What places should we visit in rural France to minimise coronavirus exposure


The coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected every sphere of industry and human interaction since its emergence in Wuhan, China in the last quarter of 2019, the virus has vehemently spread to other parts of the globe uncontrollably. With no vaccine or cure for the virus, safety and health measures are being prescribed by different government and the World Health Organisation,. To curtail its spread, measures such as social distancing, stay at home, work from home, wearing nose mask and other health measures have been adopted to bring down the menace of the virus. Adhering to the health instructions is the only cure available for the pandemic

France is a widely known tourist destination with a lot of historical relics to see and experience. The country welcomes tourists from different parts of the globe in search of adventure and to experience the rich culture of the French countryside. But the coronavirus pandemic has led to countries shutting off, inadvertently closing tourist spots in Paris and other areas that attract tourists. This could be seen in the closing of every establishment in the country. Holiday and travel operators have been forced to shut down their tourist activities pending when it would be suitable to open up, JLM Travel opines the same as one of the travels and holiday operators along that line.

Flight agencies have also shut down due to the spread of the pandemic. Nonetheless, the government is doing a lot to mitigate and ameliorate the already deplorable state of things. Nevertheless, there are places in rural France still open to exploring, some of them include Ariege. Ariege lies in the South of Toulouse, its deeply rural and its departmental capital is Foix. The area is characterized by wooded Hills and farmland with lots of small towns and villages, including some attractive hill towns, it also has several castle and prehistoric sites.

Another of such places is Aveyron, which is reputedly described as the ‘greenest’ department in France, some of its major attractions include Millau Viaduct and the Tarn Valley, Rodez, with its museums and medieval cathedral and several bastide towns. Correze is located in the Limousin area, some of its attraction includes the historical slate mines at les Pans de Travassac, the upper Dordogne valley with its reservoirs and water sports, and several castles to visit.

Cotes d’Armor is located in SW of France, the capital of Cotes d’Armor is Saint Brieuc, which plays home to a medieval granite cathedral but one of the most visited town there is Dinan, whose historic centre is surrounded by ramparts and sits atop of the valley of river Rance. The inland parts of Cotes d’Armor are attractive for its peaceful countryside. Places to visit in Cotes d’Armor with relative ease includes Saint Malo the historical heritage city, port of Brest and the megalithic site of Carnac.

Haute Loire also is another rural France settlement, with peculiarity such as High valleys, volcanic Highlands, driest department of the Auvergne. Haute Loire boasts of some attractive countryside and villages, castles, and lots of medieval churches.