France Waterfalls are probably as underappreciated as they get. You’d figure that in a country as well visited as France that les cascades (French word for waterfalls) would get a little more love. Julie and I couldn’t count the number of times we’ve encountered quizzical or even shocked expressions when we’d tell them that we were spending at least three weeks in the country on a single trip. Clearly, they must have thought there wasn’t much to see and do beyond the stereotypes.
Couple that with the lack of literature and attention waterfalls seem to get both within and outside the country, and we found many opportunities to let France surprise us while making our own experiences unique and memorable. So how can it be that a country visited annually by 76 million overseas tourists and signature attractions (e.g. Eiffel Tower, French food, Provence, etc.) that waterfalls (let alone Nature in general) can be so easily overlooked?
That is where this France Waterfalls page comes in. As you can see from the waterfall map at the top of this page as well as the listing further down in this page, we have experienced many French Waterfalls throughout the country. And for each of the waterfall write-ups that we share on this page, we provide detailed descriptions, driving directions, photographs, videos, and nearby attractions. That way, you get a sense of the logistics involved, and you can use this information to plan your own trip to explore France more deeply and meaningfully through the waterfalls.
Indeed, waterfalling in the country forces you to look beyond the stereotypes and immerse yourself in the true beauty and diversity that is la France (as it did for us). Besides, a local once told us that to truly learn the language and experience the country, you need full immersion. We think we’ve made a concerted attempt to do just that through waterfalling. So browse through these pages, and perhaps you too might find yourself motivated to fully immerse yourself dans le pays (in the country)…
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