Perigord, Quercy, and Gascony

Today we publish some new destinations in the app: Perigord, Quercy and Gascony, France. They are probably the most picturesque hinterland regions of France. You can find large towns such as Périgueux, Cahors with its impressive medieval bridge – or Albi. Toulouse is the largest city in the region and also one of the most interesting in the country.

And of course, the beautiful villages of the Perigord and Gascony, on the banks of rivers or the stunning towns of Sarlat and Rocamadour – one of the most picturesque and visited places in France -. And there is also an important heritage of caves in the area, including those of Lascaux, one of the largest in the world.

We have included more than 100 different destinations in the region within the app, so if you’re wondering the destination of your next getaway here’s an excellent suggestion. Don’t miss it!

Paris

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From now on and continuing with the series of destinations in France we have recently published, you can enjoy the most interesting places in Paris in TravelEchoes. An impressive city with many attractions for everyone. From its most famous icon, the Eiffel Tower, to the most complete and important world museums like the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe, La Defense, the Tuileries, the Place de la Concorde,Montparnasse, Montmartre, Notre Dame, a boat ride on the Seine and many other possibilities to explore this wonderful city, certainly one of the most interesting in the world .

Corsica

Corsica has a great climate and some of the most diverse and amazing landscapes in all Europe. Nowhere in the Mediterranean will you find beaches finer than the island’s perfect half-moon bays of white sand and transparent water, or seascapes more spectacular than the red Calanches of the west coast. Bastia is a purely Corsican town. The northern Cap Corse harbours sandy coves and fishing villages such as Macinaggio and Centuri-Port. L’Île-Rousse and Calvi, the latter graced with an impressive citadelle and fabulous sandy beach, are major resorts.

The spectacular Scandola nature reserve is visited by boat from the tiny resort of Porto, from where walkers can also discover the wild Gorges de Spelunca. Corte, at the heart of Corsica, is the best base for exploring the Parc Naturel Régional that runs almost the entire length of the island. Sandy beaches and rocky coves punctuate the west coast all the way down to Ajaccio – the island’s capital -. Filitosa is a great prehistoric site. Sartène is the quintessential Corsican town.

Bonifacio, a great set of ancient buildings perched over white cliffs at the southern tip of the island, is a really picturesque site. Porto-Vecchio provides a great opportunity for excursions to the amazing beaches of the south.

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Languedoc-Roussillon

From now on you can visit a new and great set of destinations in Languedoc-Roussillon, southeast of France. It combines miles of coastline with a rugged hinterland.  Its sandy mediterranean beaches are perfect for family holidays with resorts such as La Grande Motte, Le Cap d’Agde, Palavas-les-Flots, Le Grau-du-Roi, Gruissan … Maybe they lack the charm of the Côte d’Azur resorts but they are much more quiet.

Inland, you can visit picturesque towns -Minerve, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Olargues – and some interesting and lively cities such as Montpellier, Nîmes and Perpignan.  Carcassonne is the most beautiful medieval town in France and probably in Europe. And nature has also its place here, with Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc being the highlight.

 

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Provence and Cote d’Azur

Today we publish the Provence and the Cote d’Azur Guide. A great destination for your holidays. And this is not only about sun and beach, this southern region of France is the most visited because of its picturesque villages – Vence, Èze, Gordes…- and amazing natural resources. Here you will find the Alps, and some of the mythical  summits of the Tour de France: Mont Ventoux, Galibier, …

This is a region of amazing gorges, such as the Gorges du Verdon, the Camargue saltflats, huge lavender fields and of course magnificent beaches and resorts such as Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer and many more.Here you will also find Marseille and its famous calanques.

All in all an amazing region for your holidays. Enjoy it! We have included more than 140 points of interest in the app

Aquitaine

Aquitaine is one of the most varied regions of France. Around the Gironde estuary, the region is low-lying land, and one of the most famous wine-producing areas in France. The highlight here is the picturesque town of Saint-Émilion. Bordeaux, the capital city, has many fine buildings in the old city, such as the unique eighteenth-century theatre. North of Bordeaux, to the west of the Gironde estuary, lies the area of Médoc, the most prestigious of the region’s wine-producing areas.

On the coast, the resort of Arcachon is very popular, on account of its incredible landscape, with the proximity of the Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. Les Landes, to the south,  is the most heavily forested area of Europe; it is covered with pine forests interspersed with small areas of heath, farmland and lakes. The coastline of les Landes is a long almost unbroken stretch of sandy beach with nice and quiet resorts such as Biscarrosse, Capbreton, Mimizan, Lacanau, Hossegor and many more.

 

Pays Basque and Pyrenees

 

 

The Pyrenees cut across southwest France from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast (GR10 is a great way of getting to know this amazing natural environment). Along the way you will find great places such as the citadel of Montségur on top of a rocky hill, the pilgrimage center of Lourdes, Pau in the Béarn country or the Basque port of Bayonne.

This great mountain range, a paradise for walkers, includes some of the best natural places in France. The Parc National des Pyrénées, Iraty Forest or the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Ariégeoises are great examples. Gavarnie or Troumouse offer some of the most spectacular sights.

Lovers of quiet and picturesque villages will be rewarded by St-Bertrand-de-Comminges,Aïnhoa, St-Jean-de-Luz, Sauvaterre-de-Béarn and many more….

Loire Valley

 

We present in TravelEchoes this wonderful region of France, a must for lovers of castles. Through the course of the Loire River are dozens of spectacular castles, certainly there is no region in the world with such quantity and quality of them. Just to mention some of the best : Chenonceau , Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau … . and many more.

 

Further along the Loire and its area of influence we find beautiful medieval towns like Guérande , Loches , Chinon … and also a number of charming cities , from the most important in the region such as Tours, Orleans , Nantes to other medium-size, but also with a lot to see : Saumor , Blois, Angers …

 

And in the major coastal  resorts you can enjoy sandy beaches in La Baule and Sables d’ Olonne , and charming villages such as Le Croissic or islands such as Noirmoutier.

 

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Normandy

Today we include a new destination in TravelEchoes: Normandy. It is a fabulous destination in northern France, which has its best known spot in the magnificent Mont St-Michel. The profile of this little island in the Atlantic crowned by its imposing abbey is one of the most characteristic images of France. Charming ports as Honfleur, Barfleur, or those located along the coast of Alabaster have a unique charm. Natural paradises like the Cotentin peninsula, the cliffs of Etretat, different scenarios of D-Day landings of World War II… and much more complete the offer of this spectacular region.

Visit Alsace and Lorraine

Easter is coming and we are happy to announce that a great destination for these days is released in TravelEchoes. Alsace abounds with castles and picturesque villages. Among the first ones we recommend ‘Château du Haut-Koenigsbourd’ -perched on the top of a hill- and the Château Fort de Fleckenstein. They are probably the best examples in this area. And there are lots of fairy-tale villages extremely well-kept with picturesque half-timbered houses waiting for you. Stroll around the streets of Colmar, Eguisheim, Ribeauville, Obernai and many more.

And of course  a visit to one of the capitals of Europe, Strasbourg, is also highly  recommended. The charming old quarter, the Ponts Couverts -picturesque bridges- and the  new architecture shown in the sites of the european institutions are great reasons to spend a day here.

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