France is the most visited tourist destination where over 86 million people visit each year. There are many places of attraction for people to visit which include museums, historic places, beautiful landscapes, towers, and cathedrals. France is the country that offers some very beautiful scenery, fashionable resorts and hotels and many other attractions for tourists all around the world that makes it a very highly visited country of the world. Some of the most visited places in France are listed below.
Disney land Paris
15 million visitors attend Disney Land each year that makes it the most visited place in France. Originally Euro Disney Resort borders two theme parks, shops, hotels, resorts and entertainment complexes that are absolutely worth a visit. If you’re a Disney fan, Disneyland will be your dreamland and you must stopover it at least once your life. The Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Disneyland Hotel, Space Mountain and evening fireworks make this place a worth visiting place so if you get a chance to visit, don’t miss it. Currently, the ticket charges 88€ per person.
One of the top attractions for tourists around the world is the symbol of Paris, Eiffel Tower. More than 200,000,000 people have visited since its construction and it has become the most visited place by tourists. Eiffel tower was designed and built by engineer Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel Tower is about 324 meters tall, the tallest constructions in Paris. Its design was initially criticized by famous artists of France and today it is considered the cultural icon of France and the most recognizable place in the whole world. Tourists are fascinated by the majestic size and spectacular views of Eiffel Tower. Visitors can eat with a great view at the restaurants on the first and second levels of the tower.
Louvre Museum is the world’s greatest art museum and a famous memorial in Paris, France. This prime monument of the city is located on the right bank of River Seine. In addition, around 38,000 objects are exhibited in this museum and it covers an area of 72,735 square meters. Moreover, In 2018, the Louvre received almost 10.2 million visitors and was the most visited place that year. Further, the most famous works of Western culture are found here including the famous painting by Leonardo DaVinci called Mona Lisa, others include ‘the Wedding Feast at Cana’ painted by Veronese.
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chambord is one of the most well-known palaces in the world because of its very different French design which combines classical French feudal forms with renewed structures. This building was built by King Francis I in 1519. It was developed to serve as a hunting resort for King Francis I, who kept his royal residencies at the Château de Blois and only stayed here for 40 days because of its huge and icy 440 rooms.
Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles was the first royal residence of France from 1682 to 1789 when the French Revolution was started. It is established in the range of Yvelines, around 20 km southwest of the heart of Paris in the section of Île-de-France. The beautiful gardens of the palace are really famous. Further, that Palace of Versailles is also famous for the pools, fountains, lavish interior. Moreover, the hall of mirrors where courtiers waited for the audience with the king to arrive. This hall is decorated beautifully with ornamental mirrors which reflect all the sunlight that enters and make a spectacular view.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres
This Roman Church is a masterpiece in a small city that stands at the position of five cathedrals. It is a magnificent building with stained glasses that passes colorful light to give a spectacular view and a beautifully designed exterior. Due to the flying buttresses, the window size is significantly increased that makes it more striking. It has been a great inspiration for the faithful for eight centuries. It is one of the finest examples that illustrate the magnificence of Gothic architecture and is according to UNESCO.
National Museum of Natural History, Paris
National Museum of Natural History, Paris is located on the bank of Seine River. Moreover, It is the national museum of history in France that has many branches all around France, four in Paris and the main branch is in Jardin des Plantes. The gallery of Evolution displays thousands of creatures with the explanation of their habitation and qualities. Moreover, it is the main attraction of this museum. Other than that, a small zoo is also present for many animals. Galleries of Mineralogy, Palaeontology, and Geology present 540 million years of history. Almost 2 million people visit this museum each year.
The beautiful and historic province of France is a tourist attraction due to the purple lavender fields, stunning hills, and breathtaking landscapes. Terraces of outdoor cafés along the cobblestone street are a great place to leisure and dine with a great view. Olive oil and aromatic herbs based cuisine in the open-air markets of Provence will be a great treat to your taste buds. Further, the traditional festivals exhibit the history and culture of this place and there are many great historic sites to visit in the whole province. There are many vibrant types of scenery that have inspired great artists like Picasso and Chagall.
The walled city of France, Carcassonne is preserved with its history and visitors can experience middle ages vibe with its 54 towers, beautifully stained glass windows and the medieval nature. Moreover, Cité, the fortified town has old houses with cobblestone streets and beautiful history preserved there. In addition, it was the first fortress to use a hoard at the times or military blockade in the city.
Prehistoric Cave Paintings in Lascaux
Lucas caves are present near the Montignac Village in south-western France where over 600 paintings were discovered in 1940. The fascinating world of historic art can captivate a visitor with the mesmerizing paintings of large animals, modern fauna and classic locals. These paintings are completed not by a person but it is a work of generations and it is estimated that they are about 17,000 years old.
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