France boasts diverse landscapes, from soaring mountains to lush green spaces to vibrant cities. Visiting these ten places in France is worth it!
Places to Visit in France
France is one of the most visited countries by tourists, with a developed infrastructure and excellent recreation opportunities. The main attractions are natural beauties, architectural monuments, gastronomic delights, and museum collections containing many world masterpieces. Here are the top ten places to add to your bucket list when visiting France. Read on!
1. Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is the main symbol of Paris and all of France. It was erected in 1899 and used as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair. The main material is steel, and the height is 324 meters.
Anyone can visit the tower. In the evenings, the backlight turns on, and colors change based on the weather, events, festivals, etc. Eiffel Tower is the epitome of beauty in the heart of Paris.
2. Champs Elysees
Champs-Elise is the central street of Paris and one of the most beautiful, greenest, and most famous places in the city. It stretches along the central region of the French capital for almost two kilometers.
In addition, The Champs-Elysees has shops, boutiques, offices, banks, and a park. If you want to spend some quality time with your family and kids, heading to the Champs Elysees is worth it.
3. Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch is one of the most beautiful monuments in France. The great emperor, Napoleon, ordered Arch’s construction. Its height is 50 meters and boasts gorgeous architecture, attracting thousands of people who visit France. The monument reminds people of the Napoleon Era, French history, and the First World War. We recommend visiting this place to complete your trip to France.
4. Louvre Museum
The most famous museum in the world opened its doors to visitors in 1793. Its glass pyramid is one of the symbols of the French capital. The number of visitors every year exceeds 10 million tourists. The Louvre collection includes paintings, jewelry, sculptures and figurines, frescoes, and furniture.
5. Disneyland Paris
The amusement park in the Parisian suburb of Marne-la-Vallee has been operating since 1992. The Walt Disney Company owns the park, and it is a magical world for children because all the famous characters of Disney cartoons live.
In addition, Disneyland Paris boasts the scenery from favorite fairy tales and countless attractions that attract adults. Moreover, the park contains residential/business districts, hotels, and golf courses.
6. Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles is a royal residence built on the outskirts of the French capital in the second half of the 17th century. The attraction was among the first to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The halls of the palace are kept in ideal condition. Finishes and furniture correspond to past eras. It is a perfect place for people of all ages to relish the natural beauty and magnificent architecture.
7. Viaduc de Millau
Viaduc de Millau is one of the highest bridges in the world. One of its pillars reaches 341 meters, taller than the Eiffel Tower. Millau is built across the valley of the Tarn River near the city of the same name. The viaduct is part of the A75 highway connecting Paris to Beziers.
Colmar is the most beautiful city in Alsace that offers numerous places to see and things to do for tourists. For example, Little Venice and the Fishermen’s Quarter are the most exciting parts of the city.
In addition, the microclimate of Colmar contributes to the development of winemaking. There are five museums open to the public, including the Unterlinden Museum. Colmar is home to hundreds of festivals throughout the year.
9. Dune of Pilat
Dune of Pilat is the highest dune in Europe that adds in size every year. At the moment, its height exceeds 130 meters. The sand anomaly is located on the shore of Arcachon Bay.
Tourist infrastructure has been created around the mountain to make climbing safer and more comfortable. Parking, souvenir shops, cafes serving fresh oysters, small hotels are within walking distance.
10. Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain range in Europe after Elbrus. Located on the border of France and Italy, under Mont Blanc, it offers picturesque views and Many ski slopes of different complexities. Mont Blanc is a perfect place for climbing, hiking, and mountaineering.
Although there are many places to visit in France, nothing is parallel to exploring these ten sites. Today’s post has included diverse areas, from monuments and parks to natural sceneries and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France. The purpose is to ensure you get the most out of your visit to France. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.