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5 Best Holiday Destinations in France

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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5 Best Holiday Destinations in France

 

Famous for its cheeses and wines, France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, receiving about 82 million tourists annually. The historical cities, the beautiful countryside and the famous castles are some of the leading attractions in this country. In addition to that is the agreeable climate, a rich culture of foods and wines and excellent beaches which are also other leading tourist attractions. But what are the leading tourist destinations in France? Here is a look at the country’s 5 best holiday destinations.

By Kacie Jones

Paris

Paris is a French town that is in a category of its own. There is just so much to do and see in this French capital; monuments, world class museums and other attractions. Everyone who visits this city for the first time will probably have a punch list of major attractions to hit. From Notre Dame to the Louvre to Eiffel Tower. And if you love shopping, Paris is definitely your city!

Nice

Located on the French Riviera, the city of Nice has a lot to offer every visitor. From its renowned flower markets and enchanting beaches to its several art galleries and the old town, Nice is such a captivating place to explore. The city has a cosmopolitan Riviera vibe, and you will definitely enjoy exploring its restaurants and fashionable boutiques and its popular beaches.

Nice

Lyon

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Lyon has been in existence for over 2,000 years. It has an historic centre located between rivers Rhone and Saone and has one of Europe’s most extensive neighborhoods. With its first class shopping, vibrant theaters, antique markets and a range of interesting museums, Lyon has remained a popular area for tourists visiting France.

Lyon

Bordeaux

Controlled by the British for close to 300 years, Bordeaux is one of the most un-French cities in France. It is located in southwest France and boasts of many outstanding tourist attraction sites. What was once a sleepy city is now a thriving tourist destination for wine enthusiasts? This great old port city has a larger centre, dating back to the 17th century with outstanding monuments and fine art galleries. It has one of the highest university populations in France. The area around Bordeaux is one of the areas famous for vineyards in France.

Bordeaux

Marseille

As an ancient Mediterranean port, Marseille has a vibrant city center life, with La Canebiere being one of its main attractions. Other attractions worth seeing are the city’s numerous cathedrals as well as the mediaeval St. Laurent Church. Another attractive area worth visiting is the old port area Also, visitors can take guided boat trips to the historical fortress located on the d’lf, lying in the middle of the bay. While France’s biggest cities have plenty to offer tourists, the smaller cities also offer a wide variety of attractions for tourists. These are less cosmopolitan and easier to visit destinations.

Marseille

Author bio

Kacie Jones is a professional content writer and blogger from UK who shares her travel experiences. Her hobbies include travelling, trekking, Tech, Health, and cooking and she is currently working on a project Australia visa which provides visa service to enter into Australia.

 

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  1. Traveoport says:

    Dubai is another paradise on earth. I love to visit there. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. Very informative and very good pictures.

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