France is a popular holiday destination in Europe renowned for its romantic cities, picturesque scenery and historical monuments and landmarks. France attractions are found throughout the country in a number of cities and regions including the capital, Paris, Nice, Cannes, the Alpine region, Loire Valley, Normandy, Avignon, Dijon, Lyon and Toulouse.
Western Europe's largest city, Paris is home to some of the most famous France attractions including the Louvre, Champs-Elysées and of course the Eiffel Tower as well as Versailles Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Panthéon, the Seine, Disneyland Paris and much more. Grand 18th century styled Bordeaux boasts the Cathédrale Saint-André, Grand Théâtre, Basilique Saint-Seurin, Hôtel de Lalande, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Hôtel de Ville however Bordeaux is also famous for its vineyards, cellars and wine producers.
Nice is renowned for the Parc du Château, Albert 1st Gardens, Musée Matisse, Cours Saleya, Promenade des Anglais, Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas, Chemins de Fer de la Provence and Moderne et d'Art Contemporain. Meanwhile, the playground of the rich and famous, Cannes is home to the Casino Palm Beach, Boulevard de la Croisette, Château Louis XIII, Notre-Dame d' Esperance, Villa Fiesole and Villa Rothschild, Casino d' Ete and a number of popular festivals.
The French Alps offer fantastic snowboarding and make a great skiing holiday however there are also a number of excellent France attractions including historical landmarks and medieval towns as well as some indulgent day spas. The Loire Valley on the other hand offers spectacular gardens and orchards, a magnificent chateaux, local gourmet produce, fantastic wine and a number of festivals.
Normandy is famous for its historic WWII attractions and landmarks including the Caen Memorial, Giverny, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Bayeux Tapestry, Etretat, Deauville and Mont Saint Michel. Avignon is a city that remains rooted in its medieval past and is home to the Palais des Papes, Pont Saint Bénezet, Saint Nicholas Chapel, Pont du Gard aquaduct and of course, the River Rhône. Toulouse offers Capitole Square, Canal du Midi, River Garonne, Basilique St-Sernin, 16th century rosy Toulousain brick mansions, Les Abattoirs, the National Space Centre, Port Lauragais and much more.
Some of the most popular France attractions found in Dijon include the Palais des Ducs, rue des Forges, Place de la Libération, Maison Millière, a 9th century wooden 'black' Virgin, the Chartreuse de Champmol, Jardin de l'Arquebuse botanical and Natural History Museum. In Lyon, the Old Town offers an insight into the Renaissance as well as Vieux Lyon, La Croix Rousse, Cathédrale St-Jean, Basilica and Roman ruins plus much more.