France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years (81.9 million in 2007) and it's geographically one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera), the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the Alps, the Castles of Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy: Mont Saint Michel. The country is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
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The City of Lights invites you to enjoy its many sights and attractions, glamour, and romantic atmosphere. Enjoy city life in one of the many cafés and restaurants, shop in the trendy boutiques, stroll along the boulevards or the banks and bridges of the Seine and soak up the Parisian way of life.
Near to the German border lies Strasbourg. The small city is the seat of several EU institutions, thus being a polyglot, cosmopolitan city. Furthermore, Strasbourg has established as one of the important manufacturing and engineering centres of Europe. The French atmosphere is present throughout the town offering romantic walks through small alleys and wonderful opening squares. Far off the busy capital this gem features unique architecture and beautiful landscapes in the near Rhine valley
The world's major wine industry capital is located at the west-coast of France. Once inhabited by the famous Neanderthal, Bordeaux has emerged a modern city maintaining its traditions. It has always been an important centre of trade and commerce for overseas goods. The Mediterranean climate makes this Atlantic-resort a desired destination. The huge variety of landmarks, museums and cultural diversity play a major part in contributing to this. The artistic architecture and incredible design of French artists form the beautiful exterior of Bordeaux, 'The City of Art and History'.
The seaport of Marseille on the south coast of France can look back on a long history. The area has been inhabited for over 30,000 years as cave paintings prove. Alternately ruled by the Greeks and Romans, who found Marseille an important port in the Mediterranean Sea, the city has established a unique vista. Today the capital of the Cote-Azur area is the southern centre of culture and entertainment with important theatres and opera houses, museums and exclusive cuisine.
The largest city of the French Riviera is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe. Going back to 350 BC, Greeks used the strategic location and built a port which contributed to the cities maritime strength it still maintains today. The Mediterranean Nice and its surrounding landscape have been a desired destination ever since the 18th century. Not only provides the city for thorough relaxation but also for mental inspiration, which made Nice a mecca for artists. Besides its many hotels, the city also consists of numerous museums, theatres, opera houses and other major cultural facilities.
Biarritz is located in the west of France only 38 km away from Spanish border right at the prestigious Atlantic coast. The tall waves crashing down here are a delight to international surfers. What has once been fishing village has now become a desired destination and interesting, international landmark in France, with its stunning beach and the marvellous surrounding landscapes.
With its casinos and palaces, Deauville is considered as one of the most prestigious cities in France. The city located on the north coast of France attracts several million visitors per year. It has been a beloved image by impressionist artist who came here seeking inspiration. Its cultural heritage maintains along with a vibrant nightlife offering discotheques, bars and bustling boulevards full of cultural activities.
Lyon in the Rhone-Alpes Region is one of France's major centres of business. Furthermore it is said to be the culinary capital of France, offering fine, delicious cuisine at almost every corner. The city and its beautiful, wonderful architecture have made Lyon a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In history Lyon has been known as the silk capital of the world, nowadays specializing in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The city's tradition as part of The Roman Empire has pressed ahead its cultural development, today consisting of several museums, galleries and churches.