The Most Beautiful Places in FranceSénanque Abbey, Provence. The seemingly endless stretches of lavender make Provence one of the prettiest (and best-smelling) places in France. ... The Camargue, Provence. The Camargue is a marshy delta between the Mediterranean and the two branches of the Rhône that feels like another continent. ... Lac D'Annecy, Haute-Savoie.