Top 100 Experiences In France

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Top 100 Experiences In France—The List Is Growing

France has so much to offer in terms of sites and experiences and while the typical travel guide will highlight the Top 10 or most common ones, I like to share those that have been truly unique to me. I have done each one of these Top 100 experiences in France (active, outdoor, culinary, arts and entertainment, or learning) during my many trips to France and some I have done more than once (ie. Kayaking under the Post du Gard) because I loved the experience so much.

More experiences are continually added to the list and when it surpasses 100, I’ll just keep adding more, so it will be the “Top 100+ France Experiences”!

Be sure to check out the map at the end of the page. Each of these experiences is indicated on the map, so if you’re looking at visiting a certain area of France, click on one of the locations and read about the experience.

I will be adding to this list so that eventually there will be 100 experiences that you should consider doing in France.  Here we go (click on the title to get more information):

1. Touring Many Chateaux In The Loire Valley 

2. Paddling A Kayak Under the Pont du Gard in Provence

3. Running In The Marathon du Medoc

4. Learning French at Ecole des Trois Ponts in Riorges France  and

What To Expect When You Take A French Immersion Course In France

5. Having A Picnic Dinner In Paris

6. Attending A Chamber Music Concert in Sainte-Chapelle In Paris

7. Riding A Bicycle In France

8. Take a cooking course at Cordon Bleu

9. Attend a performance or take a guided tour at the Paris Opera (Palais Garnier)

10. Visit a local market and buy a roasted chicken

11. Attend a French concert

12. Attend a bull fight and Is It Wrong To Attend La Course Camarguaise (Provencal Bullfight)?

13. Stand in the middle of a field of sunflowers

14. Try on (and buy) an Hermes scarf.

15. Sit in a bar on the Champs Elysee and watch the World Cup Finale

16. Fly In A Hot Air Balloon in the Loire Valley

17. Lunch At The Eiffel Tower

18. Attend the Fete de la Veraison In Chateuneuf-du-Pape

19. Eat Lunch or Dinner at a Farmhouse

20. Visit “Le Café Des Chats

21. Seeing An English-Speaking Comedy In Paris 

22. Market Tour and Cooking Class at Le Foodist

23. Kitchen Gadget Shopping at E. Dehillerin in Paris

24. Be in Paris on New Year’s Eve

25. Be in Paris on July 14 and watch the Bastille Day Parade

26. Attend a fashion show at Galeries Lafayette in Paris

27. Do the Van Gogh Walk in Saint Remy de Provence

28. Drink a hot chocolate at Angelina’s in Paris

29. Historic Walking Tour of Paris

30. Take a tour of La Conciergerie

31. Buy an ice cream from Berthillon and walk around the Ils St-Louis

32. Walk along the Canal St-Martin

33. Have a drink on a barge on the Seine in Paris

34. Go to a book talk at Shakespeare and Co.

35.  Spend the night at a real chateau

36. Visit Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise

37. Hiking In Chamonix And The French Alps

38. Visit The D-Day Beaches Of Normandy

39. Champagne Tasting in Champagne

40. Volcanoes In France?

41. 37 Wines Later At The Marche Aux Vins (Beaune)

42. Running In France

43. Marché Aux Puces: A Flea Market Worth Visiting In Paris

44. Experience Eating These French Foods

45. Taking Home Some Unique Gifts From France

46. Oysters and French 75 On New Year’s Eve

47. Great French Meal in Lyon

48. Visiting London and Paris via the Eurostar

49. Wine Experiences For The Senses In Paris

50. VizEat: A Dining Experience With Locals

51. Culinary Tour Changed My Mind About Montmartre

52. Experiencing Medieval France

53. Active Boomer In France: Some activities to consider

54. Surfing In Biarritz

55. Discovering The Covered Passages In Paris

56. Unique Experiences During My First Trip To France

57. Photographing The 10 Most Beautiful Places In France

58. Take A Short Excursion To Monte Carlo To Gamble?

59. Oysters and Wine At Le Baron Rouge Wine Bar After A Market Visit

60. Visiting Fondation Louis Vuitton For The Architecture

61. Seeing The Tour de France

62. Staying In A Chalet In The Heart Of The French Alps

63. Visiting the Cité Medievale de Conflans in Albertville

64. The Most Beautiful Villages Of France: Some That I Have Visited (and recommend)

65. Visit a“Cave à Vin” to sample delicious foods and wine.

66. Visit Verdun And Some Of The World War 1 Sites

67. Visiting and Going On top Of Some of France’s Arcs, Arches, and Portes

68. Be In France During “Les Soldes” (Winter or Summer)

69. Seeing Paris In A Different Light—Night Time

70. You MUST Try Bouillabaisse (Fish Soup/Stew) The Traditional Way

71. Two Special Experiences In Marseille: Seafood and Views

72. La Cité du Vin Wine Museum In Bordeaux

73. The Other Part Of Versailles Visitors Often Miss: Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet and Petit Trianon

74. Flamingos, Wild Horses and The Medieval Fortress of Aigues-Mortes In The South Of France

75. 36 Hour Stopover In Collioure With A Hike up to Fort Saint-Elme.

76.  Cruising Down The Seine River In Paris OR 4 Boat Tours To Experience Outside Of Paris

78. Fête de la Transhumance: Sheep Fill The Streets In St-Rémy

79. Rochers Sculptés (Sculptured Rocks) in Brittany

80. Quirkiest, Most Imaginative Sight: Les Machines de L’île In Nantes

81. An Easy Hike In Colorado– Le Colorado Provencal

82. King Arthur And The Brocéliande Forest Legend

83. Exploring The Other Side Of Montmartre (Beyond Sacre Coeur and the Moulin Rouge)

84. Visit Le Chateau des Baux de Provence While You Can

85. Discover France’s Version Of Stonehenge: Carnac’s Megalithic Alignments

86. Seeing Optical Illusions At The Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence

87. Learning About Paris While You Run: With Paris Running Tours

88. Celebrating Cinema At the Lumière Museum In Lyon

89, Traboules and Wall Murals In Lyon

90. Lunch At Pomze in Paris: Satisfying An Addiction

91. Paris Greeters: A Free Walking Tour Worth Taking

92. Highlights Of Montpellier And An Excursion to Sete

93. See Van Gogh’s Paintings Come Alive In Provence And On Film

94. Seeing Fashion At  Musée Yves Saint Laurent In Paris

95. 9 Beautiful Spots To Get Away From The Crowds In Paris

96.  Paris Dinner Soirée At Jim Haynes

97.  “59 Rivoli”–A Former Squat That Provides Studios For Artists In Paris

98. Remains Of The Bastille: 4 Spots You Likely Overlooked

99. National Library of France: 2 Sites Worth Visiting

100. Parisian bistro with traditional French cuisine: A la Biche au Bois

And now the NEXT 100!

101. My City Hunt With Paris In Action

102. Watch, follow, or ride in a Citroën 2CV

103. Abandoned railway in Paris: La Petite Ceinture

104. Where You Can Find Lavender In Provence

105. Discover Pont d’Arc By Kayak

106. Two Of The Best Ways To See The Cliffs At Étretat

107. Where To See The Best Bastille Day Fireworks In Normandy

108. Visiting A Lavender Farm In Provence And Learning About Lavender And Lavandin Oil

109. Lunch with a view of Etretat

110. Sound and Light Shows In Paris and Provence That You Must See

111. Hidden gardens in Etretat

112. Take Your Daughter To This Museum In Paris: Marie Curie Museum

113.  A multi-sensory experience devoted to Calvados apple brandy

114. Historical Walking Tour: Life In Paris During WWII

115. The drive between Normandy and Paris: ‘Route des Abbayes’

116. Where to see French films with English subtitles in Paris

Need More Ideas?

  1. If you want more ideas in the area where you are travelling, check out this map. It shows the location and related post about the site and experience.

2. If you’re looking for specific, unique experiences in Paris, check out this page: Unique Paris Experiences 

100+ Unique Experiences In France

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