Five apps to take you off the beaten track in France

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Think you knew everything about France? This summer, discover France as you’ve never seen it before. These apps will take you off the beaten track and get you to look at your surroundings differently. So, get your backpack, your smartphone and follow the guide for an atypical tour of France! – Beaches & Coves

Do you like to be beside the sea?

Use this free version of the app to find your favourite French seaside resort. You can browse the beaches and coves listed by the team, based on your location or destination. Choose one with sand or pebbles, a shower, where dogs are allowed, or which has sun lounger rental, and access lots of useful info. You’ll be happy as a clam at high tide!

👉 is available for iOS and Android. If you’re more Castaway than Mamma Mia!, the Premium version lists the more isolated beaches and coves that are way off the beaten track (€5.99).

Seek – for wildlife enthusiasts

Turn your vacation into a safari

Suitcases packed? Belts buckled? The adventure can begin! Open your camera app and get exploring. Butterfly, flower or mushroom? The Seek app identifies the plants and animals around you thanks to image recognition. Observe nature with family & friends and read interesting facts about your surroundings. Seek also tells you about the different species most commonly found in your area thanks to millions of wildlife sightings.
👉 The Seek app, created by iNaturalist – an initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society – is completely free for iOS and Android.

Visorando – Go SatNav hiking

This app that will take you all over France

The Visorando app lets you choose from among over 16,000 hiking trails throughout France. Whether you’re into hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking or cross-country skiing, choose your route based on your activity and location and access detailed data such as distance, elevation, duration, starting point, photos, description, practical information, level of difficulty and accessibility… You can get all the information you need to make your next outdoor excursion a success!
👉 The app is free for iOS and Android. You need a subscription to Club Visorando (free 3-day trial, then €5.99/month or €24.99/year) to enjoy the advanced features.

Fever – for leisure lovers

You don’t have to go too far to get away from it all!

Are you a sun worshipper, an adventurer or just a staycationer? Will you be going a long way for your summer vacation? Thanks to the Fever app, you only have to go as far as France for a radical change of scenery. Enjoy new experiences with exclusive happenings, secret venues and trendy pop-up events. Whether you’re interested in good food, shows, parties, concerts and festivals, theme parks, sports and wellness, fashion or cinema, you’ll be able to search for the best leisure events based on your interests, or by category, and find the best ideas nearby thanks to customised recommendations. The app even lets you save your favourite events and book your tickets.

👉 The Fever app is available free of charge for iOS and Android.

Tellnoo – Audioguide & Guided Tours

Castles, parks and monuments all around you

Let your phone tell you all about France’s rich cultural heritage with Tellnoo. Over 150,000 heritage, cultural, tourist, natural and historical sites in the largest database in the world are accessible without limit. From the smallest villages to the most famous sites, treat yourself to a guided tour and create interactive tours tailored to your SatNav location. Tellnoo flags up points of interest as you go along and delivers unique content about your route.
👉 Immerse yourself in France’s rich national heritage by downloading the free Tellnoo app for iOS and Android.

There’s so much to discover when you vacation in France! Before packing your bags, make sure you download these deliciously French-fried tourism apps. Idyllic coves, breathtaking landscapes, exceptional monuments… Thanks to Bouygues Telecom’s 4G and 5G network coverage, you can go on an adventure and explore every corner of our beautiful country !

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