France is the most visited country in the world and it is not surprising that it is so because of the beauty of the country. According to CNBC, around 90 million international tourists visited France in 2019. The French tourism industry, according to its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, contributes 8% of the country’s GDP. Here are the 3 best places to visit if you plan to walk around one of the most beautiful countries in the world:
The heart of France’s second largest city, Marseille is its very old port – Vieux Port. The port is always lively due to the amazing cafes, bars and shops on the waterfront. Various museums, art galleries and historical monuments such as La Vieille Charité and the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde make it the one of the best places in France to visit.
Paris accounts for more than half of the total number of visitors to France each year, and as a result, it is obviously the most visited city in the world. Paris has many aliases such as the city of love, the city of lights and the capital of fashion. The most popular destinations in the city are Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, Sacré-Coeur and of course the immensely popular Eiffel Tower.
This coast of the Mediterranean Sea stretches from the Italian border in the east to Cassis in the west. The Riviera is so beautiful that Picasso was inspired by it for his works. The must-see places on the Riviera are Monaco, Saint-Tropez, the villages of Saint-Paul de Vence and the perfumeries of Grasse. The French Riviera is a well-known tourist attraction as it annually hosts the prestigious Cannes Film Festival where the world’s best films are screened for film critics and audiences. Apart from these destinations, France has beautiful vineyards and greenery which, once visited, will be etched in the memory forever.
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