France is one of the countries in the world that feature numerous attractive manmade and natural attractions. There are many things to see and experience and here is just a few of those.
Also known as the Great Louvre, the Louvre Museum is found inside the Palais Royal in Paris, France. Some of the collections in the museum are the Egyptian antiquities like The Seated Scribe and the Large Sphinx. People can also view Islamic artworks such as the Barberini Vase, the Baptistery of Saint-Louis and an antique basin used during the Mamluk period.
One of the top 10 tourist spots in France, the Eiffel Tower has a height of 300 meters. The tower, which is situated in Paris has 1,665 steps. Stairways connect the first level to the second level. However, to reach the summit, visitors should ride in elevators. To make the spot more interesting, the city government installed high power searchlights in the tower.
This museum, which is situated at the Gared’Orsay in the Seine’s left bank, is known for housing French artworks starting 1848 to 1915. Guests can find paintings made by famous painters including Jean-Leon Gerome, Gustave Moreau and Mary Cassatt. In addition to the paintings, the place features sculptures made by various sculptors such as Auguste Rodin and Francois Rude.
Arc de Triomphe Paris
One of the famous monuments in France, Arc de Triomphe Paris is exactly situated at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. The monument has a height of 49.5 meters and a width of 45 meters. The design of this tourist spot is inspired by the Roman architecture, only it was a Neoclassical version. Beside the monument, people can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier created during the World War I.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral in the eastern part of Paris is popular because it is the church of the Catholic archdiocese of the city. Inside the cathedral, guests can find numerous organs like the first organ created by Francois-Henri Clicquot in the 18th century. Aside from these, the place is known for featuring antique bells including the bourdon bell named Emmanuel.
Most tourists in France allot time for visiting the popular Disneyland Paris at Marne-la-Valle. It features numerous attractions like the Walt Disney Studios Park, the Disney Village and the Golf Disneyland. Foreigners will not have problems with accommodations because the site features seven hotels including Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur
This tourist spot is one of the most famous landmarks at the district of Montmarte in the City of Paris. The highlights in the basilica include the pipe organ created by Aristide Cavaille-Cole in the early 1900s. One of the attractions is the Blessed Sacrament, the wine and host that were consecrated after the Eucharist sacrament.
Palace of Versailles
Also known as the Chateau de Versailles, the Palace of Versailles is located at the southwest of Paris in the region of Ile-de-France. It is a historic site in the country because it served as the political power center from 1683 to 1789. This site plays home to 1,500 drawings, 6,123 paintings, 15,034 engravings and 2,102 sculptures made by famous French artists.
The Loire Valley is situated at the western region of France. Several towns are found in the valley like the Nantes, Blois and Chinon. In addition to these, people can find different attractive spots in the place such as the Chateau de Villandry and the Chateau de Chambord.
Le Mont-Saint Michel
This tourist spot is popular for featuring the Benedict Abbey. Surrounding the site are retail shops, houses and museums dating from the 15th century to 16th century. The site is located at Normandy in the northwest region of the country.