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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in France

France is packed full of fantastic attractions to visit. From the romance of Paris to the sunshine of the south and the picturesque Dordogne, France has much to offer a holidaymaker. And when it comes to the sights, there’s simply loads to do – meaning it’s a challenge to select a list of just the top ten tourist attractions in France.

1. Palace of Versailles

One of the best known tourist attractions in France, few places better showcase the opulence and grandeur of the French monarchy better than the Palace of Versailles. There’s a huge amount to see here, from stunning architecture to fabulous furniture, art and antiques and of course the magnificent gardens. Audio headsets are available as are guided tours – probably a good idea given the sheer scale of the place.
If you’re looking for a beautiful backdrop then this is hard to beat. A medieval town perched atop an imposing rocky outcrop in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel is one of the top attractions in France and contains, amongst other things, a stunning Romanesque Abbey, medieval church and historic battlements. s pretty darn demanding…

3. WW1 Battlefields

A sombre reflection of a terrible conflict, the World War One battlefields are among the most frequented tourist destinations in France. From the trenches of the Somme to the solemn cemeteries and memorials and through to the museums which tell the story of this sad time, these places remain a startling reminder of a history that should not be forgotten.

4. Musee du Louvre

One of the best known major visitor attractions in France, the Louvre contains world-famous art, sculpture and artefacts from periods spanning over 2, 000 years of history. e of seeing it in a day, so better just to plan out those elements you wish to explore and keep it on your bucket list for another visit.

5. Nimes Arena

Not a standard entry on a list of France’s top tourist attractions, we think Nimes Arena deserves to be here every time. What is probably the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world – better even than Rome’s Colosseum – Nimes Arena really gives you an idea of what it would have been like for Roman spectators. It includes an interactive audio guide and some detailed exhibits to really bring the experience to life.

6. Carcassonne

Boasting a fairy-tale-like appearance and a history dating back to before the Roman era, Carcassonne is a picturesque fortified town in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. There’s a heap of great attractions to explore in Carcassonne, not least of which are the incredible double fortified 3km walls which boasts 52 separate towers.

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