The year 2020 is just a few weeks away. It is therefore an excellent time to start planning some of your getaways for next year. If you’re looking for a rather comfortable and, above all, short trip, we suggest visiting France, a country with so much to offer. This is the reason why we've prepared a short list of some of the best French cities to visit in 2020. Are you up for it?
Our high-speed trains from Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation will take you to the most interesting destinations in this country.
France is without a doubt a country that never go unnoticed by tourists. Its charming cities, gastronomy and landscapes are enough to conquer the heart of anyone who decides to spend a few days there. It's difficult to pick up just a few places, but let's try it – here are the 4 cities you can't miss in 2020 and the reasons why!
Paris is always beautiful, but covered in a winter mantle acquires a unique beauty
The French capital is always a good idea. Take the opportunity to get to know it during the winter and admire its main snow-covered monuments. It is cold, yes, we are not going to lie to you, but being able to admire the Eiffel Tower dyed white will make it all worthwhile. If you travel the first days of January, you'll have the chance to glide on the incredible ice skating rink that is set up every Christmas at the Grand Palais. Until February, a magnificent exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci awaits you at the Louvre Museum.
Contemplate all of Lyon in winter from the Fourrvière hill
The capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is one of the most attractive French cities, regardless of the season. The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Cathedral of Lyon or the Roman theatres are some of the places not to be missed. If you are a dance music enthusiast, the Tomorrowland Winter Festival celebrates its second edition in March 2020, just two hours from Lyon, in Alpe d'Huez, with wonderful views of the French Alps.
Avignon is one of France's most charming cities and a great starting point for entering the beautiful Provence region. The Cathedral, the Palais des Papes and the Avignon Bridge are all classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If your trip coincides with Valentine's Day, we recommend going to the village of Roquemaure (which is only 20 km away), where the remains of Saint Valentine himself are located. Every year, around February 14th, the town celebrates the “Festo di Poutoun”, a celebration dedicated to lovers.
Halfway between Toulouse and Montpellier is the town of Carcassonne. If you are looking for a disconnect getaway, this is the ideal destination. At first glance, the city seems to have stopped in time, given the extraordinary conservation of its wall. By walking within the walls, you will understand why the medieval citadel has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If you travel in summer, make your visit coincide with the celebration of the Carcassonne Festival, which offers more than a hundred shows of music, dance, theater and opera in an exceptional setting.
There you go, you should already have a plan for 2020! Our high-speed trains from Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation will always take you to the best destinations.