France ranks first in the global tourism ranking, attracting 81 million foreign visitors every year. Cities like Paris, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux and many others have a high cultural interest and world heritage. France is also known for its pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, castles, historical museums, remarkable gardens and parks.
From the boulevards of Paris to the fashionable seaside resorts of the Cote d’Azur, France offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Fairytale castles, magnificent cathedrals and picturesque villages inspire romantics.
Arc De Triomphe, Paris
The construction of this monument was ordered by the French Emperor Napoleon in 1806 to honor the warriors who fought with him in the number of wars. It was inaugurated in 1836, and construction had been stopped several times after Emperor Napoleon’s abdication.
An old astylar style was used to build this monument. The names of all wars of the first French Republic and Napoleonic wars are also written on the white wall of this monument. Tomb of an unknown soldier from World War I also kept under the vault of this monument.
Pont Du Gard Bridge, Nime
The Pont du Gard is a Roman monument built in the half of the 1st century AD. It is the main building in a 50 km aqueduct that supplied the city of Nemausus with water. Built as a three-story aqueduct that is 50 meters high, it let water flow over the Gardon River.
Essentially, the bridge is built from soft yellow limestone blocks that come from a nearby quarry that borders the river. The highest part of the structure consists of wind blocks connected with mortar. It is crowned by a device designed to support the water channel, the stone slabs of which are covered with calcium deposits.
Basilica of Sacred Heart of Paris
One of the most famous landmarks in Paris, a Roman Catholic church, on the mountain, the highest point in Paris. This basilica is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus. Tourists can get a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Paris from the dome of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
It was designed by French architect Paul Abadie and was built between 1875 and 1914. Travertine stones, a special type of limestone formed by the effect of hot springs are used for the construction of this cathedral. This cathedral contained a large meditation hall with a fountain.
Saint Michel, Normandy
The island is best known for the abbey, which occupies rocks with a diameter of 1 km. The abbey, church and monastery in the upper part of Saint Michel. This website attracts more than 3 million visitors every year, another World Heritage Site of France.
It is easy for pilgrims to reach the abbey since Saint Michel is only 6000 meters from the country. Visitors can reach the top galley on the roof of the abbey through well-known top stairs, need to reach 900 steps to reach the top of the abbey.
Palace of Versailles
Versailles Palace is the largest palace in France, also known as the Palace of Versailles. The first part of this palace was built in 1624 by Louis XIII. King built as a hunting lodge. Later Louis XIV, the successor of Louis XIII, expanded it as the largest palace in the country.
The palace has 700 rooms, 2,153 windows, 68 stairs and 2,000 hectares of beautiful gardens. Today the Palace of Versailles is the main tourist attraction in the country. Inside the palace, the rooms have different sizes and styles, depending on the rank of the person living there.
Chateau De Chambord, Loir et Cher
The largest unfinished castle in the Loire Valley, in central France. But the castle is never completed by the French Revolution. The internal part of the castle shows French and Italian styles in the grouping of rooms together in a suite. There are 440 rooms, 80 stairs and 280 fireplaces in this castle.
The guided tour of the castle offers tourists the opportunity to explore all the important sections within the castle, and will also receive clear information about the type of construction and design styles.
The Louvre, Paris
One of the largest museums in the world, in Paris. The impressive art collection of this museum makes it the most visited museum in the world. There are 35,000 prehistoric objects, including Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, old paintings and ancient sculptures. The museum is actually part of the Lovre Palace, a baroque palace from the Middle Ages.
The Louvre Museum was first opened in 1763. Later, Emperor Napoleon added a large number of works of art to the museum. The contribution of the following French emperors also increased the collection of historical objects in the museum. There are eight main sections in this museum to show the objects.