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Perhaps the most amazing and diverse tourist destination in the world, France has caught the imagination of people from around the world and has captured the heart of everyone who has visited it.

The country that has given so much to the world, with its art and free society, today stands proud as the most popular tourist destination in the world, with tens of millions of tourists each year. Combining the infinite beauty of its nature with the alluring treasures of cultural heritage, maybe the most famous cuisine in the world and a unique art of living, France is splendid and unforgettable, from the tall snowy peaks of the Alps to the shores of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and from the elegance and grace of Paris to small traditional villages with castles and medieval fortresses.

Traveling in France...

Any and every visit to France usually starts by discovering Paris, famous as the most romantic destination in the world. Paris is also called "The City of Light," due to its fame as a centre of education and ideas during the Age of Enlightenment. Paris is unique and nothing can come close to the atmosphere of the French capital. From the technological and architectural marvel of the Eiffel Tower to the grandeur and magnificence of the Notre Dame Cathedral, everything here is made to awe and inspire travelers. Among the most visited and popular attractions we can include the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace, Champs Elysees boulevard, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur Basilica, taking a cruise on the Seine and so many more. But Paris is just the tip fo the iceberg, as the other French cities have their own special charm and an amazingly rich heritage. To pick a few favorites: Strasbourg, Nantes, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nice, or Colmar in the Alsace.

France goes way beyond its cities, with traditional little villages and small medieval towns, many still having that authentic look and feel to them that makes tourists feel overwhelmed. Not to mention the chateaux of the Loire Valley and others around the country, the cathedrals and churches that embellish every settlement, the ancient ramparts and so on. All these on the background of some unbelievable landscapes, some of the most diverse in the world, with the glaciers and snowy peaks of the Alps and the beaches of the famous French Riviera, with the wine growing fields and the lavender plains of Provence. The ultimate diversity can be encountered in France... it all depends on what you are searching for. From culture to sacred sites, from hiking to sailing, and from haute cuisine to haute couture, all is represented in superlative fashion in France.

Rougon, Gorge du Verdon, Provence, France

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