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Whenever we think of France, the first things that come to mind are: the eiffel tower, Notre Dame and all the museums we’ll be able to visit. But there’s much more to see either than Paris!

Join us and we’ll show you 10 unbelievable places you’ve probably never imagined you’d find in France!

1. The Grand Canyon?

Rustrel
Source : Flickr (by marcovdz)

No… It’s Rustrel, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France!

2. The Sahara?

Dune Pilat
Source : Flickr (by Islxndis)

Nope! It’s the famous Dune of Pilat, located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area, France, 60 km from Bordeaux.

3. The Balearic Islands?

Calanques d'en vaut
Source : Flickr (by Thibault Houspic)

Not at all, you’ll find this view at Calanques d’En-Vau, between Cassis and Marseille.

4. Connemara?

Etretat
Source : Flickr (by Mathieu Brient)

You’re so lost! These are the magnificent cliffs of Etretat!

5. New York?

La Défense
Source : Flickr (by harmishhk)

Almost… This is the “Quartier de la Défense” in Paris.

6. Venice?

Port Grimaud
Source : Flickr (by Cosmo Dudley)

It’s actually Port Grimaudin in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France

7. Iguazu Falls?

Cascade Tufs
Source : Flickr (by claudia)

Not at all! These are the “Cascades des Tufs” in Baume-le-Messieurs, Jura.

8. Rome?

Nimes
Source : Flickr (by Wolfgang Staudt)

Yes, it’s an arena from ancient rome BUT you’ll find this one in Nîmes.

9. Frankfurt?

colmar
Source : Flickr by (Nicolas Winspeare)

Almost… it’s Colmar, north-eastern France.

10. Byron Bay?

Hossegor
Source : Flickr (by Laurent GUERIN)

It could be, but it’s actually Hossegor, a commune in the Landes department; south-western France!

France is much more than Notre Dame and the Eiffel tower!

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