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

The glorious stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle (Photo by Jean-Christophe BENOIST)

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

"Bakers" (1872) by Nicolas Coffetier (Photo by Reinhardhauke)

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

The castle-hotel Château des Arpentis from the air (Photo )

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