France, officially the French Republic, is a country located in Western European. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea on the southeast, and the Bay of Biscay and English Channel to the north and west with a total land area of 547,030 square kilometers (547,030km2). By its area, France is the 42th largest country in the world but the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union (UN). Annually, France attracts around 82 million foreign tourists with the most popular tourism destinations in the world. It has 37 sites inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List and features cities of the high cultural interest, beaches and seaside, ski resorts, and rural regions which is very interesting for foreign tourists. One more thing, France offers a suitable climate,
best quality services, high standard of hotels and restaurants which are the most important things for tourism. There are several tourism destinations in France for travelling and visiting in your holidays with family and friends. Here are the top 10 tourism destinations in France:
1. Eiffel Tower:
Eiffel Tower, which is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is the symbol of France. The tower was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel for the International Exhibition in 1889. Since then, there are millions of tourists visiting there every year. The most extensive views for tourists can be found one the Tower’s 3rd level at 276m.
2. St Tropez:
It is located in French Riviera. After the war, it became an international seaside resort. Later, it became a resort of the European and American, a goal for tourists researching, and an occasional celebrity sighting place. Now, it is known for its famous and extremely wealthy summer guests.
Chamonix is a famous ski resort in the French Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc. It was the site of the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924. Also, it is one of the oldest ski resorts in Franc and is known as the “gateway to the European Cascades.”
4. Palace of Versailles:
Palace of Versailles, built in 1624 by Louis XIII, is a royal place in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. It is one of the best known tourist destination which attracts thousands of foreigners per year. At there, they can enjoy
seeing stunning architecture to fabulous furniture, art and antiques and of course the magnificent gardens.
5. Mont Saint-Michel:
Mont Saint is a small tidal island commune in Normandy, France. It is an attraction place by a stunning Romanesque Abbey, medieval church and historic battlements.
6. Gorge du Verdon:
The Gorge du Verdon is a river canyon in south-eastern France. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful features and very popular for tourists driving around its rim, renting kayaks to travel on the river, or hiking.
7. Château de Chambord:
This place is the second most visited château in France after Versailles but it is the largest château in the Loire Valley. It is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance which was built in 1519 by King François I to serve as a hunting
lodge for himself.
8. Palais des Papes:
Palais des Papes, is one of the largest and most important Gothic building in the world, was built when Pope Clement V abandoned Rome in 1309. It is actually made up of two building, the old Palais of Benedict XII, and the new Palais of
9. Dune of Pyla:
The Dune of Pyla, located in the Arcachon Bay area, France, is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It reaches a height of 107m. At the summit of dune, the view is spectacular with the Atlantic coast, the inlet of the bay, and a large pine forest.
10. Chartres Cathedral:
Chartres Cathdral is located in the medieval town of Chartres. It is not only one of the greatest achievements in the history of architecture, but it is also almost perfectly preserved in its original design and detail. Especially, it is the only cathedral that delivers an almost perfect image of how it looked when it was built.