France is Europe's leading tourist destination, and not surprisingly as such it is a country that boasts a wealth of famous tourist attractions.
France is one of the most spectacular country in the world. Paris is the capital of France. France, in Western Europe, encompasses, medieval as well as port cities, Mediterranean beaches, mountains & tranquil villages. France include a lots of spectacular tourist places.
France has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for over twenty years and it’s geographically one of the most diverse countries in Europe. France has many cities which contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. France is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Tourist Attractions in France
The Millau Bridge is in southern France and crosses the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains. It was designed by the British architect Lord Foster and at 300m (984 feet) it is the highest road bridge in the world, weighing 36,000 tonnes. The central pillar is higher than the famous French icon, the Eiffel Tower. The Bridge opened in December 2004 and is possibly one of the most breath taking bridges ever built.The bridge towers above the Tarn Valley and the aim of Lord Foster was to design a bridge with the ‘delicacy of a butter fly’. Lord Foster designed a bridge that enhances the natural beauty of the valley, with the environment dominating the scene rather than the bridge. The bridge appears to float on the clouds despite the fact that it has seven pillars and a roadway of 1½ miles in length. On first sight, the impression is of boats sailing on a sea of mist. The roadway threads through the seven pillars like thread through the eye of a needle.
The greatest battles in history where almost 5000 people died in one day, took place in the Normandy beaches in the western France. On June the 6th 1944, the allied force attacked Hitler occupied France and changed the course of history forever. One of the most prominent names of the world war two, the Normandy has a number of D-Day museums and the beaches and the nearby countryside has become one f the most remarkable tourist attractions in France, taking the visitors back in time.
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of greatest catholic cathedral in the world and the finest sample of Gothic Architecture. Not only is it a holy sanctuary for the Catholics, its design and architecture is absolutely breathtaking. The site has been completely restored after the vandalism during the French revolution and stands with all its glory.Here the view of the famous west facade, the Gargoyles at the south tower, Colorful stained glass windows are few of the most amazing things you can see in Paris. So, this is surely one of the must-visit tourist attractions in France.
Standing 324 meters high, the famous Eiffel Tower dominates Paris. It is the most visited paid monument in the World with more than 7 million tourists each year. The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889. It overlooks the Champs de Mars on one side and the Trocadero and Seine river on the other side. Several hotels such as Shangri-La Paris, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel and the Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel offer a direct and close view over the Eiffel Tower.
Palace of Versailles
Moving out of Paris and into the hinterland we find the Palace of Versailles, the home of France’s kings and queens until La Guillotine took off their heads. The Palace remains and it is a beautiful way to spend a day with the Hall of Mirrors, magnificent gardens and fountains and surrounded by a city which has some of the finest restaurants in the region (including Paris).
It is located about 1 kilometer off the country’s northwestern coast. The Mont Saint-Michel is one of the best tourist destination in France. It is an island commune in Normandy, France.