3 Places to visit in France that are not your usual destinations

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What is it about France? The thought alone makes you swoon and leaves you thinking of berets, wine, and beautiful sights. Whether you’ve been to France or not, the country has so much to offer and I have been so lucky to be able to have road tripped through the country. I love France, and I know that I only got the chance to see a small slice of the country. Either way, I do have a little bit of experience and wanted to share my tips with you to see a different side of France. Why not steer clear of Paris (yes, I know, I know) and see some other lovely places.

Lourdes, France

Lourdes is a place for pilgrimage and many of the people that visit are devout Christians, but don’t let that fact keep you away from such a beautiful and pristine town. I visited Lourdes during my road trip through France to get to Spain, but was enamoured by the place that I just had to stay another night. I made the choice to stay an extra night as soon as I settled in and it was great to have the chance to pick up my mobile to extend my booking. It’s so peculiar, but worth seeing. There is a river that runs through the town, beautiful architecture, and is something to behold.

When travelling you want to have ease of booking, which is where sites like Ebooking come in handy. Enter your location, dates, and voila, you will have so many options at your fingertips. The great thing is that you can pop on the app to find your perfect booking as you can choose depending on your budget, the distance from certain destinations, and so much more. You’ll be able to find a place that is perfect for you!


Boulogne-sur-Mer is a town in Northern France that isn’t your usual tourist destination, but it’s so close to England (relatively speaking) that it’s worth popping into see on your way to another destination. You can find the Nausicaá – Centre national de la Mer, which is the largest public aquarium in Europe! You can also see the Château de Boulogne-sur-Mer, churches, and visit the beaches, too!

A bonus is that you can pop on over to visit Belgium too, as it’s such a close drive.


I loved the charm of the cute houses in Poitiers, but the main attraction here is Futuroscope. Futuroscope is the first theme park in France. It is a futuristic themed park that offers many attractions and unique shows that are one of a kind. From dancing with robots, to a planetarium, an IMAX theatre, and even an attraction that takes you through the dark. Whether you have kids or not, it’s a good attraction to see. It’s a great stop if you are looking for an off the beaten path destination.

So, there you go. If you are looking for options of what to see and do in France that are not the usual destinations to consider these, and don’t forget to book your accommodation.

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