Best spots in France for solo female travelers

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France is a beautiful county with so much to see and do. No matter what time of year you visit France you are bound to love it. France is the perfect place for solo female travelers because there is so much to see and do.

I spent 3 years living in the South of France, and although it wasn’t my favorite place to begin with I absolutely fell in love with France. No matter what season in France it was, I loved it.

There is so much to see and do all over the country. The people and the food are amazing. The landscape is so beautiful.

You don’t have to be in a relationship to fall in love with this romantic country. It is also a great place to come as a solo female traveler.

French people are actually very friendly. Even though they have a bad reputation, they are very welcoming. France is a great place for solo travel.

Here is a list of the best spots to visit in France for solo female travelers.

Nice- Best Spot in France for solo females1. Nice

Nice is nice they say. It is probably one of my favorite cities in France. Located right on the water, it has a perfect beachy California vibe with a European influence. There is so much going on in this city that makes it easy to travel solo there and never feel alone.

Full of markets, shopping,  boardwalks, beaches, and hikes, there is pretty much everything you could ask for all in one small area.

It is also conveniently located to an airport which makes it easy to get to. Besides Nice, there are tons of cool spots and places to check out in the South of France if you are looking for day trips outside the city.

Be sure to check out Best Day Trips From Nice so you can plan some excursions while you are there.

Colmar2. Colmar

There is something very unreal about Colmar. You feel like you stepped back in time and are living in a storybook. This is probably due to the fact that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was inspired by this city.

Not only was this the home to Bell. It was also home to where the statue of liberty was designed before it was given to the USA has a present.

Very much a small village city inspired by artists.

If you are an art buff you will love it. However, there is also very good wine tasting nearby and other cool villages you should check out while you are here.

It is home to one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. So if you happen to come during the holiday season it is worth checking out. One of the best spots in France for solo female travelers, because it is so easy to meet and make new friends.

To get to Colmar is actually faster to fly into Basel, Switzerland since it is close to the border.

3. Cannes

I love the south of France, I think I already mentioned this before. Cannes is another one of my favorite spots, especially for solo female travel.

An easy place to spend all day relaxing on the beach and then checking out the night-life and restaurant scene.

It is also full of festivals year-round. There is always something going on in Cannes.

So if you are not one to be sitting on the beach all day long and you would rather check-out some activities Cannes has you covered.

Also, if you have the money to spend the shopping is unreal.

To get to Cannes, you will want to fly into the Nice airport, from there it is just a quick train or uber ride away.

Cannes is a must vist when in the south of France. It is a perfect spot if you plan on taking a road trip around the South of France.

Biarritz4. Biarritz

I am a surfer girl. It is the one thing I miss most when I am in the Mediterranean. However, Biarritz is where I come in Europe when I want to surf.

The surf is good here, although the water is cold. It is very much a small surfer town vibe.

Even if you are not a surfer, you will love the laid back atmosphere of this town.

It is located in the French Basque region close to the Spanish border, so there is Spanish influence.

Besides being a hot spot in Europe for surfing it is full of hipster restaurants and modern art galleries.

Anyone looking for a laid back vacation, sipping rosé, indulging in oysters while reading a book by the sea, this is your place.

Unfortunately, Biarritz is not the easiest place to get to, it is about a 4-hour journey on the train from Paris, but once you are there you won’t want to leave.

Bordeaux5. Bordeaux

If you are a red wine lover like me, then you have to take a trip to Bordeaux.

It is in the heartland of good french red wine a city that revolves so much around their wine. So much so that they actually have a museum fully dedicated to the love and appreciation of wine.

La Cité du Vin is a museum dedicated to wine. No boring art or history about people you won’t remember later. Everything you see and will learn here is all about wine.

Even if you aren’t a wine lover, you love the relaxed atmosphere of this city and the surrounding area. There are plenty of things to do in Bordeaux, you will never be bored.

Perfect for anyone not wanting the hustle and bustle of a city and looking for a more relaxing vacation.

Mon Saint Michael6. Normandy

Normandy is located in the northwest of France, it is known for its history in World War II, D Day, and of course the famous Mont Saint Michel.

Making it a great spot for any history buffs out there. There is so much history in this area you will have plenty to see and do on your holiday. Especially if you are a real World War II buff.

The weather is not as nice as the south, but as long you go in the summer months you should be fine otherwise it can be pretty cold and rainy.

Not the way I prefer to spend my holiday, but if you are planning a trip o Normandy, more than likely you are coming for the history, not the weather.

The best way to get here is by taking the train or a flight from Paris.

Avignon7. Avignon

Avignon is a small walled-in city, that many tourists overlook. There is no beach or fairytale-like buildings here, but there is something very special about it that I can’t explain.

The city is small enough that you will never feel lost, but also big enough to blend in if you don’t want to be noticed.

Avignon is known as the Palais des Papes or the city of the popes. When popes were facing corruption back in the 14th century, the Vatican would send them here to escape it.

This is why it makes it one of the best spots in France for solo female travelers that are looking to escape their lives back home.

Such an easy place to just blend in and have a different life while you are on vacation.

Aix-En-Provence8. Aix-en-Provence

The city of a thousand water fountains. A beautiful small college town located in the Cote de Provence.

It is a charming little city full of unique and different water fountains everywhere you turn. The perfect place if you just want to walk around, meet people, and enjoy all the beauty it has to offer.

It is located in the south of France, so the weather is almost always beautiful and sunny. Aix-en-Provence is also located in the heart of rosé country. So be sure to check out the best wine tasting in Provence.

So there is plenty of good wine tasting to enjoy on your holiday. The perfect spot for anyone wanting a mellow relaxed holiday.

It is also home to roman thermal baths if you are looking to relax even further.

Paris9. Paris

Of course, Paris is going to make the list of best spots in France for solo female travelers, but I didn’t want to put it at the top because it’s too obvious.

Everyone loves Paris! It is a must-see city that everyone has to enjoy once in their life. It is not only a city for the well traveled, Paris is perfect for first time travelers.

Most travelers fall in love with this city and always have to go back.

There are so many cool cafes and must-see museums in Paris. It is easy to fill your time completely with all there is to do in Paris. Or you can choose to just enjoy the good food, cafes and get lost walking around the city.

Be sure to book a hotel in Paris with a balcony as you will want to enjoy the views.

Paris is super easy to get to by flying into the main airport and taking the train from the airport into the city.

10. Carcassonne

Another fairytale city located in France, but this time in the south. This one was actually home to the filming of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves back in back in 1991.

The castle is probably the biggest and most impressive one I saw in all of France.

The city is quite small and full of ex-pats, which makes it easy to make friends traveling if you are looking to do so.

Besides the castle, there is not too much to see here. So if you are short on time I wouldn’t spend more than a day or two here.

However, if you are like me and prefer to stay put longer if will be easy to make friends and enjoy the French culture.

That’s it, I tried to keep this list short to only 10 places. France is such an amazing country and there is so much to see and do there from seeing French Landmarks to Skiing in the Alpes and even swimming in the Mederterrian Sea.

It is the perfect location for anyone wanting to take a solo trip and explore and learn about a new culture.

I highly recommend going to France and even exploring someplace on this list if you have the time.

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