France is the world’s most visited country and it is no surprise that it is because of the beauty of the country. According to CNBC, about 90 million international tourists visited France in 2019. The French tourism industry contributes 8 percent to the country’s GDP, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here are top 3 places to visit if you are planning to wander through one of the most beautiful countries in the world:
The heart of the second largest city in France, Marseille, is the very old port – Vieux Port. The harbor is always bustling for its great waterfront cafes, bars and shops. Several museums, art galleries and historical monuments such as La Vieille Charite and Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde make it one of the top places in France to visit.
Paris accounts for more than half of the total number of visitors to France each year, which is why it is clearly the most visited city in the world. Paris has many aliases such as City of Love, City of Lights and Capital of Fashion. The city’s most popular destinations include Notre Dame, the Palace of Versailles, the Sacre-Coeur, and of course the immensely popular Eiffel Tower.
This Mediterranean coast stretches from the Italian border in the east to the Cassis in the west. The Riviera is so beautiful that Picasso used it as a source of inspiration for his artwork. The must-visit places in Riviera are Monaco, St. Tropez, the villages of Saint-Paul de Vence and the perfumeries of Grasse. The French Riviera is a well-known tourist attraction as it hosts the prestigious Cannes Film Festival every year, where the best films around the world are screened for film critics and the public. Apart from these destinations, France has beautiful wineries and greenery that would once be visited forever.
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