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The Spectacular Sights of France

Want to see the most stunning sights France has to offer? Learn more about four spectacular places to visit whilst camping in France.

The Spectacular Sights of France

If you are camping in France, you may be after many things. A raucous family holiday by the sea, a peaceful escape in secluded countryside, a gourmet's holiday in fine restaurants and vineyards, a cultural holiday spent visiting the best museums the country has to offer.

But for some people, visiting a foreign country means seeing the grandest and most spectacular sights it has to offer. If that's the kind of traveller that you are, then read on - from sublime mountains to beautiful buildings, here are four of France's most stunning sights.

Mont Blanc

The Alps are home to many famous mountains, including the Eiger and the Matterhorn, but Mont Blanc towers above them all. Standing at 4,810 metres in height above the French town of Chamonix, it is the highest mountain in Western Europe and it has captivated climbers, hikers and nature lovers for centuries.

It takes a skilled climber and some careful planning to get to the summit of Mont Blanc, but anyone can come and admire the beauty of the mountain. If you are camping in France and want to take a look at Mont Blanc, there are plenty of campsites nearby where you can base yourself, or you can hop on a train to Chamonix if you want to camp in another part of the country. Wherever you choose to stay, Mont Blanc is a sight that should not be missed.

Mont St Michel

When it comes to spectacular sights, it is hard to beat Mont St Michel. This fortified abbey, built on an island that is one kilometre from the north coast, is accessible only at certain times of the day, when the tides pass to reveal a land bridge connecting the island to the mainland. The Gothic design and unique location combine to make Mont St Michel a truly breathtaking sight, especially if you have the chance to go on a tour of the abbey at night.

Brittany is a great place to go camping in France, with a beautiful coastline and numerous historic sights, and if you choose to go camping in Brittany, make sure to go to Mont St Michel.

Château de Chambord

The Loire Valley is one of the most beautiful regions in France, a haven for hikers, cyclists and campers who enjoy the gently rolling scenery, the beautiful river, and the famous Châteaux of the Valley. Perhaps the most spectacular of them all is Château de Chambord. This sixteenth century Renaissance building (rumoured by some to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci) is the largest Château in the region, constructed by the French King Francois I as a hunting lodge. If you go camping in the Loire, it is an essential place to visit.

The Palace of Versailles

The French monarchy was responsible for the construction of countless stunning buildings, but perhaps none can match the grandeur of the Palace of Versailles. Constructed as a royal residence on the outskirts of Paris, this enormous building stands as the ultimate symbol of the kings of France, and is one of the most spectacular places that you can visit in France.

About the Author

Lorraine Waddell is the brand and advertising manager of Canvas Holidays, a leading European camping operator that provides the best selection of sites for
camping in France
. With over 40 years of experience, Canvas offer superb camping holidays to France, Spain and a total of 9 European countries.



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