France remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, receiving tens of millions of visitors every year. There are countless beautiful places to visit in France but when tight on time it is difficult to visit them all. Here are a few destinations that are a must-see when in France.
The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly the most iconic destination in France. Found in the capital city of Paris, the monument has been attracting millions of tourists since its opening in 1889 and is the most visited paid landmark on Earth. The Tower is not only a remarkable monument but also home to world-class restaurants and an observational deck that offers stunning views of Paris and beyond. A visit to France would be incomplete without a stopover at the Eiffel Tower.
Even without the Eiffel Tower, Paris is a magnificent and beautiful city to see, which explains why it is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Known as the City of Love and the City of Lights, Paris is full of notable landmarks and museums that are a must-see including the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge, and the Louvre Museum. Paris is also full of rich culture, cuisine, art, and fashion meaning there’s never a dull moment in this city.
Marseille is France’s second biggest city and one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean and the juxtaposition of ancient buildings with modern yachts and boats is a sight to behold. Marseilles is extremely scenic and full of quaint cafés and shops serving the best type of bread, which face the water. Marseille offers beautiful natural landmarks both in the water and up in the hills. The city is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy cities like Paris.
Provence is a charming city set in the beautiful countryside of France. Provence is one of the most gorgeous cities in France and this picturesque destination has captivated and inspired some of the world’s most talented artists over the years. It has preserved its historic charm with tiny villages nestling perfectly between stunning hills and spectacular valleys. The city is full of beautiful olive groves and flower fields. Here you can unwind at local cafés, take leisurely walks along the ancient streets, and shop at the air-markets for fresh produce.
The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain peak in Europe and forms part of the French Alps. The “White Mountain”, as it is popularly known, offers an unforgettable experience and is the perfect destination for thrill seekers. Nestled just below the peak of Mont Blanc is the village of Chamonix. This tiny quaint village offers the best of both worlds.
Here tourists can visit the town’s antique churches, restaurants, and other relaxing locations, or take part in a number of exciting outdoor activities including rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and snowboarding in the snowy peak of the mountain. This location promises a tranquil and memorable experience.