Seven Secret Spots in France You May Want to Know About

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By Lupita Peimbert

(Travel) – France is one of the most visited countries in the world. Its rich heritage and charm attracts millions of travelers year round. You may have visited Paris and the South of France already, perhaps more than one time, but I bet you wouldn’t mind visiting again, or finally going for the first time. Amazing places await in France, and seven travel writers and bloggers (the one writing this piece included,) have happily shared their favorite spots for you to consider in your next trip to France.

It is all in a compilation called “Secrets of France,” easy to find online in English, Spanish, and French, for a reader’s convenience.

Two of the “secret places,” Le Royal Monceau and the 13th Arrondissement, can be found in Paris. And if you desire to wander around the country, Angers-Saumur, Ile de Ré, Saint-Omer, La Garde, and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence are five more places you may want to consider –you won’t be disappointed. Through their personal essay, these travel writers will guide you to finding them.

Saumur-Angers are part of the Loire Valley, famous for its magnificent castles. 

As  I wrote a piece about my experience in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, I can attest to the  charm and beauty of such a special place.


Among other things, St. Rémy is where Nostradamus was born and Vincent Van Gogh created some of his famous art inspired by the surrounding cypresses and olive trees. The town is home to an archeological site where the ruins of Glanum remain. Glanum was a Roman city founded in the 6th century and abandoned in 260AD.

And for the explorers, adventurers, and nature-lovers, there is a trail that will take you to amazing views and to an element in one of Van Gogh’s famous paintings.

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The list of stories in the Spanish version of ‘Secrets of France’

The “Secrets of France,” is a compilation published by, a company that offers affordable rental cars in France and other countries; they provide free guides for travelers. “This guide is intended to help anyone who has a love of France but is looking to find one of those harder to reach spots, the places that still feel untouched,” they said.

Travel and culture writers who have personal ties to France, know and love this amazing country, would be best for such insights, they said. “Using on the ground expert advice was the best way for us to really tap into some of the hidden joys of the most visited nation on Earth.”

And so, dear reader, to find out about the secret  places that Heather, Ms. Madame, Annie, Isabelle, Diane, Janine, and Lupita have shared, please go to:

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For a French or Spanish translation, please go to the right, upper corner and click on the corresponding flag.

Before I go, may I ask:

When are you going to France?


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Au Revoir!

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