18 stunning photos that prove autumn is the perfect time to visit France

The beautiful Lac de Bethmale in Ariege. Pic: Marc Andreu/iStock/Getty

The beautiful Lac de Bethmale in Ariege. Pic: Marc Andreu/iStock/Getty - Credit: Archant

You’ll want to book an autumn weekend break right away after seeing these pictures!

The Champs-Elysees in Paris. Pic: Augustin Lazaroiu/iStock/Getty

The Champs-Elysees in Paris. Pic: Augustin Lazaroiu/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We've selected some of our favourite pictures of France's autumn colours. Which is your favourite?

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris is lined by a parade of copper-coloured trees heralding the arrival of autumn.

The Canal du Midi, Toulouse. Pic: Yvon52/iStock/Getty

The Canal du Midi, Toulouse. Pic: Yvon52/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Boats moored up on the Canal de Midi near Toulouse as walkers and cyclists take advantage of the nearby towpath.

Château la Nerthe, Vaucluse. Pic: CharliePhotox/iStock/Getty

Château la Nerthe, Vaucluse. Pic: CharliePhotox/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A majestic entrance to the grapevines at Château la Nerthe, one of the historic founding estates of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in Provence.

Lac de Saint-Point, Doubs. Pic: Jerome Genee/iStock/Getty

Lac de Saint-Point, Doubs. Pic: Jerome Genee/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A fisherman makes the most of the tranquil waters of Lac de Saint-Point near Pontarlier, Doubs.

A Corsican vineyard. Pic: Gwenvidig/iStock/Getty

A Corsican vineyard. Pic: Gwenvidig/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A murmuration of starlings dances through the skies above Corsica.

Pont des Tuves, Alpes-Maritimes. Pic: bbsferrari/iStock/Getty

Pont des Tuves, Alpes-Maritimes. Pic: bbsferrari/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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The Pont des Tuves in Alpes-Maritimes frames the River Siagne.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris. Pic: neirfy/iStock/Getty

The Eiffel Tower, Paris. Pic: neirfy/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Eiffel Tower is framed by a rainbow of leaves.

Near Chamonix, French Alps. Pic: anyaberkut/iStock/Getty

Near Chamonix, French Alps. Pic: anyaberkut/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A drone captures the autumn colours in the French Alps near Chamonix.

La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne. Pic: garethkirklandphotogrphy/iStock/Getty

La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne. Pic: garethkirklandphotogrphy/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The cliffside village of La Roque-Gageac is resplendent at this time of year.

The Medici Fountain, Paris. Pic: StephaneDebove/iStock/Getty

The Medici Fountain, Paris. Pic: StephaneDebove/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Medici Fountain in Paris' Jardin de Luxembourg is blanketed in leaves.

La Vilaine, Brittany. Pic: Pierre-Yves Hoguet/iStock/Getty

La Vilaine, Brittany. Pic: Pierre-Yves Hoguet/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The River Vilaine in Brittany dazzles in the autumn sunshine.

Lyon. Pic: SanderStock/iStock/Getty

Lyon. Pic: SanderStock/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lyon makes a great autumn city break destination.

Fixin, Burgundy. Pic: Philippe Fritsch/iStock/Getty

Fixin, Burgundy. Pic: Philippe Fritsch/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Église Saint-Martin de Fixin towers above the vineyards of Côte d'Or.

Truffle hunting in Provence. Pic: CharliePhotox/iStock/Getty

Truffle hunting in Provence. Pic: CharliePhotox/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A dog hunts out truffles in an oak forest in Provence.

La Roque-Alric, Provence. Pic: Max Labeille/iStock/Getty

La Roque-Alric, Provence. Pic: Max Labeille/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

La Roque-Alric in Vaucluse, a commune in Vaucluse.

Chateau de la Ferte-Vidame, Orne. Pic: Debieux/iStock/Getty

Chateau de la Ferte-Vidame, Orne. Pic: Debieux/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A solitary bench perfect for an afternoon spent with a book at the Château de la Ferté-Vidame in Orne.

Road in the Massif Central. Pic: Razvan/iStock/Getty

Road in the Massif Central. Pic: Razvan/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A cornucopia of colours makes the Massif Central a beautiful place to visit at this time of year.

Lac de Bethmale in Ariege. Pic: Marc Andreu/iStock/Getty

Lac de Bethmale in Ariege. Pic: Marc Andreu/iStock/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Lac de Bethmale in Ariège makes a beautiful spot for photography.

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