France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it is easy to see why. From its fascinating architecture to its beautiful beaches, France is a great country to visit. There are so many sights to see and activities to do in France that it can get pretty overwhelming. You want to see everything that the country has to offer but aren't sure if you have time for it all. Here are five attractions you must see in France:
Musée du Louvre
If you are into museums, you will definitely want to stop by Musée du Louvre. It's considered one of the best museums in the world and contains 35,000 pieces of art. There are so many beautiful masterpieces to see that it is impossible to view them all in one day. "Mona Lisa," the most famous painting in the world, has been housed in this museum for more than 200 years. Other masterpieces you don't want to miss out on in this museum are "The Seated Scribe," "Liberty Leading the People," "Venus de Milo," and "Raft of the Medusa."
The Nimes Arena is a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre you have to see for yourself. Thousands of years ago, Romans watched many different events in this arena, including Olympic games and animal hunts. When you visit this site, you can see what it was like for the ancient Romans. Seeing this piece of history up close is a great experience that you can remember for the rest of your life.
You just can't leave France without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Located in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and is absolutely breathtaking to look at. It was built by architect Gustave Eiffel in 1889 and is 324 meters tall. You can go to the very top of the tower and see beautiful views of Paris. If you are feeling adventurous, consider climbing to the top on foot. You will have to climb hundreds of steps, but the experience will be phenomenal. When you get home, you can proudly tell your family and friends how you climbed all the way to the top of the one of the most famous towers in the world.
Notre Dame de Paris
Considered the most popular monument in Paris, Notre Dame de Paris is another site you have to see while in France. The cathedral is known for its beautiful stained glass windows, specifically the set of three rose windows. You can take a tour through this magnificent cathedral for absolutely free and have memories of it forever.
Palace of Versailles
Once the home of two French kings, the Palace of Versailles is a site you do not want to miss out on. Versailles is considered a symbol of absolute monarchy and has been the site of several historical events, including the signing of The Treaty of Versailles. After you take a tour of the palace, do not hesitate to visit other parts of Versailles, like the Potager du Roi, the king's personal vegetable garden. Vegetables and fruit are still grown in this garden and sold at markets in Versailles. Try to get in line to visit the palace as early as possible, as it is a popular attraction.
Whether you are in France for a few days or two weeks, you are sure to have a wonderful cultural experience. Take your time as you visit every attraction, so you can see everything. Do not to take plenty of of photos as you tour Southern France that you can show your family and friends.
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