As I mentioned yesterday, we’re heading back to my favorite city in the world, Paris, in just a few months and I can’t get my mind off our upcoming trip lately! So today, we’re reveling in France just a little bit more. I loved doing my post a couple weeks ago on the 5 Reasons to Visit Morocco so I thought we’d make this more a regular occurrence and talk about reasons to visit specific places all over the world.
Today, here’s why you should book that ticket to France!
And be sure to make it to the bottom of the post for a giveaway to go with this post!
You really can’t complain about the lack of charm in France or any French town or city. Charm seems to ooze out of this country from cobblestone streets to colorful buildings to town squares built in checkerboard tile. France will leave you wondering if you’re in a storybook and I always leave wanting more!
Headed to France?
Babes in Thriftland says
I’ve never tried a LUXE guide but they sound like my kind of guide! I love learning about things off the beaten path which is why I’ve always liked Rick Steves. Sometimes (as a 30-something) I want more hip things to do. So this would be perfect for me. Plus, I LOVE Paris. I’ve been 3 times and really want to go back again and again. 🙂
They are great, check out their company. I have a ton of their guides now. They have great hip and non touristy things in the guides which I love!
I just went to Paris last month and loved it! I wasn’t there for long enough to really explore everything I wanted to, so I would love to go back!
Ahhh isn’t it amazing!!? It’s never long enough for me when I’m there 🙂
Kate @ Dusty Window Panes says
I am actually hoping to go to Paris this fall!! And hence I am devouring everything I can find about it =)
Nice!!! Hopefully you’ll be able to go!
Nice, I’ve never heard of this company! But if I have to judge a book by its cover, I’d say it looks totally worth owning. Like you, I always want to go to Paris, just to be there and take in the glorious ambiance of it all. Also to shop and eat macarons 😉
Yes, check them out! I love the LUXE guides and have the for many cities now in my collection! And yes, macarons!!!!! 🙂
Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven says
I want to go to Paris because I went when I was a teen and now I want to experience as an adult!
Yes! I did the same thing and it’s so different experiencing it as an adult, I think way better!
Shannon Kennedy says
I agree – the food and architecture are great reasons!
I can not wait to get to Paris! I love the architecture and I so want to eat everything people post in pictures!
Oh you will not go hungry there 🙂
Wow these photos are gorgeous. Love the fonts as well. Your blog is great! France is on my bucket list. My boyfriend lives in England so maybe when I visit him next time we can hop on over! x
Thank you so much for the kind words!!! You should totally hop over the Channel for a French visit sometime 🙂
The Starving Inspired says
As if I needed a reason. 😉 This is great!
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Hahaha! Love this comment 🙂 You’re so right!
I love France I am dying to reatun
I feel the same way!
I’ve always wanted to take the cliche photo under the Eiffel Tower 🙂
I’ve done that many times and I still get butterflies every time 🙂
Alex, Denglish Speaker says
The French architecture is just so dreamy, I love it all! I’m headed to Paris in a couple weeks 🙂
It really is! Love that you’re going soon, can’t wait to see pics 🙂
Aside from becoming fascinated with Paris from watching the last season of Sex and the City – Paris is the one city besides New York that I am dying to visit…. for all the exact reasons you mentioned above! I’ve been bitten by the travel bug and Paris is top of my list.
Love that you mentioned SATC, because it’s a favorite of mine and I’ve watched those Paris episodes way more times than I’d like to admit!
I’d like to see the churches, museums, & food.
They are all wonderful!
Chan Ching Ying says
I would love to read up on Luxe’s Paris guide! Really do need to give their quaints cafes a shot to taste their food!
Yes! It’s for sure a French experience! 🙂
Elizabeth Georgian says
I’d love to go to Paris! J and I are thinking of planning a trip there from LT sometime next academic year or in the summer. I feel like 1 week isn’t enough to explore Paris and other parts of France!
Fun!!! It’s always a great spot for a trip!
Zaby @ Zaby's Perspective says
I am going to study in France next year am so looking forward to going there. thank you for the post. I am glad your post wasnt mainstream and you introduced us to other parts of France
So glad you’ll get to see France and enjoy all of the country!
What a great post. I just came back from France and can definitely agree with this list.
I’m so glad! It’s such a gorgeous country!
I returned from Paris on Thursday and have absolutely fallen in love with the city! It was my first time there but it was only for 3 days. I’m definitely looking to spend more time there to properly explore every detail. I may even want to live there in the future!
Oh I’m so glad to hear you loved it! 🙂
Colleen, Alix says
Hey as frenchy I found your post and pix very nice!
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I am trying to plan my first trip to Paris! I would love this book:)
France is glorious—lived there in the 60s for a few years, taught English and US literature there, go back as often as possible–spend last summer there, took the train to Marseilles, drove around Provence, Le Luberon, and Le Camargue–there is so much to do and see, everywhere—many countries in France—Auvergne, Dordogne, Bretagne, Normandie, Picardie–so much to see—hope to go back in the Spring for a good and long stay—important to spend a month, at least, when possible, and also imp’t to study le francais before you go, of course….
the people are the most intelligent and best trained–they have the best schools, the best economists–see Thomas Piketty–and the Number One Health System in the World–see UN, WHO–at one fourth the cost of the terrible elitist US Health system—and it’s free to visitors, too, in fact–as it is in England, too—I know, I tried it last year with a knee injury in Cardiff and with further care in Paris—all FREE!
All the Universities are PUBLIC!–no private really–all over Europe–and all virtually FREE, too! Think of that!
Used to be like that here, too–before Reagan.
Avec mes meuilleurs voeux,
Yea, there are some great things about the country for sure!
It’s been a long time since my last trip to Paris, but would love to go again any time soon
It’s such a great place to return to, even after many years!
Lori G in PA says
Off to Paris in November. Just starting to firm up plans. This guide would be a great tool! Thanks for the opportunity!
This guide would be perfect then! So excited for you!
ana maria says
France is quite a nice country to visit
It really is, such a lovely country!
I love Paris!
Me too! 🙂
I completely agree with you – Paris is incredible!
Planning my dream vacation to Paris and Luxe sounds perfect to help me do that…and reading your blog 🙂
It would be perfect for you! And thank you so so much for the kind words 🙂
Priyanka Kanagaraj says
Hey Casey . This is Priyanka . Hope you remember me ; the Indian , with big dreams , who mailed you a couple of months back 😀 To be honest, I wasn’t able to catch up with your blog posts due to exams and stuffs . Today , I wanted to make this Sunday evening perfect , and I thought i would read your blog posts . And , the very first blog posts I clicked was this . This is such a small post , but it was just perfect . You have mentioned 5 of the best exquisite things about France . Lovely post . Last time when I mailed you , I said that I’m doing my Engineering , and now I have actually completed my Engineering . Just a few months back . Hopefully , and by Gods grace , I am looking forward to doing my Masters in Paris , France , early next year(fingers crossed) . Hope things go well .. And you , have a great time in Paris .
Hi Priyanka!!! So glad to hear from you! 🙂 And congratulations on your achievements, sounds wonderful! I’ll be thinking of you hoping you get to continue your studies in Paris!
Denise Laird says
I want to travel to Paris again to take my husband and son. They have never been and I know they will love the sites, cuisine, and feel of the city as much as I do!
I love taking people to Paris and watching them fall in love with it as I have, such a fulfilling experience! 🙂
laurl self says
So glad I found you! My sister and I have been taking about going to France in the fall, a guide to Paris would be awesome!
So glad to have you 🙂 This guide would be perfect for you!
Departures With Aimee says
I want to go to Paris for the wonderful experience and to visit the museums!
Such great reasons! 🙂
Departures With Aimee says
Thank you Casey 🙂 Wonderful post as always! xo
Celia Sánchez says
I’m pretty sure that Paris is a lovely city to be visited!
Oh yes, it really is! 🙂
Nicole Lehrer Stanaland says
I am going to visit a friend in August in Paris for a girls weekend!
Paris is so beautiful to visit. Each arrondissement has itw own charm and there is many things to discover
You’re so right, each neighborhood in Paris is uniquely its own!
I went to Nice last year with my french class, and absolutely loved it there. Definetely want to visit Paris next, it’s always been a dream of mine. X
Nice is so lovely, one of my favorite spots in France! Though Paris has my heart 🙂
Gina Marie says
I have always dreamed of visiting France and this year I decided to start seriously getting ready for the trip by taking a Conversational French course. Looking forward to experiencing everything listed on your blog and more when I finally get there myself!
Excellent! That’s a great way to get immersed in the culture too! And your French will really help you when you get to France! 🙂
Amie Melnychuk says
I would love to go back to continue and relive our honeymoon. There were so many things that we didn’t get to, and I would love to take in all over again.
We went for our honeymoon too! 🙂 It’s such a great city!
TWENTY & CO says
Oh how I want to visit France! My cousin visited on a 6 month exchange and loved it – plus everyone is in Europe at the moment posting photos of Paris! Jealous! One day 🙂
Yes, you should go! 🙂 It’s a fantastic city!
Pamela RG says
I just booked my trip to Paris for October. I will be taking some French language classes there. I am so excited now! I am following your Blog on Bloglovin.
Nice!!! We’re going in October too and I couldn’t be more excited! Love that you’re taking some French, it will help a lot!
Sara Modahl says
I went to Paris once when I was in middle school and I can’t wait to repeat the experience with my boyfriend as soon as we can get the funds together!! Your post here has me just that much more excited!!
Yes!!! It’s so amazing being there with the person you love 🙂
I am going to Paris at the end of August for about 10 days, I can’t wait to try their food as well as visiting all the museums. I am so happy that I found this post while planning our routes there 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!
Yay!!! You’ll have an amazing time!
Aga Davidziak says
I want to go to Paris to know the culture of my future husband better 🙂
Oh wow, that would be wonderful!
Yi Ying says
Great post, didnt know about LUXE guides! 😀
Yes, check them out!!! They are great!
Izzy Hicks says
I just booked my trip to Paris last night! Roll on September! 🙂 X
Yay!!! Have an amazing trip!
Marissa Grogan says
I’m going to Paris in September for my honeymoon! It has always been a dream to go to France! Winning this guide would help soo much!!
Oh wow, so fun! We went for our honeymoon and it’s such a fantastic destination for that! 🙂
Genia Klein says
Isn’t it everyone’s dream to go to Paris?
Emily Hewitt says
I would want to go and take my mother around the beautiful sites. She deserves it after going through major brain surgery. The art, the foods, the landscapes. They are all something to be enjoyed <3
That would be amazing to take your mom! We took family there a couple years ago and it was so interesting seeing it through their eyes!
Anita Carol Gambrell says
I want to go to Paris because of the beauty I see in the photographs. It will also bring me closer to my half sister who is French! I may actually get to meet her one day!
Oh wow, that’s amazing! I hope you get there someday soon!
I am going to Paris in a week!!! So escited after reading this!!
Yay!!! Have an amazing trip!
We are heading to Paris next summer. It’s been 16 years since we were there on our honeymoon!
Oh wow, that will be such an amazing trip!!!
I have visited Paris once before and I loved it so much that I simply need to go back! I want to go with my best friend, who has never been to Paris.
It’s so nice to go back and experience more of the city, it’s never-ending for things to see and do in Paris! 🙂
I want to go to Paris cause I’ve already been there two years ago but haven’t seen everything I wanted so I would definitely want to come back and visit all the other beautiful spots I didn’t have a chance to see. Also Paris is a city which you can never get bored of 🙂
Great reason to go back! 🙂
Marija Mijatović says
I plan to go to Paris in November ,for the first, time to celebrate my 40th birthday. I really, really need this guide 🙂
That will be a great birthday!! 🙂
Constance Klein says
I want to go to Paris to eat wondrous meals, be dressed as well as those around me and to glory in the beauty of a place I have studied since high school and not been able to visit…yet.
Yes!!! Sounds wonderful!
Constance Klein says
My tumblr blog is colettesmom because Colette is my favorite author and muse. I’d like to visit her residences in Paris and beyond Paris.
Oh wow!!! Sounds great!
Lori / AdventuresOfASickChick says
Makes me want to go back! (sigh)
I hope you get to!
Marusa Krajnc says
Hey, just planning a trip to Paris this Seprember. I don’t have a guide yet 😉
Jasmine Zhu says
Totally agree, I want to go back too!
I know, I always want to go back!
Diva In me says
As many times as I’ve visited Paris, I definitely still find so much treasure in Paris every time I go back. It’s definitely one of the place I would love to stay for the summer or winter =)
Me too, I agree. I’ve love to stay a whole season sometime!
Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life says
Ohw.. Paris. My love. This list makes me want to go back immediately
I know! It’s so hard to stay away from Paris! 🙂
Debra Schramm says
I want to go to Paris for the fabulous food and the gorgeous scenery.
Both great reasons!
I want to meet my sister (who lives in Glasgow) in Provence and drink wine, eat, laugh and relax.
That would be an amazing time! 🙂
I went to Paris once…with my best friend. We took a train from Belgium and arrived in Paris around 8am. We walked everywhere we could…for the whole day…once it started getting dark, we found the place to spend the night….and then, we went back out. My first encounter with Notre Dame was at 11pm…it was magical and eerie at the same time. That day, my first day in Paris, we walked over 13hrs. We went back to our room, tired but happy. Next morning, we headed out early…and added some extra 9hrs to our city tour before we had to catch the train back. And after all that…I left feeling as if we only got to skim over the surface of everything that Paris had to offer. I would like to go back…once again…stay longer…be prepared…explore more. “Paris is always a good idea!”
Paris is so magical at night, I love it when all the lights come on!
Amye Mae says
I just got back from 10 days in France and it was just incredible…wish I was still there! You definitely nailed it, these 5 reasons really exemplify what we just experienced in our travels.
I’m going to be sharing a lot of our experiences, itineraries and travel tips in the coming weeks on my blog, but let me know directly if you have any specific questions! Enjoy your trip coming up!
Lucky you!!!! Hope it was an amazing trip!
We’re going to Paris this September, so this guide couldn’t come at a better time! 🙂
Have an amazing trip!
Here’s 5 reasons to visit France. The sixth could be numerous sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.