France is one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of sightseeing. The borders of the country cover a large area from the English Channel to the Mediterranean.France; artworks, buildings with unique architecture and modern lifestyle attracts tourists from all over the world. Paris is the city of lovers, Eiffel Tower for lovers of sightseeing, Louvre Museum for history buffs. The only production center of champagne is the homeland of wine and cheese. Let’s get to know France, the most visited country in the world.
Paris, considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, is taking shape around the River Seine. With its romantic texture and luxurious life, the capital Paris is reminiscent of an open-air museum thanks to the artifacts of the Middle Ages and the Roman period. The magnificent works of art created in neoclassical architectural style help the city gain international fame. One of the most important landmarks of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters high and offers a stunning view of the city with its 3 different viewing platforms. Other tourist attractions of the city; Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Pantheon and Sacre Coeur Basilica.
Marseille is the oldest city in the southeast of France. Travelers visit Marseille, a port city as well as the third largest city in France, for its style and historical texture. The bay is surrounded by Fort Saint-Nicolas castle and Fort Saint-Jean houses the Castle of If, famous for the Count of Monte Cristo. You can take a stroll through the harbor area, which is located in the minds with its elements reflecting Mediterranean history, sincere locals and elegant restaurants.
Located between the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon stands out among the indispensable cities of the country with its culinary culture and recreation areas. Lyon, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, has a history of 2,000 years. Lyon’s dynamic university, first-class shopping, antique markets, lively scenes, music festivals, the International Puppet Museum and the Miniature Museum are very popular with many interesting museums and movie sets.
Nice, the tourist city of France; with its regular beaches, clear waters and small neighborhoods, it is a must-see city for those who want a perfect summer holiday. Vieux Nice is the most popular area of the city which provides integrity with nature. Stroll through the beach and take in the fresh Mediterranean air to your lungs or take a bird’s eye view of the entire city from the top of Castle Hill. You can stroll around Massena Square with its neoclassical architectural cafes and world-famous shops, or take a break and have a nice coffee.
Cannes, the most popular French town, offers a tourist attraction with its film festival, Galas, sailing races and colorful beaches in spring and summer. Magnificent artifacts rise around the cobbled historical streets. In the Le Suquet district, which reflects the city’s spirit of filmmaking, you can examine the paintings of famous films and screenwriters. Beach Promenade de la Croisette can be enjoyed along the coast with your loved ones. You can see many luxury yachts in the Vieux Port harbor area.
The wine center of Bordeaux, known as the charming port city of France, was used as a settlement in 300 BC. Also known as the Royal Square, Bordeaux is one of the most famous places in the city. You should definitely see the architectural work Miroir d’eau, which is reflected on the water surface in the square which offers an aesthetic appearance. Take a stroll in the Triangle d’Or, Bordeaux’s old town, and then take a break at Place des Quinconces, France’s largest city square. Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the unforgettable views and delicacies of the extensive wine region.
Covering the Alsace region, Strasbourg is a city of German and French culture. These central organizations, such as the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Parliament, greatly enhance the tourist attraction of the city. Strasbourg is a unique city where you can find the best food and drinks of French and German cuisine. Rohan Palace, Colmar Wine Town, Astronomical Clock, St. Paul’s Church are the main tourist spots you can see around the old city.
Lille is an architectural masterpiece with strong Flemish influences, from the Grand Place square to the Notre Dame de la Treille basilica and the quiet streets with row houses and gardens. The eye-catching city, which has been under Roman rule throughout its history, has a rich social and cultural texture. For art enthusiasts, it is appropriate to note that Lille has the Musee d’Art Modern and the Palais des Beaux Arts. When you arrive in the historic city, you can go to the Grand Palace square and then visit the historical sites such as Lille Gates, La Treille Church and Fine Art Museum.
Monaco, the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican; It offers a unique holiday opportunity with its historical works, gardens decorated with rich flowers, museums and museums hosting interesting collections. The former residence of Princess Grace and the Palace of the Principality, where her son, Prince Albert II, is located on top of the medieval village of Monaco, surrounded by hills.Historical monuments such as Prince’s Palace, Monaco Cathedral, Oceanography Museum, Napoleonic Souvenir Museum and Coin Museum are trying to express the cultural texture of the city. In the splendid French city, you can make your body more serene and comfortable by going to comfortable sports spread across different regions.
Normandy is a very popular city due to its wide sandy beaches along the Flower Bank and close to Paris. With its Normandy Decal in its historical past, the city deserves to be seen especially with the coastal towns of Le Havre, Honfleur and Rouen that run along the coast. You can rent a car or join tours starting in Caen or Bayeux. The landscape around Giverny and the flowers that bloom in summer offer a beautiful view. Rouen’s old town and cathedral, Bayeux’s carpets and Mont-St-Michel’s old island monastery are some of the must-see places.
Biarritz, the coolest beach town on the south-west coast of France, was once a noble-class resort, now the surfing center of Europe. Biarritz is a charming city that is popular for its glamorous beaches, imposing castles, triangular roofed houses and delicious restaurants. Grande Plage is the center of the movement. Immediately behind, you should see the restored Art Deco Casino and stroll down the streets leading to the old port to the west.
Toulouse, a neat city seen on the Garonne River in the southwest of France, is known as ” Pink City ” thanks to the structures built from terracotta bricks that have preserved its original texture since the past. In Toulouse, you can visit the oldest institution in the western world, the Academie des Jeux Floraux, and the world’s first photography museum, the Galerie du Chateau d’eau. The Basilica of St. Sernin, the Hotel d’assezat, the Capitole de Toulouse, the New Bridge, the Jacobin Monastery and the Augustin Museum are some of the magnificent monuments you can visit in the city.
Placed in the middle of the Loire River, the green city of Nantes attracts all nature lovers with its protected areas and parks with unique visuality. France is considered among the places to visit in Nantes, Europe’s most liveable city was selected. In order to understand the cultural texture of the city, which is enriched with green transportation systems, you can visit the architectural works such as Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and Jules Vernes Museum.
14. Saint Tropez
Saint Topez is one of the most important stops in France. The world’s jet society, the rap stars and the international society’s place in the marina, offering unique views. It offers a perfect city view with its distinguished tourist spots, sympathetic architecture and narrow streets. Most of the sandy beaches are located in Baie de Pampelonne and you will find several beaches where the sun, sand and sea are perfect.
Bourges, located on the Yevre River in the center of France, has been maintaining its artistic tradition in the same way since the past. The city has an enormous appearance with its wooden houses and historical elements. Saint Etienne Cathedral, built towards the end of the 12th century, is an enormous monument that is identified with the city. You can also go to Berry Museum, Jacques Cœur’s Palace and Esteve Museum.