Traveling in France

France is the most visited country in the world and has so much to offer to tourists of all tastes, from cities of high cultural interest, lovely countryside, beautiful beaches, incredible mountain scenery, to family fun at Disneyland Paris, which is indeed Europe’s most popular theme park.

 

Paris, the city of light, features fascinating monuments, such as the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris on the Ile de la Cité, the Napoleonic Arc of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower, as well as interesting museums, housing well-known works of art, such as the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. The different areas of the capital cater to the expectations of all tourists : a charming tour of the Latin Quarter to visit the University of La Sorbonne and experience the café life, a walk in the trendy district le Marais to go in a wine bar, a slow climb up to the Butte Montmartre to admire the view from the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, shopping in luxury boutiques on Champs-Elysées or enjoying the nightlife in Bastille. Taking a day trip to the Palace of Versailles and its gorgeous gardens is also very popular.

 

The countryside is also very rich and diversified, as each region has its own history, traditions and gastronomy. Normandy and Brittany are known for their rolling hills, sandy beaches and quiet little harbour towns. Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most famous landmarks in France. The Loire Valley and its splendid castles, such as Chambord and Chenonceau, illustrate the ideals of the French Renaissance. The Alps and the Pyrenees are great for skiing in winter and hiking in summer, and offer the opportunity to taste different kinds of cheese, charcuterie and wine. The South East of France is the second destination for tourists, who enjoy visiting Provence and its pleasant small villages, the calanques of Cassis, the medieval town of Carcassonne, as well as Corsica and the Côte d’Azur, famous for its lovely beaches, good food and nightlife. In the South West, Bordeaux and its vineyards, as well as the charming Basque country, are also must-sees.

Dernière modification : 02/08/2011

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