Located just outside of Paris, this frequently overlooked gem is a must-see for history buffs and anyone looking to feel immersed in French culture. Gothic churches and medieval ruins are just about everywhere you look—not to mention some gnarly-yet-fascinating black plague historical sites. For parents raising strong girls and woke boys, Rouen was also the place where Joan of Arc took her last stand and was burned at the stake. But don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom. You’ll be sure to find outrageously charming cafes, restaurants, and town squares along the Seine, as is expected of any delightful French town.