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Best cities in France for travelers - rankings

Submitted by Visit Plus on Mon, 06/26/2023 - 23:59

Ratings can suggest which city to visit on your next trip. There are many different ratings that evaluate cities according to different parameters. Here are some ratings of cities in France. Perhaps this will help you plan your next trip.

You should not completely rely on ratings, but still they carry useful information.

The most beautiful cities

The most beautiful cities in France:

  1. Paris.
  2. Lyon.
  3. Annecy.
  4. Nice.
  5. Biarritz.
  6. Montpellier.
  7. La Rochelle.
  8. Saint Malo.
  9. Bordeaux.
  10. Marseille.
  11. Toulouse.
  12. Strasbourg.

Friendliest Cities

Cities in France with the friendliest people:

  1. Lille.
  2. Lyon.
  3. Toulouse.
  4. Bordeaux.
  5. Nantes.
  6. Strasbourg.
  7. Rennes.
  8. Montpellier.
  9. Nice.
  10. Brest.
  11. Grenoble.
  12. Paris.

Cities for lovers of delicious food

The best cities in France for lovers of delicious food:

  1. Paris.
  2. Lyon.
  3. Marseilles.
  4. Toulouse.
  5. Carcassonne.
  6. Reims.
  7. Annecy.
  8. Bordeaux.

Cities where it's good to live

Cities in which to live well in France. (Scoring on several parameters. Only some of the cities known to all.)

  1. Mende.
  2. Cannes.
  3. Bourges.
  4. Nice.
  5. Valence.
  6. Orleans.
  7. Marseille.
  8. Nantes.
  9. La Rochelle.
  10. Toulon.
  11. Lyon.
  12. Paris.
  13. Toulouse.
  14. Orly.
  15. Strasbourg.
  16. Le Bourget.
  17. Lille.

You may have noticed that Lyon and Toulouse appear on all lists. It’s probably worth adding these cities to list of your desired trips. We don't mention Paris because Paris is always No. 1, as an inevitability. (Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Marseille are also on my personal wish list.)

You may disagree with these ratings and make up your own.

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