You may not be the fan of French culture while you didn’t visit France yet. But once you landed on this Promised Land you will fall in love with it from the very first sight. Nobody can say for sure whether it happens because of marvelous architecture of French castles, of amazing natural conditions or simply because of delicious food, but this is an undefinable fact. And if you are still not sure – just come there and check it by yourself.
Top 10 best places to see in France
What else could be on the first place of this list, if not the Eiffel Tower? By the way it is not necessary to climb up the Tower itself as you risk waiting in line for long hours. But you definitely have to take at least one picture with this beauty on the background; otherwise no one would believe you that you have visited Paris.
Once Riviera used to be the place for the elite, and even now it is not accustomed to stay here if you don’t possess at least little island in the ocean or your own yacht. Though it is not forbidden to visit French Riviera, stay at sandy beaches, wander around little cozy streets and feel the spirit of relaxing celebrities’ life.
This is one of the most artistic places not only in Paris but probably in the whole world. They say that singers and artists that are gathering on this famous street earn more than one thousand dollars per day. The atmosphere of this place is unique and cannot be mixed with anything else.
Notre Dame de Paris
Grim though magically attractive building covered with legends – the Notre Dame de Paris – is another symbol of the country and its capital – Paris. Everyone was reading or at least watched the performances based on the novel by Victor Hugo, and this means that everyone will be interested in visiting this place.
Not unknown Louis XIV of France built this bastion of luxury, chick and beauty in the late 17th century. And since then word combination “as beautiful as in Versailles” have become a set phrase in many languages. Its parks and gardens are as marvelous as the architectural complex itself.
La Manche (English Channel)
This piece of land and water just several kilometers wide is truly a historical site – on the one hand for centuries this waterway is connecting two really great states, once – the most powerful empires of the world, on the other hand – it serves as a barrier between them – because they are well-known for mutual disrespect.
Absolutely normal reaction to the view of this castle is – “hey, isn’t it the castle from Disney vignette?”. Be it or not, the castle anyway looks marvelous and fairy tale-like. This castle on the west-north fo the country is situated on the island just two kilometers away from the mainland, but seems to belong to another reality, so it definitely worth seeing.
Châteaux of the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is located not far from Paris and for more than six hundred years the elite of French society had been building its mansions, chateaux and castles here. It is worth seeing not only because of its unique and historically significant landmarks, but also because of its beautiful nature. Early autumn is the best time to come to the Loire valley.
Fantastic and interesting destiny was prepared for the small port town in the south of France. First it was praised by the French cinematograph, filming here almost all of the best French films of the 20th century. And then, the town acquired the status of a “luxurious resort” and is very popular among tourists.
Lavender fields in Provence
Lilac views of Provence look just marvelous on pictures, but it is nothing in comparison to reality – the fragrance of lavender is everywhere and its color has a placatory effect on your nervous system. You can find lavender fields in the north of Provence – in the Drôme Provencale touristic district.
When is the best season to visit France?
France is that very rare case when it is impossible to say, when it is better NOT to visit it. In the cold time of the year you will find a lot of amusements in French Alps and in Paris, making it ready to the celebration of New Year, and if you are looking for hot sand and relaxing beach rest – come to French Riviera in summer. And to become the witness of absolutely amazing views – lavender blossoming in Provence – come here June to August.
What is the capital of France?
Paris is not just a city; it is a way of life. Located almost in the center of the country, in the basin of the Seine River, it had absorbed all the cultural similarities and differences of French nation and all its peculiar features.
Paris and its famous streets
The Montmartre Street is unique not only for France but for the world as well. Every big city is built up like a human body. It has the brain – the business center, and its heart – favorite place for singers, painters and other artistic people. And when it goes about Montmartre it can be courageously stated that this street is a cultural capital for all the country. A lot of French celebrities of all times had started their careers here, on Montmartre.