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Showing posts with label France travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France travel. Show all posts

Friday, February 22, 2013

Places to Visit in France

Places to Visit in France
It can be argued that France is the most romantic country in the world, or at least in Europe; what is certain is that it is a beautiful place, filled with history and culture, unsurpassed cuisine and home of the best wines in the world, including the unmistakable champagne from the region of Champagne. In what follows we are going to take a short look at some of the best places to visit in France, because it would be impossible to see all this country has to offer in just one vacation.

We cannot present any places to visit in France before mentioning Paris, the capital, where some of the country's best attractions can be found, including that romantic air tourists are hunting for when they come here. The city is filled with wonderful destinations such as the Eiffel Tower, the Pere-Lachaise cemetery where important authors and personalities are buried, including famous singer Jim Morrison, from The Doors. The Louvre, one of the most impressive art museums in the world, also hosts the legendary Mona Lisa painting, by Leonardo da Vinci. We are now just going to skip ahead otherwise this article could be filled only with information about Paris.

One of the most beautiful and romantic places to visit in France, the Loire Valley seems taken out of a fairytale; this magical natural landscape is considered to be the garden of France, yet there you will not only enjoy the luxurious and impressive vegetation, but the countless chateaus and mansions as well. Mont Saint-Michel is another French landmark that shouldn't be missed, especially the Benedictine abbey reigning over it. Furthermore, if you like to see how people lived hundreds of years ago, you will definitely enjoy taking a stroll through the small medieval village surrounding the abbey.

Places to Visit in France
The sites we mentioned before are situated in the region of Normandy, an attraction in itself that could turn into a standalone holiday if you would like. Nevertheless, let us move on with our places to visit in France. If you prefer the seaside, warm temperatures and a relaxed atmosphere, take your vacation to Cȏte d'Azur; it can be a bit expensive and VIP-oriented, but the landscapes make it worthwhile.

The French are well-known for their eye for beauty and the spectacular, and their infamous queen, Marie Antoinette was no exception, having built one of the most impressive castles, the Versailles. With its lush, symmetrical gardens, its sumptuous chambers and rich tapestries, this testimony of times' past is truly a wonder of the world. France is also famous for its sparkling wine produced in the area of Champagne, so if you are interested in how and where they are made, don't miss sampling it.

There are numerous beautiful places to visit in France because this country has a long and rich history and a unique, special culture that can only be experienced if you visit other places besides Paris, such as the wonderful Versailles palace.
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