Top Ten Places to Visit in France

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is not only one of the top ten places to visit in France but also one of the most breathtaking and picturesque sites you’ll ever visit!
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Mont Saint-Michel is a charming village community (located in the Normandy area) complete with shops, restaurants and the stunning abbey which you can climb to the top and enjoy the amazing views of the ocean and the gorgeous landscapes around.

Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles)

Palace of Versailles is definitely one of the top ten places to visit in France and the best thing is that it’s just 30 minutes by train from Paris.
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Palace of Versailles is a huge estate with so much on offer for everyone. If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy the guided tour of the palace to admire the grand decor and ostentatious antiques inside the palace while learning about King Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette. The Palace of Versailles also boasts beautiful gardens where you can enjoy lovely walks while marveling at the gorgeous flowers and sculptures.

French Riviera

The French Riviera in the south of France is without a doubt one of the top ten places to visit in France for a beach vacation.
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The French Riviera is home to some of the most beautiful and upscale coastal towns in Europe such as Nice, St Tropez and Cannes, though there are also charming villages such as Castellar, La Turbie, and Antibes where you can enjoy an inexpensive stay without compromising your budget.

Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)

Our list of top ten places to visit in France wouldn’t be complete without including the marvelous Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is without a doubt, one of the best places in Paris to enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city (especially on a clear day when you can really get stunning views of the whole of Paris).

You can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower anytime of the day, though night time is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit the Eiffel Tower for a romantic time because of the amazing hourly light show.

Fontainebleau Forest

The Fontainebleau Forest is another tourist attraction near Paris worth adding to your list of the top ten places to visit in France. The Fontainebleau Forest is located about an hour’s drive from Paris and offers a great opportunity for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, climbing and bird spotting.

Besides the forest, Fontainebleau is also a great place to visit for history buffs because of the beautiful Fontainebleau Palace (Ch√Ęteau de Fontainebleau), which is the former residence of Napoleon. Fontainebleau Palace boasts on display many interesting artifacts belonging to Napoleon such as Napoleon’s throne, military uniforms, boots, and hats.

Louvre Museum

Paris boasts so many great museums and art galleries, though the Louvre Museum is without question one of the best museums in the country, and one attraction that you’ll want to add to your list of top ten places to visit in France.

You can easily spend a whole day at the Louvre Museum seeing the hundreds of beautiful paintings on display such as the famous Mona Lisa. you can also enjoy concerts, interesting talks, as well as fun workshops. If you only have a few hours to spare at the Louvre Museum it’s best you book a guide to easily help you navigate through the museum. Also, if you plan to visit the Louvre Museum or any other museums in Paris, you'll be glad to know that entry to most Parisian museums is free every first Sunday of each month.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is another of the top ten places to visit in France even if you’re not a religious person. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is a popular spot for mass pilgrimage between spring and autumn so the most of the people you'll encounter in the sanctuary will be pilgrims.

However, if you aren’t a pilgrim you can still enjoy a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes to soak in the amazing atmosphere and take plenty of photos.

Chambord Royal Palace (Chateau de Chambord)

If you’re visiting France for the palaces, you’ll find that the Chambord Royal Palace is the quintessential of all French palaces. In fact, the Chambord Palace is one of the largest and most lavish palaces you can visit in Europe as it boasts over 400 rooms, stunning carved-wood staircases, and gorgeous balconies where you can get lovely views of the Loire Valley.

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