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Top 10 Tourist Attractions In France

Top 10 Tourist Attractions In France
These are enough to make you say ooh-la-la
Today we're going to talk about the top 10 attractions and destinations that a tourist may like to visit in France. For this suggested list we’ve taken those monuments, buildings or regions of France that get many tourists per year; as opposed to just specific cities that are popular for tourists to see.

1.THE EIFFEL TOWER

THE EIFFEL TOWER
Nothing says Paris quite like this, built in 1889 for that year's World's Fair by engineer Gustave Eiffel. It becomes not only the world's most visited paid Monument, but also an icon of the country. Standing over 1000 feet tall the man-made structure offers an observatory as well as restaurants, which can be reached by stairs or an elevator. The striking landmark might be the cheesiest place for a proposal, but the EIFFEL TOWER remains a bucket-list item for many a traveler.

2.THE LOUVRE

THE LOUVRE
There’s not much to say about this museum that you haven’t already heard, it's one of the most distinctively Parisian landmarks, and one of the most well known museums in the world.  This massive institution houses a collection of works ranging from antiquities, sculptures, paintings and more. But it is of course most famous for being the home of the Mona Lisa. With thousands of pieces of art it's no wonder the Louvre is the most visited Museum on the planet.

3.NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Located in l’île de la cité, this Catholic cathedral is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Not only is the exterior of the cathedral breathtaking, the interior boasts all the makings of a classic gothic Church. Even the basement has a fascinating history as it has an archeological crypt. This is remarkable considering the cathedral was vandalized during the French Revolution. Fortunately actions were undertaken to restore it in the 1840s and it's still quite a sight to see.

4. ARC DE TRIOMPHE

ARC DE TRIOMPHE
This landmark just screams Paris, One of the most famous and most distinctive monuments in the city. L’ARC de Triomphe has got roots from both the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, it was commissioned by Napoleon following Frances victory at Austerlitz. With its neo-classical Roman design representations of academic sculptures and an eternal flame accompanying the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  It’s definitely something not to be missed especially if you're near the western end of the Shanzelize.

5. THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES

THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES
Talk about a big transformation, Versailles started off as a country village, but now it's one of Paris's most affluent suburbs.  It's most famous for being the site of the Palace of Versailles a royal Chateau with strong roots in French history. As it was a major hub for political power for Louis XIV starting in the late 1600s. It's a grand building with multiple apartments, salons or rooms and more. With the Hall of Mirrors is being especially notable. While the palace was converted into a museum in the mid 1830s, it's also now used for political functions.

6.THE FRENCH RIVIERA

THE FRENCH RIVIERA
It’s known as Côte d'Azur, this coastline in Francis South East region. It is one of the most popular resort destinations in the world; it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why. It’s attracting artists, writers and celebrities. As well as regular foreign tourists the region boasts Mediterranean climate events like the Cannes Film Festival and water-based activities like yachting and cruising. Its biggest city is Nice. It also surrounds the sovereign city-state of Monaco.

7.NORMANDY BEACHES AND D-DAY SITES

NORMANDY BEACHES AND D-DAY SITES
These beaches in Normandy are among the most recognizable sites of World War II. For good reason on June 6th 1944, Allied forces from the US, Canada, the UK and others joined together to launch Operation Overlord against the Nazis in Western Europe, the Allies ended up winning the invasion. Because of their historical importance and the d-day museums that have been set up in the country. The area has become and remains a popular tourist attraction.

8.THE ARENA OF  NIMES

THE ARENA OF  NIMES
While it may initially remind you of the coliseum, this roman amphitheatre located in the southern French city of Nimes. It is a wonderful site in its own right. While the polls goal is another ancient roman site to check out in France.  This arena built around 70 AD that grabs our attention. Used for diverse events including bullfights. The arena of Nimes gives a taste of history while also allowing watching music bands at 16,000 plus capacity has often been used as a concert venue for acts like RAMMSTEIN and METALLICA.

9.LES GORGE DU VERDON

LES GORGE DU VERDON
All while we could have picked the cliffs and inlets of the kassy, we chose les Gorges du Verdon for this spot. It’s known as one of the most stunning of its kind in Europe. This pristine river canyon runs for more than 15 miles in southeastern France and stands out due to the waters distinctive turquoise green color. Tourists are particularly attracted to the Valdon Gorge because it's so close to the French Riviera and because of the outdoor activities available there like hiking, kayaking and rock-climbing.

10. LASCAUX

LASCAUX
Found close to the village of mountain yak in southwestern France.  These caves showcase paintings from the late Stone Age and they are estimated to be over 17,000 years old. The subjects of the paintings range from animals like deer and horses, to humans and varied symbols. The caves were briefly open to the public in the mid 40s following their discovery. But this along with environmental factors quickly took their toll.  Now wannabe cave explorers can visit the facsimile that's been constructed for their viewing pleasure.