European mega-metropolises such as Paris, Rome, London and Berlin are stunning, but the huge crowds take a lot of their charm away. The French capital is the fifth most visited city in the world, according to a Euromonitor report.
Slideshow: Amazing Off-the-Radar Experiences in France
Hidden gems also offer stunning architecture, rich history, bustling local culture, lively entertainment, and adventure opportunities. Even though songs are not written about them (yet), their enchanting atmosphere is appealing.
Visit places you don’t hear much about because they are home to some postcard-perfect and well-preserved ancient sights.
France is filled with old-fashioned charm, something the better known Paris and Cote d’Azur, for example, may be beginning to lack because they have been so commercialized.
Learn to cook French pastries, attend ceramics workshops, and climb the largest sand dune in the continent during your next trip to the mesmerizing country. Would you believe France is all that… and more?