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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Choosing a Region in France Based on Personality

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Have you always dreamt of exploring the top of the Eiffel Tower or seeing sunsets over the Seine river? Perhaps you'd like to explore France's native vineyards and partake of their world-renown cuisine, or do you dream of yachting in the South of France? I can take your dreams of touring the world's most visited country and turn them into reality! A great trip to France doesn't start with a Google search, and it begins with a trusted travel advisor who can help you curate a truly tailored experience. Whether you are searching for culinary wonders, the perfect bottle of wine, are a culture vulture, or someone who enjoys getting back to nature, there's at least one French city that's just the perfect fit for you. So which one fits your personality?

Lyon, France

Perfect for Food Lovers

Lyon is France's food capital; that is a hard title to claim because France exists to excite food lovers. Lyon has over 1,500 eateries and 14 Michelin Star restaurants serving traditional French food with a twist. You will never go hungry in Lyon.

Jessie's Lyon honeymoon hotel recommendation is La Villa Florentine.

Bordeaux, France

Perfect for Wine Lovers

As a wine destination, Bordeaux is hard to beat. Sip wine at some of the best wineries on the planet and take in natural beauty, history, and culture of the area.

Jessie's Bordeaux honeymoon hotel recommendation is Les Sources de Caudalie.

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Nice, France

Perfect for Adventure Seekers

Nice is the ideal jumping-off point for exploring the outdoor offerings in Cote d'Azur, including the Gorges du Verdon. The Gorges provide tons of opportunities for hiking, biking, snorkeling, and kayaking. It also has incredible, awe-inspiring views.

Jessie's Nice honeymoon hotel recommendation is Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee.

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Paris, France

Perfect for Culture Vultures

It's easy to get your culture fix in Paris! There are tons of galleries and museums waiting for you to spend hours exploring. Not to mention the arts and music festivals that go on throughout the year. There is always something new to discover in Paris. My husband loves to gallery hop in Paris; he's terrified I will go shopping instead.

Jessie's Paris honeymoon hotel recommendation is Hotel Plaza Athenee, Dorchester Collection.

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Normandy, France

Perfect for History Lovers

Normandy is home to so much history. From the beaches stormed on D Day to majestic Mont Saint Michel. The area is home to postcard-perfect French towns, chateaux, and rugged coastline just waiting for exploration.

Jessie's Normandy honeymoon hotel recommendation is Chateau d'Audrieu.

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Sainte-Maxime, France

Perfect for Beach Bums

If St Tropez is a little too busy for your tastes, head 30 minutes north to a French Riviera coastline's stunning stretch. Lounge all day on lovely white sand beaches. In Sainte-Maxime, you can take in the Mediterranean views in relative peace. It's the perfect spot to get away from the crowds.

Jessie's Sainte-Maxime honeymoon hotel recommendation is La Belle Aurore.

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St Tropez, France

Perfect for Party Animals

If you dream of being in the middle of all the action hanging with movie stars and royalty, you need to head to St. Tropez. Imagine spending your days soaking up the rays on Leonardo DiCaprio's yacht. Alright, that probably won't happen, but St Tropez encourages you to dream big. Even if you don't get invited to Leo's boat, you can party the night away in one of St Tropez's famous beach clubs.

Jessie's St Tropez honeymoon hotel recommendation is Chateau de la Messardiere.

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Alsace, France

Perfect for Stepping into a Fairytale

Alsace has changed from Germany to France for hundreds of years. The people love foie gras & sauerkraut and fine wine & beer. This diverse region is perfect for couples that want to stroll vineyards that fade into the watercolor distance. Explore hilltop castles send their ghosts soaring into the skies. Or sail by half-timbered villages in the picturesque canals that wind their way through town. A trip to Alsace is sure to charm and delight as you step into a Disney fairytale.

Jessie's Alsace honeymoon hotel recommendation is Le Chambord Hotel.

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Perfect for Winter Escapes

If you love to ski, you'll enjoy shredding powder at Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. They hosted the 1924 Winter Olympics, and it offers more than top-notch skiing. Spend your day's hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting. Are you looking for a family-friendly destination? Head to the adventure park where you can zip down the Alpine coaster and slides.

Jessie's Chamonix honeymoon hotel recommendation is Alpaga Megeve.

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Provence, France

Perfect for Romantics

At its core, Provence is a small town brimming with quaint cafes and vibrant markets. The pastoral beauty is the French dream brought to reality—rolling hills of sunflowers and lavender delight the senses. Provence sums everything excellent we love about the French lifestyle: phenomenal food, hilltop hamlets, fabulous wines, bustling markets, and a mild climate.

Jessie's Provence honeymoon hotel recommendation is Villa Gallici.

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Reims, France

Perfect for Champagne Lovers

As the Champagne region's capital, Reims is a must-visit destination for wine lovers and history buffs. You can visit numerous champagne cellars where you can learn about and taste their products. Reims features breathtaking Gothic architecture at attractions like Reims Cathedral, and the adjacent Palace of Tau.

Jessie's Reims honeymoon hotel recommendation is Chateau Les Crayeres.

Which region appeals to your personality? I adore France, but my favorite areas have to be Provence and Alsace. Even to a busy tourist hub like France, it's still possible to have a tailored travel experience that isn't just cookie-cutter. Whether you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure or something that includes popular sites plus the less-visited hidden gems, I can customize your trip, including the cities on your itinerary accommodations and daily activities. If a tailored getaway to France sounds like your cup of tea — or glass of wine, in this case, let's chat!

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