Capital and most-populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is in the centre of the Île-de-France region. Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. By the 12th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading centre, and the home of the University of Paris, one of the first in Europe. Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Louvre, Notre Dame and many many more makes it one of the must seen city in the world.
2. Côte d’Azur
The Cote d’Azur is the region of south-east France that follows the Mediterranean coast from Bandol, west of Toulon, to Menton and the Italian border in the east. French Riviera has long been one of the great attractions for tourists to France, charisma, beautiful water, beaches and sophistication of resorts such as Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes. The Cote d’Azur is a lovely region to explore, with many less known gems to discover among the more famous.
Marseille was historically the most important trade center in the region and functioned as the main trade port of the French Empire. Marseille is an amazing city that moves with the seasons and passions. Founded 2600 years ago, the oldest city in France combines the richness of a unique heritage, an intense cultural life, and an exceptional location.
Chamonix is located in the Haute Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes region of south-east France and has a reputation as the european capital of Extreme Adventure Sports. Chamonix is the perfect place to come for a weekend break, a week’s holiday, a season, or a lifetime, as you will never run out of things to do or tire of the views. You can go from Chamonix climbing Mount Blanc and that’s really great thing from Top 10 Places to visit in France.
Lyon was built over 2,000 years and yet, built in compliance amid its successive periods. This is one reason for its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage.Some of the various civil and religious sites date back to antiquity and mark out the areas of Lyon. You can’t miss Lyon Opera, Roman theatre Fourviere, Celestine Theatre, Lyon City Hall and much more..
6. Gorge du Verdon
The Gorge du Verdon is a 25 kilometer, long canyon and rises a spectacular 700 meters, from the Verdon river below. The river, which is named after its startling green emerald color, is one of the Gorge du Verdon’s most beautiful features. You can choose beetwen many sports here like rafting, kayaking, sailing and water skiing.
7. Mont Saint-Michel
Situated on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stand the ‚Wonder of the West‚, a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries. The Abbey is a marvel of medieval architecture with Gothic spires soaring 155 meters above the sea, a sublime sanctuary, and splendid views. Since it was built in the 11th century, the Abbey Church has been an important pilgrimage destination. There is a steep climbing to abbey , so be warn and prepare.
8. Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is a region located in the center of France,with spectacular scenery, amazing chateaux, candid vineyards and historic villages. The Loire Valley stretches 175 miles along the Loire River, twisting and turning through some of France’s most beautiful villages and charming chateaux.
Bordeaux, which is renowned for its wines, considered amongst the best in the world. The cultural, artistic, and music scenes are very vibrant. The city was ruled by the English for a long time, which is why Bordeaux seems to have an English elegance. Bordeaux is often referred to as Little Paris. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century.
I don’t know why this place isn’t in another ranks, b for me it will be one of the most beatufuland astonishng places in the world. When Isaw Gavarnie at first I start crying, seriouslys so majestic and magneficient. In 1997, this ensemble of more than 30,000 hectares was given UNESCO’s World Heritage Site award, for both natural and cultural reasons. Only 27 sites in the world have received such an award.