Mont St Michel: This sacred fortress on an island along the coast of Normandy is one of the world's truly magical places.
Amiens & Rouen: Amiens with the largest gothic cathedral in France, and Rouen, a city with the country's most half-timbered historic structures.
Lyon's Old Town cobblestone streets lined with ancient facades extend for many blocks through the largest Renaissance-era neighborhood in France.
Colmar is a historic town with buildings dating back 500 years, presenting a beautiful place to explore. Most of the historic center is a pedestrian zone with nice lanes for strolling and many restaurants.