© Mairie de Dijon
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© Terrraluna, OT Nîmes
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About City breaks
Easily accessible by train and direct air connections, Top French cities are just a hop across the Channel and yet so exotic. Just what you need for a perfect long weekend!
Many of these cities will surprise you such as the lively Marseille, Reims the city were the Kings of France were crowned or even Strasbourg, where the whole city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
While being a reflection of the diversity of their surroundings, the cities of France can also count on the locals to boast wonderfully warm and joyful atmospheres.
Top French cities
Located in the heart of the largest fine wine region, a hop away from the Atlantic Coast with great beaches and surf points, Bordeaux is a ravishing port of call for cruise ships and a stopover for river cruises. Add culture, gastronomy, shopping and beautiful weather and you have it all!
Elected by the French in 2014 "second favourite city for its way of life", the worlds "best food city" by the New-York webzine thrillist.com and Frances' most welcoming city for cyclists, Bordeaux is definitely worth seeing!