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Best Spots in France for Solo Female Travelers

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.

It 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 with the landscape being absolutely stunning and beautiful.

You don’t have to be in a relationship to fall in love with this romantic country. There are so many awesome spots in France for solo female travelers.

French people are actually very friendly, despite their reputation. They are very welcoming and proud of their country and all the beauty it has to offer.

So if you are a solo traveler and have been putting off France, because you thought it was more a place to travel with a partner.

I have made a list of the best spots to visit in France for solo female travelers. This list will help inspire you on where to travel and what to do while you are in this beautiful country.

Top 10 Best Spots in France to Visit for Solo Female Travelers


10. 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. So you kind of are living in a storybook.

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 as a present.

So this city has many claims to fame that they aren’t shy of sharing.

Colmar is very much a small village city inspired by artists.

If you are an art buff you will love it. However, they is still something for everyone here. With tons of good wine tasting nearby and other story book like inspired villages, you will love roaming the streets solo 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.

Colmar is one of the best spots in France for solo female travelers because it is so easy to meet and make new friends.

Getting here it is actually faster to fly into Basel, Switzerland than anywhere in France.


9. Cannes

You have probably heard of Cannes before. It is a breathtaking city in the South of France.

It 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 nightlife and restaurant scene.

Made famous by its Cannes film festival. It is not unheard of to see movie stars roaming the streets, even when the festival is not in full swing.

Besides the film festival Cannes hosts many other festivals year-round, so there is always something going on here.

If you are not one that enjoys sitting on the beach all day long and you would rather check-out some activities Cannes has you covered.

The shopping here is also next level, that is if you can afford it.

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.


8. 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 to Europe when I want to surf in France.

The surf is good here, even though 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.


7. 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 french red wine. A city that revolves so much around its 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.

And of course, they serve wine there.

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 Michael

6. 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 in the south, but as long you go in the summer months you should be fine otherwise it can be pretty cold and rainy.

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

This spot is perfect for any history buffs.


5. 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 punishment.

The perfect spot to hide out and start a new life.

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.


4. Aix-en-Provence

The city of a thousand water fountains, as it is also known by.

Aix-en-Provence is 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.

Located in the south of France, so you can always count on the weather being beautiful and sunny.

Aix-en-Provence is also located in the heart of rosé country so there is plenty of good wine tasting in Provence.

It is the perfect spot for anyone wanting a mellow relaxed holiday filled with good wine of course.

Aix-en-Provence also hosts Roman thermal baths if you are looking to relax even further.


3. 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.

While staying in Paris you are going to want to book a hotel with a balcony as you will want to enjoy the views the whole time.

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

2. 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 French culture.

Nice- Best Spot in France for solo females

1. Nice

Nice is nice they say. It is probably one of my favorite cities in France and the best spot in France for solo female travelers.

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 and plenty of  day trips from Nice so you can plan some excursions while you are there.

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.

I hope you enjoyed this post on the Best spots in France for solo female travelers.

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