The Best Attractions & Destination of France


France is a country located in Western Europe. Clockwise from the north, France borders Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany, and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east and Spain to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range (the small country of Andorra lies in between the two countries). The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of France, with the Principality of Monaco forming a small enclave. To the west, France has a long Atlantic Ocean coastline, while to the north lies the English Channel, across which lies the last of France's neighbors, England (part of the United Kingdom).

France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years (81.9 million in 2007) and it's geographically one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture, and fashion.

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France is a must-stop for most travelers to France. There are many things to do in Paris for the first-time visitor, including a climb up the Eiffel Tower, a stroll around the Louvre and a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge.
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