For some people, France is the land of love and romance. For others, it's the land of wine and cheese. For photographers, it's a little bit of everything. Here are 7 very good reasons why amateur and professional photographers from all over the world travel to France.
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Everyone knows that, especially the countless photographers who visit it each year, some of whom decide to move there for good. It is an incredibly photogenic place that has a lot to offer in terms of ethnic diversity, architecture, nightlife and culture.
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2. Loire Valley Chateaux
If you're looking for fairytale-like scenes, we definitely recommend following the Loire, a wild river with banks that represent the French high society of many years ago. It's full of castles with amazing ballrooms, chapels and unforgettable gardens.
3. The D-Day beaches
If you're a history-loving photographer, the D-day beaches in Normandy will certainly be an emotional destination for you. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first soldiers to hit the beaches began changing the course of the war. The old fortifications still remain today.
4. Village life
The French countryside looks like a movie set. Small towns and villages with roads paved with stone are the best destinations if you want to photograph the quieter areas of France and the people who inhabit these wonderful places.
5. The French Riviera
It is one of the most popular destinations in France and frankly, it's no surprise. It is a Mediterranean coastline on the southeast corner of France. It might be a little crowded in mid season, but it's an ideal place to photograph beautiful beaches and clear blue waters.
6. The Alsatian Wine Route
France is famous for its wines and if you decide to take a drive through the northeast corner of France, you will love the roadside wine cellars, and the vines heavy with grapes.
7. Pont du Gard
The 275m-long Roman aqueduct is part of the Unesco World Heritage. It was designed to carry 20,000 cubic meters of water daily and it was, without doubt, far ahead of its time. It is a gigantic feat of engineering that makes a great element for landscape photography.
If you decide to take a trip to France, and we strongly advise you to do so, do it the right way. Turn to the pros for photography workshops in France and make sure you expand your portfolio with amazing photos. We recommend Photo Safari Workshops. Their workshops focus on helping you capture incredible photos and giving you the experience of a lifetime in the most photogenic places.
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