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Pictures of France

Updated on February 9, 2016

Photographs in France

Photographs are a fabulous way to record life as you explore and discover new places and countries. I have lived in France for a couple of years now and wanted to share some of the beaches, countryside, flora and wildlife I have discovered since moving here. These are some of my favourite pictures of France.

To find out more about me visit my Google page at Brian Stephens and if you are into photography just add me to your photography circle.

Quintessential Pictures of France - Pictures of France in the Countryside

The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers
The Photoshop Elements 5 Book for Digital Photographers

Best-selling author Scott Kelby is well known for his plain-English style, his humorous tone, and his unparalleled ability to cut through all the technical jargon that other authors use when writing about image-editing programs. Here, Scott delivers great techniques on Photoshop Elements 5 that his readers understand and use to make the best possible images.

 

A Photographic Journey Through France

France is absolutely synonymous with countryside scenes full of different flora and none more so than the amazing images captured when the sunflowers are in full bloom. So to start this little photographic journey through France what else could be included. It's not all sunflowers however there are lost of other wonderful flora in France so you will find a few other flowers included here.


Sunflowers and Flora in France

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Sunflowers in France near IsselSunflowers in France near IsselSunflowers in France near IsselSunflowers in France near IsselWisteria in France at Le MoulinWisteria in France Le MoulinPlum Blossom Le MoulinPlum Blossom Le MoulinDay Lily'sGladiola France
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Sunflowers in France near Issel
Wisteria in France at Le Moulin
Wisteria in France at Le Moulin
Wisteria in France Le Moulin
Wisteria in France Le Moulin
Plum Blossom Le Moulin
Plum Blossom Le Moulin
Plum Blossom Le Moulin
Plum Blossom Le Moulin
Day Lily's
Day Lily's
Gladiola France
Gladiola France
Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It's all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos.

 

Pictures of France, Beaches and Coastal Resorts - Some of the fablous Mediterranean Resorts and Beaches in France

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Cap d'Agde Marina FranceCap d'Agde Marina FranceCap d'Agde Beach FranceCap d'Agde Beach FranceCap d'Agde Coast FranceCollioure FranceGruissan FranceLeucate FranceLeucate Centre historique
Cap d'Agde Marina France
Cap d'Agde Marina France
Cap d'Agde Marina France
Cap d'Agde Marina France
Cap d'Agde Beach France
Cap d'Agde Beach France
Cap d'Agde Beach France
Cap d'Agde Beach France
Cap d'Agde Coast France
Cap d'Agde Coast France
Collioure France
Collioure France
Gruissan France
Gruissan France
Leucate France
Leucate France
Leucate Centre historique
Leucate Centre historique

Pictures of France Cities, Towns and Architecture - The Architecture in France is Second to None

One of the things you will notice as you explore the cities and towns of France is just how beautiful the architecture is. Whether you are admiring a brand new structure like the Millau Viaduct and ancient fortified castle from the Medieval period or a little village house, there is always something to impress and a shot to be captured. Sometime you will find the shabbiest of chic and other times you will find a structure in pristine condition, but there will always be something magical out there somewhere.

Pictures of France Architecture

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Carcassonne Castle FranceIssel FranceLagrasse FranceLe Moulin FranceMillau Viaduct FranceMillau Viaduct FranceRevel Belfry FranceToulouse FranceToulouse FranceToulouse France
Carcassonne Castle France
Carcassonne Castle France
Issel France
Issel France
Lagrasse France
Lagrasse France
Le Moulin France
Le Moulin France
Millau Viaduct France
Millau Viaduct France
Millau Viaduct France
Millau Viaduct France
Revel Belfry France
Revel Belfry France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France

Le Moulin France - French Holidays Aude

We are feeling pretty fortunate to be living in this lovely part of France. We have sunflowers growing right in front of the house every other year and we are located just outside the lovely little French village of Issel. Many of the photographs are literally taken whilst out enjoying an evening stroll through the woods and the surrounding area to Le Moulin. We don't have to go too far for mountain views, inland lakes or wonderful architecture.

If you would like to enjoy this lovely environment then you can, because we have a self catering apartment known in France as a gite. So to visit our gite in France all you need to do is go to our website using the link provided and if you like what you see, get in touch to see if there is a week or two available for you to take a fabulous holiday in France.

Photos of France Out the Window - These were taken in the garden of Le Moulin

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The birds nest in the urn in front of the gite two or three times during the summer.Sunflower harvesting can be quite interestingFrancois the tree frog is a regular guest at the pondWinter wonderland at Le MoulinIs is a bird, is it a plane/ I actually think it is a moth and there were loads of them really enjoying the budleia.Changing skies through the windowChanging skies through the windowChanging skies through the windowWinter wonderland at Le MoulinThe neighbours can be a bit nosey
The birds nest in the urn in front of the gite two or three times during the summer.
The birds nest in the urn in front of the gite two or three times during the summer.
Sunflower harvesting can be quite interesting
Sunflower harvesting can be quite interesting
Francois the tree frog is a regular guest at the pond
Francois the tree frog is a regular guest at the pond
Winter wonderland at Le Moulin
Winter wonderland at Le Moulin
Is is a bird, is it a plane/ I actually think it is a moth and there were loads of them really enjoying the budleia.
Is is a bird, is it a plane/ I actually think it is a moth and there were loads of them really enjoying the budleia.
Changing skies through the window
Changing skies through the window
Changing skies through the window
Changing skies through the window
Changing skies through the window
Changing skies through the window
Winter wonderland at Le Moulin
Winter wonderland at Le Moulin
The neighbours can be a bit nosey
The neighbours can be a bit nosey

Your Guide to France - You need to know where you are when taking your photos of France

Rick Steves' France 2010 with map
Rick Steves' France 2010 with map

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France.

With this guide, you'll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice.

 

Pictures of France Architecture 2

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Carcassonne Castle FranceCastlenaudary FranceLabecede FranceLabecede FrancePerpignan FranceSenlis Near Paris FranceVictor Hugo Food Market, Toulouse. A bit of a surpriseToulouse FranceToulouse FranceTrebes France
Carcassonne Castle France
Carcassonne Castle France
Castlenaudary France
Castlenaudary France
Labecede France
Labecede France
Labecede France
Labecede France
Perpignan France
Perpignan France
Senlis Near Paris France
Senlis Near Paris France
Victor Hugo Food Market, Toulouse. A bit of a surprise
Victor Hugo Food Market, Toulouse. A bit of a surprise
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Toulouse France
Trebes France
Trebes France
The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon (Rough Guides)
The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon (Rough Guides)

The definitive guide to one of France''s most varied and exciting regions. The Rough Guide to Languedoc and Roussillon combines rich cultural and historical information and lively coverage of all the sights with detailed practical information - for all budgets.

 

Canal Du Midi, Carcassonne and Perpignan

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Canal Du Midi - Bram FranceCanal Du Midi - Bram FranceCanal Du Midi, FranceCanal Du Midi - Castlenaudary FranceBeziers, birthplace of Paul Pierre RiquetChristmas lights CarcassonneChristmas wheel CarcassonneWalled belfry Issel, FrancePerpignan FrancePerpignan France
Canal Du Midi - Bram France
Canal Du Midi - Bram France
Canal Du Midi - Bram France
Canal Du Midi - Bram France
Canal Du Midi, France
Canal Du Midi, France
Canal Du Midi - Castlenaudary France
Canal Du Midi - Castlenaudary France
Beziers, birthplace of Paul Pierre Riquet
Beziers, birthplace of Paul Pierre Riquet
Christmas lights Carcassonne
Christmas lights Carcassonne
Christmas wheel Carcassonne
Christmas wheel Carcassonne
Walled belfry Issel, France
Walled belfry Issel, France
Perpignan France
Perpignan France
Perpignan France
Perpignan France

Gorge De Galamus & Bastille Day Carcassonne 2011

Videos can be good to, this is a drive down the Gorge de Galamus located between St Paul De Fenouillet and Cubieres Sur Cinoble in the South of France. The Ermitage St Antoine-de-Galamus can be accessed from the car park on the south side of the gorge and you will find yourself located very close to the Cathar fortresses of Peyrepertuse, Queribus and Rennes Le Chateau. A very nice area to visit and to take a few photographs.

If you are interested in a photographic course in France follow this link to find out all about being taught by an expert photographer exactly how to go about taking the perfect shot for light, contrast and framing. That's not me by the way.

Gorge De Galamus

Pictures of France, Countryside and Cities

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Millau Viaduct France, the worlds largest bridge when it was built.Montpellier FranceMontpellier FranceMontpellier FranceMontpellier FranceViews from Montsegur regionViews from Montsegur region
Millau Viaduct France, the worlds largest bridge when it was built.
Millau Viaduct France, the worlds largest bridge when it was built.
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Montpellier France
Views from Montsegur region
Views from Montsegur region
Views from Montsegur region
Views from Montsegur region

Places to Visit in France - Plus additional resources for France

From French history books to favourite places to visit or stay.

Somewhere to Stay in France

French History Books - The Lauragais Story

The Lauragais region of the South of France with its capital Castelnaudary and its most important city Toulouse, holds a highly significant position in French history.

Jewels of French History Books: The Lauragais Story from the South of France
Jewels of French History Books: The Lauragais Story from the South of France

A fascinating insight into the complete history of the Lauragais region of the South of France, from Toulouse to Castelnaudary. Includes the Cathar persecution by Simon De Montfort, the German occupation and much much more. There was a lot of action in the Lauragais over many centuries and if you ever visit this region, this book will really inform you of its past, where money was made and how lives were lost.

 

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      Leila 4 years ago from Belgium

      Great lens!!!

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      Brian Stephens 4 years ago from France

      @Sue-DN: Thank you very much Sue for your comments, glad to hear you have been to France. We are hoping to get across to St Tropez later this year so watch out for some new photographs.

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      Sue-DN 4 years ago

      Love France but don't get over there too often these days. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. My little Squidoo pic was taken in Port Grimaud just along from St Tropez!

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      blogvicar lm 6 years ago

      A very nice collection of photographs, I like the way you cover a range of subjects.

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      Weblady 6 years ago

      What fabulous photographs, I can't believe this lens hasn't had more comments. Glad I found it though, now marked as one of my favourites.

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      RuralFrance 6 years ago

      Great lens - it's lovely to see the sunnier parts, I live in the middle at 600 metres :)

      I've lensrolled this to my Rural France lens.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      yes, i love france. i love your beautiful photo galleries. wonderful presentation my friend. ~blessed by a squid angel~