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Famous for its tasty wines and impeccable architecture, France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. The country exudes soaring cathedrals, breathtaking castles, and contemporary style. Discover awe-inspiring cities, beautiful countryside, and exclusive beaches when you take your next abroad trip to France. What’s more, the country all the climates and terrains you could ever need for a perfect outdoor getaway. Getting a glimpse of everything France has to offer can be challenging. Here’s a guide to a few things to see or do in France.

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Undoubtedly, France offers some of the most fascinating sceneries in the world. Talk of the jaw-dropping symbol of Paris – the Eiffel Tower. As one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the sight of the 8,000 metallic parts structure by Gustave Eiffel is spectacular! You can opt to dine and enjoy breathtaking panoramas at each of its three levels. Later, you might want to check out the Louvre Museum. The former royal palace for French Kings is an exceptional museum that ranks among the best when it comes to collections of fine arts. If that’s not enough, you might want to marvel at the Palace of Versailles. The royal residence was designed to exude the glory of the French monarchy.

 

For quite a while now, the magnificence of Chartres Cathedral has inspired increased visits in the area. Come and enjoy as the impeccably stained-glass windows allow light to get into the vast nave to create an ethereal effect. How about driving down to Provence to enjoy the impressive landscape of olive groves? The sun-drenched rolling hills along with deep purple lavender fields are breathtaking! Later, you can opt to take leisure strolls along cobblestone streets as you bask on the glamorous terraces of outdoor cafes. If hiking is your thing, the awesome spectacle of Mont Blanc is utterly incomparable! 

 

For wine lovers, you’ll love to drive down to Epernay Champagne and taste some of the top champagnes in the world. If you’ve still got time, you’ll want to visit Mont Saint-Michel. Rising dramatically out of the sea, Mont Saint-Michel is the country’s most striking landmark. At high tide, Mont Saint-Michel is an island. However, you can walk across the sand to the Mont at low tide. Other scenic spots worth visiting include Cote d’Azur, Disneyland, Nimes Roman Monuments, and the fascinating Millau Bridge!

Good to Know

Read the basic info and also some fun facts about France! Here you will find everything you should know about ``The Land of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’!``

Country

France

Visa Requirements

Not Needed for US and EU Citizens

Population

67,022,000

Languages spoken

French

Currency Used

Euro

Area (mi.)

247,368 sq. mi (640,679 km2 )

History

History dates back to the series of battles between the country and England that went on for more than a hundred years. The country emerged from the fragmentation of the larger Carolingian empire. Later, the French Revolution was eclipsed by the imperial ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte. The early 20th century featured two German invasions until the return to a democratic republic after liberation. Currently, France is in its Fifth republic after the establishment in 1959 during the upheavals in society.

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