France, official name the French Republic is a country in Western Europe. The official state language is French. Most of France is located in Western Europe, its mainland borders in the north-east with Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, in the east with Switzerland, in south-east with Monaco and Italy, in the south-west with Spain and Andorra. France is washed by four water spaces (the English Channel, the Atlantic, North Sea and Mediterranean Sea. In the west and north the country is washed by the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay and the English Channel), in the south by the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lion and the Ligurian Sea). Also the state includes the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, and more than twenty Overseas Dependent Territories. In the north and west of the country are located flat areas and low mountains. France is the most visited country in the world (according to the number of visiting foreigners); Paris is the most tourist city; Eiffel Tower is the most visited and popular tourist attraction in the world, and that means that France is the undisputed champion of the world tourism. France is a wonderful country with its own special fascination and irresistible charm. It is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a huge amount of historical and architectural monuments of various epochs and civilizations, as well as magnificent landscapes and excellent climate. Here, you will find magnificent palaces and castles, the stunning beauty of the cathedrals, famous museums, the Côte d’Azur and the snow-capped Alps, as well as the famous French cuisine and fine wines.
List of France attractions:
- Champs Elysees
- Triumphal Arch
- Square of Consent
- Fortress town of Mont-Saint- Michel
- Chambord castle
- Palace of Versailles
The capital of France, Paris is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Among the abundance of attractions in Paris, the most known and popular are the masterpiece of Gothic architecture – Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris), one of the largest and richest museums in the world – the Louvre and, of course, the symbol of France – the Eiffel Tower. It is also worth noting the Sacré-Coeur Basilica located at the top of Montmartre, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, the Conciergerie, the Pantheon, the Palais de Chaillot, Georges Pompidou Centre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Picasso Museum, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Jardin des Tuileries and the Grand Opera (Opera Garnier). Talking about Paris attractions can be long but the list is so huge that it is simply impossible to enumerate all the sights of this charming city but it is certainly worth a visit. In the surrounding area of Paris, a special attention also deserves the famous Palace of Versailles, Fontainebleau Palace and Park of Saint-Cloud. If you are traveling with children, you have to visit one of the world’s best amusement parks – Euro Disneyland. Especially popularity among the tourists enjoy the Loire Valley too which has long been known for its beautiful vineyards and majestic castles. Among the huge number of true masterpieces of castle, it is worth mentioning castles of Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Villandry, Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Blois, Brissac, Amboise, Le Plessis-Bourré, Valence, Gien and the Château de Montgeoffroy. It is also worth to visit one of the most famous French medieval monasteries – Fontevraud Abbey.