MY TOP 3 MUST-SEE PLACES IN FRANCE

ENCHANTING PARIS

 

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A modern city hidden behind beautiful fronts and rich history, Paris is undeniably the top must-see places in France. Known as the City of Lights, a trip to this vibrant metropolis would bring an enthralling experience that will last an eternity to one’s memory.

One will be short for words to describe this magnificent city, but just visiting the place itself will take every visitor to the kind of adventure he wants to be part of. One can start immersing in the city’s iconic landmarks by taking a walk along Champ Elysees and be mesmerized by the golden glow cast upon by the rays of the sun kissing the old buildings that borders the Seine River. Afterwards, savor the staggering city panorama while crossing over the bridge and breathe that everyday air that will transform that very brief moment into a magical experience.

Get lost in the Louvre, the world’s best are museum and home to the famed Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Take a tour at Quasimodo’s home, the Notre Dame Cathedral and be amazed by the ornate cultural values and the opulent architecture and interesting shops that will take your breath away.

Take a dinner and fill yourself with gusto over a cornucopia of French cuisine and cap your night with an evening ascent and a nighttime kiss atop the Eiffel Tower amid the twinkling of million lights.

Worthy of its reputation as the Most Romantic City on Earth, Paris is a real ocean of enchanting wonders that will surely cast a romantic spell to every traveler.

 

SACRED LOURDES

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 Lourdes, France, a bustling Pyrenees village is also a must-see place in France which is known to be a sacred landmark best known for the famous sightings of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This second most popular tourism city in France has been attracting millions of pilgrims from all over the world.

 

A pilgrim, seeking cure from all ills are primarily drawn to the cave where the sightings of the Virgin Mary occurred. The Romanesque-style cathedral built to watch over these caves, called the Basilica of the Rosary, is one of the largest in the world is an outstanding piece of architectural wonder. One will not fail to be awed by the excellent gothic fortified chateau of the Lourdes’ Castle and Pyrenean Museum, while scaling the massive winding ramp of the basilica.

 

For those traveler who has knack for adventure, Lourdes is a perfect destination as one can do numerous outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, mountain biking and more. One can also take a few-minute drive to the charming little spa village of Argeles-Gazost which also features a casino.

 

HISTORIC NIMES

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Although not a standard entry on the list of France’s top tourist attractions, Nimes is deserving of a spot. The town thought to be the link between the regions of Provence and Laguendoc, has been heavily influenced by Rome. Its main attraction, the Nimes Arena is a Roman amphitheatre, built around 70 AD, is looking identical to the majestic Collosseum in Rome.
Probably, the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world, Nimes Arena is gaining popularity as a tourist attraction as its featured interactive audio guide and some detailed exhibit really brings the experience to life giving an impression of what it would have been like to be a Roman spectator in the arena.
There are also several museums in the town including the Musee d’Art Comtemporain displaying Modern French and Western European Arts. One can also savor the town’s Roman influence through the Maison Caree, a stunning temple noted for its equal proportions and was used by Napoleon as the template for the Church of the Madeleine in Paris.
Apart from its historic significant, being a fantastic site for learning world history, Nimes has a vibrant nightlife with bars and clubs which party long into the night. It also has numerous restaurants serving delectable regional cuisines.

 

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