France, a rich and incomparable culture that amounts to good wine, museums and fashion, as well as famous monuments and beautiful landscapes.
France is synonymous with Paris, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Père-Lachaise Cemetery. It is also the country of centralism of Louis XIV, the battles of Napoleon and the France of the De Gaulle era, with its great museums and its respect for ecology.
It provides varied attractions for all the tastes and desires of those who come to this beautiful country for vacation, mainly to Paris, the city of light. One of the advantages is that there is a pass that you can get when you arrive at the country, “The Paris Pass.” This lets you access a wide variety of attractions in such a beautiful city. So, it is advisable to make a plan that includes these points and nearby regions that you plan on visiting like the Palace of Versailles.
Included in the most important tourist attractions you should consider on your itinerary, is visiting the wonderful Eiffel Tower. You could say that it is the symbol that distinguishes France, specifically Paris. A magnificent iron structure built in 1889, over 980 feet tall and 7,300 tons.
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, built in 1806 as a tribute to Napoleon’s troops after the famous battle of Austerlitz; inside the arch, there is a museum that tells its interesting history. Also the Louvre Museum, a gigantic museum that is worth visiting since it has more than three hundred thousand pieces of art, famous works such as the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa, in addition to collections of Islamic art, as well as oriental antiquities and collections of paintings from various countries.
The famous Notre Dame Cathedral, a site visited by everyone who comes to the city. Built in 1163, with a Gothic style and with a western facade that makes it look very beautiful, it is an iconic sanctuary recognized worldwide.
The Montmartre neighborhood is one of the most peculiar and beautiful neighborhoods in all of Paris. Located on a 426-foot hill with small, steep streets, where you will find everything from the oldest cabarets to the surroundings of the beautiful Basilica of the Sacred Heart, full of bars, terraces to eat and many painters, as it is also known as the “neighborhood of the painters.”
Montmartre covers two very different areas; near the Pigalle Square, there are some cabarets, among which the mythical Moulin Rouge especially stands out, whose shows attract hundreds of tourists every night. And the most bohemian area in the Place du Tertre, located at the top of the hill, where you will find many options to dine at one of its terraces and be able to enjoy the painters’ works of art. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, located in this same area of Montmartre, is built in honor of the fallen in the Franco-Prussian War, a majestic building that you must visit.
We cannot leave out that Paris is known as one of the great fashion capitals and, of course, a perfect place to go shopping. Shopping options include large malls, exclusive stores, and new fashion centers. One of the main avenues usually associated with the city of light is the Champs-Élysées, where the Tour de France ends each year. In its upper part, starting from the Charles de Gaulle square, you will find luxury shops of leading Parisian and international designers, as well as department stores.
Avenue Montaigne and Rue Saint Honoré boast the most expensive and luxurious jewelry stores in the capital; on the exclusive Rue Royale, next to the Concorde Square, there are several fashion centers that belong to Hermès, Prada and Saint Laurent.
An excellent tourist infrastructure means that France can offer tourists various accommodation options for all tastes and budgets in any of the regions of the Gallic country, from luxury hotels to picturesque houses in the countryside and campsites for those who want to fully enjoy nature, with something for all travelers who visit it on their vacations or on a weekend getaway. So, start preparing your itinerary and your suitcases to discover the beauties of this tourist destination that is always in fashion.
France is all of this and much more, one of the 28 countries in the European Union with its particular way of living, seeing the world and making itself known. A cosmopolitan country that is constantly evolving which, without a doubt, is worth visiting and touring.