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The Best Small Towns in France

France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are numerous amazing places to see in France, from big metropolitan cities like Paris to luxury sea resorts on the French Riviera. In this post we will show you some of the most lovely small towns in France: Colmar, Annecy, Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Étretat, Gordes, Riquewihr and Moustiers-Saint-Marie. These towns are located throughout the whole of France and each has a charm of the region in which it is located.

Colmar

Colmar is located in northeastern France in the Alsace region. Throughout XIX and XX century Colmar was part of Germany twice, finally it become part of France after World War II.

Annecy

Annecy is located in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France, near the border between France and Switzerland. Annecy lies on the Lake Annecy.

Eguisheim

Eguisheim is located in northeastern France in the Alsace region. The Alsace “Wine Route” passes Eguisheim. In May 2013 Eguisheim was voted as the “Favorite French Village”.

Kaysersberg

Kaysersberg is one of the more beautiful small towsn in the Alsace region. Apart from tourism, production of wine is a very important part of Kaysersberg’s economy.

Étretat

Étretat is a coastal town located in northwestern France in the Haute-Normandie region. Étretat is best known for the amazing cliffs that are nearby.

Gordes

Gordes is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

Riquewihr

Riquewihr is another lovely town in the Alsace region in northeastern France. Today’s look of Riquewihr originates from the 16th century.

Moustiers-Saint-Marie

Moustiers-Saint-Marie is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It is built on platform terraces of a limestone cliff.


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