Travelers often dream of visiting France, as the country is the leader in Western European culture, cuisine and the arts. France is the leading tourist destination in the world. When traveling to France, there are several places that visitors absolutely must see to mark the memorable occasion.
The Louvre museum is the leading art museum in the world for tourists. This museum holds collections including items from prehistory to the 1800s. Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, ancient Greek and Roman art, Islamic art, paintings including the Mona Lisa, sculptures, prints and drawings fill this world renowned museum.
After visiting the Louvre, art lovers and historians must stop by the second most commonly visited museum of art in France, the Musée d\’Orsay. This museum hosts impressionist work from the masters of France.
Disneyland Paris is Europe\’s leading amusement park, and is the go-to place for thrill seekers. Visitors enjoy the experience of rides and adventure along with the familiar Disney characters in costume.
The Loire Valley is home to more than 300 of France\’s castles, or chateaux, including royal residences such as Château de Beaulieu. Romance and leisure abound in the Loire Valley, as the scenery and history are breathtaking.
Known for its mild climate and beautiful beaches, the French Riviera, or Côte d\’Azur, beacons lovers of sunshine and crystal clear Mediterranean waves. Modern resorts offer all the conveniences any traveler could imagine, including fine dining and yachting. The French Riviera offers visitors 300 days of sunshine every year.
Notre-Dame de Reims
The Notre-Dame de Reims is filled with history and beauty as the official Roman Catholic cathedral where the rulers of France were lifted to the throne until 1825. Both the interior and exterior architecture of the Notre-Dame de Reims are stunning and the cathedral is a must-see for Catholics and fans of classic design.
The Eiffel Tower is the icon of France and offers the best views of Paris. The tower reaches 81 stories in height and contains two restaurants for the tourists\’ dining pleasure.