The 10 French Tourist Sites … Preferred By Foreigners
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13 November 2019
The 10 French Tourist Sites … Preferred By Foreigners[mashshare]
Let’s get an overview of the favorite tourist sites by foreigners visiting this beautiful country!
The tower imagined by Gustave EIFFEL is a symbol and monument of the capital. It culminates at 325 meters for a total weight of 10 100 tons. Built in 2 and a half years, it was erected on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889. It can be reached by stairs or elevator: on the 1st floor, which was completely remodeled, you can find the shops; On the 2nd floora, let yourself be tempted by a gourmet meal at the famous Jules Verne restaurant, 125 m above the ground. Finally on the 3rd floor, touch the clouds and enjoy an exceptional 360 ° view! The orientation table is located on the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Colmar in Alsace
Nestled among the vineyards, with it’s traditional houses, its canals, its flower displays, its astonishing cuisine, its famous wines and its charming accommodation makes Colmar an exceptional microcosm of Alsace – highlighting its lifestyle, its conviviality and its hospitality. The wine capital of Alsace, located near Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, offers visitors a glimpse of 1000 years of European history. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogeneous historic center is classified as a “protected area” and has benefited from careful restoration and continuous improvements for more than 20 years.
At the same time imposing and elegant, rich in history and emotions, don’t wait to discover what awaits you at the majestic site of the Pont du Gard! And marvel at it.
The largest museum in the world can be incredibly intimidating when you visit it for the first time. With this gigantic collection, you can easily locate the Mona Lisa, however other works of art that are also extremely well known can be hard to find even when given a map of the museum. Yes you want to reach all the main sites and even some hidden gems along the way to the Louvre, all in one day, here is our detailed guide to follow (http://www.insidr.paris/paris-tips/musee-du-louvre-main-sights)
The Tours of the Rochelle
The development of this new city in the eleventh century was assured until the fourteenth century by the protection offered by the towers, including the towers of Saint-Nicolas and the Chaîne that regulate the entry of many merchant ships in its port. The Lantern Tower was used to disarm the boats upstream of the harbor and had a lighthouse function.
The Confluence Museum in Lyon
It is one of the last of the great contemporary museums which alone justify a stay in Lyon. Such a building could not accommodate such an exceptional museum, which is that of the merging of knowledge: sciences, techniques and societies … Earth, humanity, history, geography. It opens on all possibilities and promises many discoveries! The scenography, very contemporary, is original and superb, and exhibitions of great wealth.
Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy
The Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is the scene of the largest tides in continental Europe. Come and watch the big tides and admire the spectacle that nature offers you! Some days of the year lend themselves more to the observation of this phenomenon.
Notre Dame de Paris
It’s mysterious aura prevails, catchy, intriguing, seductive, fascinating. Like more than two hundred and fifty treasures of cathedrals, churches and abbeys of France open to the public, the Treasury of Notre-Dame of Paris is a privileged witness of Art and History, witness of spiritual memory. But there is also it’s organs, stained glass, paintings, statues, furniture and of course it’s very famous bells and drones!
The Ideal Palace of the Mailman named Cheval
This is the crazy story of a mailman that, one day, during his tour, stumble upon a strange rock that inspires a dream in him: to build a palace in his garden, inspired by nature … So, during his tours in the countryside, he got a wheelbarrow and picked up stones to start building his little palace which took 33 years to build. And the result is just magic!.
With two Disney Parks, more than 50 attractions, spectacular shows and parades, Disneyland Paris promises a unique change of scenery to experience as a couple or with friends. With its 5 themed worlds, Disneyland Park is the place for great kids looking for magic and thrills! Fill up on adrenaline as you explore the confines of space or the remains of an abandoned temple. Just a day at Disneyland Paris means a lifetime of memories and it’s much closer than you could have imagined.