Enjoying the reputation for being one of the most romantic, seductive and beautiful countries in the world, France is home to some of the most awe-inspiring wonders. From picturesque valleys and lavender-covered fields, meandering rivers going through age-old canals to quaint towns, medieval castles and vibrant cities, France is a land of inspiration, beauty and numerous charms. Your trip to France will be thrilling, soothing and inspiring owing to the country’s most mesmerising landmarks that will take your breath away.
Nestled on the island slightly off the coast of Normandy, the castle of Mont Saint-Michel is a sight to behold. Dating back to the ancient times, this extraordinary fortress is second in popularity only to the iconic Eiffel Tower. It stands proudly on a rocky island surrounded by powerful tides, connected to the mainland only by a causeway. One of the most popular attractions on the island is the enchanting Benedictine abbey, a prime example of Gothic architecture. Under the monastery lies the medieval village that still has its ancient charm. The village’s meandering streets will take you by its small houses and lovely gift shops, making you feel as if you went back in time.
As a monument of romance, love, beauty, wonder and excitement, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular landmarks not only in France, but in the world, as well. This iconic structure is an architectural wonder that will simply enchant you, especially during the night when its beauty is illuminated by lights. Whether you admire it from the gardens that surround it, known as the champ de Mars, or you decide to climb it, visiting the Eiffel Tower will be one of the most memorable experiences in your life.
The majestic peak of the towering White Mountain is the highest one not only in the Alps, but also in entire Europe. While the peaks of Mont Blanc are covered with snow, it’s gentle slopes feature a lovely green carpet that stands perfectly against the clear, blue sky. As you stand bewildered at the top of Mont Blanc, you’ll be able to see both Italy and France as this majestic mountain is located on the border between two countries. The beauty of the Alpine region exudes tranquillity and serenity, leaving you with a unique sense of exhilarating calm.
Bearing the name of “The Garden of France”, Loire Valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural regions in the country. Stretching along the Loire River in central France, this region is home to stunning architecture, fairy-tale castles and mansions, and inspiring natural landscapes. Signing up for one of the most inspiring tours in Loire Valley will reveal to you its hidden beauties, including its capital city, enticing Chateau de Chenonceau – also known as “the ladies castle”, Château de Chambord – the first UNESCO-listed castle in the region, and many others. The Loire Valley has an authentic bourgeois flair that will add to your entire experience.
Côte de Granit Rose
Côte de Granit Rose is known for its stunning and unusual pink rocks and sand that can otherwise only be found in two other countries: China and Corsica. The picture-perfect view of the pink rocks emerging from the blue waters is simply awe-inspiring, especially from the northern coast of Tréguier where they feature authentic shapes that are the result of erosion. Every now and then, you’ll see a charming little cottage that embellishes the coast and contributes to its charm.
If you’re an art aficionado, the Louvre will be your haven. As the centre of one of the wealthiest fine art collections in the world, this iconic museum will help you immerse yourself in the beautiful artwork of some of the greatest artists of all time. The museum’s unique charm also lies in the fact that it was once the palace of French royalty. French kings made valuable contributions to the museum’s collection that’s impossible to explore even in a week. Although the museum is typically crowded and you may need to wait in line, it’s definitely worth your time. If you want to see some of the most inspiring works of art, you should take some time to plan your visit. However, if you want to be spontaneous, there’s no more thrilling way to explore the Louvre than getting lost in it.
From extraordinary art centres to breathtaking natural wonders, France is a land of awe-inspiring diversity that promises adventure and excitement.
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