Meet the Top French Cities

Top French Cities
Lac Annecy
Press release

Top French Cities—Urban tourism at its best

Inviting travelers to explore this group of 29 cities is one of France’s ways to share the rich and varied history, heritage, cultural happenings, gastronomy and all aspects of French joie de vivre that they offer each in their own ways.

What is the common thread that ties these major cities ranging from; the meridional Marseille, the Burgundy city of Dijon, the Alsatien commune of Mulhouse, Flemish Lille, the Breton town of Rennes, the Rhones Alpes region of Clermont-Ferrand or the capital of Occitane, Toulouse? It is idea of France as a whole, the result of millennia of history that has permeated the buildings, traditions, inhabitants. These are all characteristics that make a French city incomparable to any other European destination.

Alongside of brands including Paris, Provence, the Côte d'Azur, Champagne or Normandy, these destinations are also hubs representing modernity, creativity, elegance and the zeitgeist of French culture.

Meet the Top French Cities:

TOP FRENCH CITIES Aix-en-Provence Amiens
Angers Annecy Avignon
Bordeaux Clermont-Ferrand Dijon
Grenoble La Rochelle Le Havre
Lille Marseille Metz
Montpellier Mulhouse Nancy
Nantes Nice Nîmes
Orleans Poitiers Reims
Rennes Saint-Etienne Strasbourg
Toulouse Tours Versailles

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