What is a good city in France to visit that is not named Paris?

I'm from the United States and I've been to Paris once, so I at least understand the vibe there if not much else. I loved it, but I'm wondering about some of the other cities in France that might be interesting areas for a tourist to visit. I'll learn enough French by the time I travel to have elementary... show more I'm from the United States and I've been to Paris once, so I at least understand the vibe there if not much else. I loved it, but I'm wondering about some of the other cities in France that might be interesting areas for a tourist to visit.

I'll learn enough French by the time I travel to have elementary abilities speaking wise.

Thanks
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