25 Viewpoints to explore in France
France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
A mountain in the Mont Blanc mountain ranges. At 3,842 meters high from sea level, it can be accessed directly by a cable car from Chamonix. The summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a café, and a gift shop. Even in summer, temperatures in the open viewing areas can reach −10 °C (14 °F), and visitors require both warm clothing and protection from very bright sunlight.
The Chaîne des Alpilles is a narrow range of low mountains in southern France. The highest areas of the range are a nature reserve occupied by a variety of endangered birds, including the eagle of Bonelli, the vulture of Egypt and the eagle owl.
Cap Canaille is the highest sea cliff of France located in the Bouches-du-Rhône département of southern France. The rock consists of layers of ochre-colored sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone from the Turonian age. The site features beautiful viewpoints.
Castle Hill Located near the city center of Nice. It offers a delightful walkway with striking views over the Baie des Anges. The park owes its name to the castle of Nice which once shielded the city from multiple invaders from different kingdoms and duchies during the Middle Ages.
Isola 2000 is a ski resort in the southern French Alps. It is located next to the Mercantour National Park and is about 90 km from Nice, France. It offers skiers and riders 45 alpine ski slopes and an incredible panorama from the massif of the Ecrins.
The Luberon is a massif in central Provence in Southern France. It has a maximum elevation of 1,256 meters and an area of about 600 square kilometers. It is a favourite destination for French high society and British and American visitors because of the pleasant and picturesque towns and villages, comfortable way of life, agricultural wealth, historical and cultural associations, as well as hiking trails.
Mont Aigoual is the highest point of the Gard department with an elevation of 1,565 m. Located on the border of the Lozère and Gard departments and is the highest mountain of Gard. The mountain is formed by granite from the Palaeozoic era. From the top of this mountain, you can see a good part of France, from the alps to the Pyrenees, and from the Puy de Sancy to the Mediterranean sea. One of the nice trekking destination and also a place with beautiful sights.
The highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest mountain in Europe, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route is the Goûter Route, which typically takes two days.
The Monte Incudine is a 2136 meter high mountain on the French island of Corsica. The mountain is the highest mountain that lies entirely in the department of Corse-du-Sud. The Monte Renoso and the south flank of the Maniccia (2425 m) at the Monte Rotondo are on the border of both departments. From the top of the mountain, one has a view of almost all the mountains of Corsica, and in good weather, Elba and the Italian mainland can be seen.
It is the highest mountain in the region and also known as the "Beast of Provence".The land offers a magnificent view of vineyards, orchards, and lavender, where people like to settle down for the holidays. It is also a sports lover's Elysium, with the challenge of climbing the Mount, as well as cycling, or hiking.
Pic du Midi d'Ossau is a beautiful mountain rising above the Ossau Valley in the French Pyrenees. This mountain measures under 3.000 m but rises alone above others in the area. its distinctive shape makes it a symbol of the French side of the Pyrenees. One of the nice trekking destination and also it offers a beautiful panoramic view of this area.