Vive la France! Quaint villages, buzzing cities and scenery to die for, parfait non? If you’re thinking about heading to France for your TEFL adventure then you’re in for a treat or if France hasn’t been on your agenda just yet then this will be sure to put it firmly on the map!
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1) Hit the slopes in Chamonix – Let’s go! Suit up and prepare yourself for some of the finest skiing in the world! Mont Blanc is the mother of all mountains and probably one of the most stunning terrains you’ll ever see.
2) Go surfing in Biarritz – Bleach blonde hair, tan, dazzling smile, peace & love – whatever clichés spring to mind when you think of surfing they probably all started here! Biarritz is considered a pioneer for European surfing. Far out.
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3) Canoe down the Dordogne – a great way to really soak up the atmosphere (no pun intended) beautiful scenery!
4) Palace of Versailles – King Louis XIV lavish residence is a must-see for all history geeks!
5) Christmas market in Strasbourg - Mulled wine, pretzels, the very impressive cathedral. But a word to the wise – it’s beautiful but freezing! Wrap up VERY warm. Don’t believe me? Check out my photo below!
6) Wine-tasting in Bordeaux – an afternoon can easily be whiled away at one of the many Chateaux sniffing, swirling and sampling the wines on display.
7) Join the rich and famous in St Tropez – Ahhh to be rich, swan on to your luxury yacht and watch the world go by... If only! Anyway, it’s nice to visit and you can still watch the world go by but maybe just from a park bench...
8) Visit Mont St Michel in Normandy – This place really is incredible. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that is only accessed by a single road – efforts are currently being put in place to remove the causeway so as to keep Mont St Michel as an island which can only be accessed by bridge.
Photo by Paul Stephenson
9) See Claude Monet’s garden - This rural retreat in Giverny, Normandy is birthplace of some of the artist’s most recognised paintings. Great for a stroll around :)
10) French villages - (sorry for the generalisation, it got a bit tricky at the end of the top 10!) If I had to pick a region for stunning villages it would probably be Provence. Gordes, Roussillon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Borme-les-Mimosas...the list is endless and that’s only the villages!
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After all that, there wasn’t an Eiffel Tower in sight! Just proving my point that there’s more to France than Paris! If you’re getting tempted by all that France has to offer then keep an eye out on our Jobs board. What are everyone’s must-see French destinations?