8 Famous Places in France

France has always mesmerized visitors because of its lifestyle. If you enjoy travelling and love exploring new places then  you definitely cannot miss France as a destination.

1. Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel tower is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most visited paid monument in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the crown jewel of France’s history and heritage. To read more about it’s architecture, please read our blog post on The Eiffel Tower.

 

 
2. Mont St. Michel: This is the most visited and famous site in Normandy, France. It is a small rock island best known for the Abbey and the Church. Its Pyramid-like outline is famous all over the world and thousands of tourist visit every year to Mont Saint Michel.

3. Versailles Palace: Versailles Palace is an essential part of your itinerary when visiting France. The palace was built when Louis XIV ruled and the French name of the palace is Le Chateau de Versailles. It consists of hundreds of rooms and is famous for its luxurious furnishings. The gardens of the palace are amongst the most famous gardens from all over the world.

4. Arc de Triomphe is one of the famous monuments in France built in honour of soldiers who fought for France during World War I. As a mark of respect, a flame stays lit at the site in memory of all the soldiers who lost their lives during the War. It is a great display of the architectural heritage of France.

 

5. Museum Louvre: One of the most well known Art Museums across the world hosts some of the famous artworks including the the grand painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. More spectacular works by Michelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli. A pyramid made of glass was a new entrance to the building. The museum is a must-visit for all art lovers and history enthusiasts.

6. Lourdes is a spiritual place visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the world every year. It’s significance lies in its location inside a cave in Lourdes where a ‘very special spring of water’ was discovered in 1858 by a young girl called Marie-Bernarde Soubirous. The young girl spoke to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and she was told to dig in a certain place inside the cave and after digging the spring of water began to flow. It is believed that the water is very special and has miraculous healing powers. It was said that many sick people have been cured by touching or drinking the water.

7. Disneyland Paris: It is one of the major tourist attractions from all over the world. Disneyland in Paris is one of the most visited theme parks in the world. This theme park has 5 Theme Lands and more than 50 attractions including Roller Coaster Rides, Water Rides, and many more thrilling rides.

 

8. Carcassonne is considered as the ‘largest walled city’ and a classic example of medieval architecture. It is one of the most popular French monuments. The building and tower of the monument appears as if they came out of a Walt Disney movie.

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One Response to 8 Famous Places in France

  1. Thierry says:

    Hi,
    Two mistakes in this article :
    - The part on Versailles Palace is illustrated by a picture of… Chambord Castle, in the Loire Valley
    - The Arc de Triomphe was built long before World War I : it was started by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his military victories, and was completed during the 1830′s. It was only after the end of WWI, in the 1920′s, that it was decided to put under its main arch the tomb of an “Unknown Soldier” as a memorial for all the casualties.

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