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Top 5 beautiful natural areas in France

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Visit the most beautiful natural sites on French soil

From the impressive French Alps to watery marshlands, the diversity of natural sites in France is great, very great! And with such a wide range, it can be difficult to choose. So which nature reserves should you really not miss? In this blog, we will take you to the most beautiful nature reserves in France that you can easily visit from one of our holiday parks. You haven't really been on holiday in France without spending at least one day in one of the many nature reserves. Be surprised by the beauty of the French nature and discover below which nature reserve appeals to you the most.

Nature reserves France

Parc Natural Régional du Verdon

This nature reserve in France owes its name and fame to the largest gorge in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon. The bright blue waters of the river that flows through the gorge are breathtaking and attract many tourists. There are numerous ways to explore this natural paradise. A popular way is to take a boat or canoe and sail through the gorge. But it is also a beautiful area from high altitude, there are numerous walks that show you the best of this nature reserve.

👉 To be visited from Domaine Castellane (still under construction)
🚘 45 minutes drive

Parc Natural Régional du Marais Poitevin

This nature reserve, abbreviated Marais Poitevin, is a large marshy area located between Niort and La Rochelle. It is a maze of winding waterways and is therefore also called the Green Venice. Besides that it is very nice to make a boat trip here, it is also possible to discover this nature area by bike or on foot. Tip: take a tour with a guide, who can tell you a lot about the nature reserve and the animals that live here.

👉 To visit from Les Forges Villas 
🚘 1 hour drive

Parc National de la Vanoise

Parc National de la Vanoise is one of the 11 national parks of France and is located in the French Alps. Mountain lovers are in the right place here. Here, you can make beautiful hikes, challenging bicycle tours or a panoramic car trip. Especially the Col de la Vanoise is a must for this, but this large national park has a lot of walking and cycling routes. Pay attention on the way, you might spot a wolf, an ibex or a chamois on an unguarded moment.

👉 To be visited from Parc Madeleine
🚘 1 hour drive

Nature reserves France

Parc Natural Régional du Massif des Bauges

Another nature reserve in the French Alps, this mountain massif is located in the east of the Savoie. The high mountains in this area are interspersed with dense forests and impressive cliffs. The unspoiled nature in this nature reserve in France is best experienced on a hike. If you walk to one of the summits, you will be rewarded with a magical view of the surroundings.

👉 To be visited from Parc Madeleine
🚘 1 hour and 25 minutes by car

Parc Natural Régional de la Brenne

Attention water lovers! This nature reserve in France is also called the "land of a thousand lakes". And with more than 1,200 lakes, this is only right. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you can make wonderful cycling or walking trips and you will have the chance to see a variety of birds along the way, which makes it an excellent destination for birdwatchers as well. But also a wild boar or red deer can cross your path. 

👉 To visit from Les Forges Villas
🚘 1 hour and 50 minutes' drive

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Holiday in France at Villa Parcs

At Villa Parcs, you can enjoy a wide range of destinations in France all year round. From winter sports holidays to active outdoor holidays, there is something for everyone. You can stay in luxury villas for 4 to 10 people, or choose a chalet or flat in a 4-star holiday park. Thanks to the small scale of our holiday parks, we guarantee personal attention and have all the time to help you with questions or activities. After a day on the road in one of the beautiful nature reserves of France, you can completely relax with us.


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