Destinations

Paris and beyond—The best places to visit in France

An interactive map of France showing all the places covered by this online travel guide

 
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The Traffic Light Tree is a a 1998 sculpture by Pierre Vivant, not a real traffic signal, but still indicative of how confusing it can be to drive in Paris. (Photo by Jeff Summers)

Paris is the world capital of romance, fine cuisine, great art, café life, and a general joie de vivre

 
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Coronation of Charles X of France (c. 1827) by François Gérard (Photo Public Domain)

The small medieval city of Chartres has one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in Europe

 
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The rivers of the Centre-Loire region are lined by the most glorious chateaux in France—nice wine, too.