Where to go to travel? Which country to visit? How to choose interesting travel destination? Many travelers have found answer to this question. It is France!
France is the most visited by tourists’ country in the world. According to statistics France attracted 84,7 million foreign tourists in 2013. Here is located the most popular among tourists city - Paris. The most popular tourist attraction in the world, the Eiffel Tower, is located in France.
You certainly should visit this country if you have not been in France yet. If you have already has been in France before, you will find many interesting here again. There are many interesting places in France, which you have not visited yet. You will find interesting museums, wonderful historic sites, places for shopping with fashionable goods in Paris. There are many great places for alpine skiing in the mountains. On the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) tourists will meet warm Mediterranean Sea and mild climate. There are many other interesting cities, villages and attractive places in France, which are worth to visiting.
France has been a center of Western cultural development for centuries. There are located about 1,200 museums welcoming more than 50 million people annually. The UNESCO inscribed 38 sites in France on the World Heritage List.
France is situated in Western Europe and has several overseas territories and islands. It is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union (EU), and the third-largest in Europe. The capital of France is Paris. France neighboring countries are: to the north - Belgium, to the north-east - Luxembourg and Germany, to the east - Switzerland, to the south-east - Monaco and Italy, to the south-west - Spain and Andorra. You can easily can to get to these countries when being in France. In the west and north the country is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay and English Channel), in the south by the Mediterranean Sea.
On the Mediterranean Sea coast are located many world popular holiday destinations. South-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea in France is called the French Riviera (also known as “Cote d'Azur”). This coast was one of the first modern resort areas in Europe. The largest city of French Riviera is Nice.
France possesses a wide variety of landscapes. In the north and west of France are the plain areas and low mountains. Plains occupy two thirds of the country territory. The main mountain ranges are the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura, Ardennes, Massif Central and Vosges.
France is industrial and agricultural country. It occupies a leading position worldwide in terms of industrial production. It produces various types of products. Everyone knows the famous French car brands. French clothing, shoes, jewelry, perfumes and cosmetics, brandy, cheese are popular over the world. Italy is the only competitor of France in wine production.
Paris. Paris is the capital of France and the third most visited by tourists’ city in the world. Some of the world's largest museums are located in Paris. The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. Eiffel Tower, which is the most-visited paid monument in the world, is also located in Paris. Disneyland Paris is France's and Europe's most popular theme park.
Palace of Versailles. Versailles is the palace and park near Paris. Versailles long time was the residence of French kings. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations not only in France but also all over the world.
The Loire Valley castles. In this region are situated 42 medieval castles (châteaux). Loire Valley is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The known region town is Orleans.
French Riviera. The French Riviera is the second leading tourist destination in the country with more than 10 million tourists a year. French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) is south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean in France. It is located to east of the city of Toulon to the Italian border. There are 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometers (71 mi) of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants in French Riviera. It is very comfortable resort and beaches region. Côte d'Azur is one of the best summer holiday destinations in the world.
Recreation, entertainment and a good meal for many people associated with the wine. France is one of the largest wine producers in the world. French wines are sold in all countries and also attract to France a large number of tourists. Favorable for growing grapes climate and extensive experience of local winemakers create conditions for the production of wine of good quality. Various provinces of France are famous for its wine brands. Especially famous in France are: Champagne, Anjou, Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. France is also famous for more strong drinks: Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados.
So where to go in France? If you've never been in Paris, then, of course, you should visit this city. There is something interesting for tourists with different interests.
Do you prefer holiday in seaside resorts and on the beach? You can come to French Riviera (Cote d'Azur). Do you like skiing?
There are good ski resorts in the Alps, such as Chamonix, Courchevel, Val d'Isère, Tignes, Val Thorens, Les des Alpes.
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