8 Best Places to Visit in France this Summer


Saint Emilion Bordeaux France

Here’s something that might surprise you – there’s more to Bordeaux than wine! Obviously, if you’re a wine connoisseur and that’s what you’re looking for, then fill your glass, quite literally. But if you’re looking for art, history, culture and gastronomic delights, then you’ll also find them in Bordeaux.

Situated on the Garonne River in South West France, Bordeaux is home to the stunning Bassins de Lumières, which translates to the Ponds of Light, and is the largest digital art museum in the world. You can also channel your inner detective and take part in the Escape Hunt Bordeaux, an escape room experience where you need to solve clues before time runs out.

Further afield, and if you’ve hired a car, you can take a trip outside of Bordeaux and visit the plentiful lakes and vineyards that surround this beautiful area of France. And should you want to visit a wine estate actually within Bordeaux itself, then there is in fact, only one – the Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion.

We hope this list has inspired you to think about all the different areas of France to visit during the summer that you might have overlooked before. Enjoy, have fun, and don’t forget to send us a postcard!