France’s Top Attractions

Musée du Louvre

The Musée du Louvre is the world’s largest palace and museum, it holds a collection of nearly 400,000 items of art and historical objects in its permanent collection. This collection includes the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo… [More information on Musée du Louvre]

Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel

The Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel is one of the most remarkable examples of mediaeval religious and military architecture and was one of Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites from the 8th to the 18th century. The Abbey comprises a superb… [More information on Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel]

La Champagne Region

Champagne, the most glamorous wine of France, attracts visitors worldwide. Destination Champagne is a practical guide to visiting the Champagne region of France. It helps casual visitors learn about La Champagne – the region; while wine enthusiasts discover more about le champagne – the wine. [More information on La Champagne Regions]

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower is without a doubt one of the most famous buildings in the world, it is the most visited paid monument in the world. An estimate of over 200 million people have seen the tower since its construction in 1889. [More information on the Eiffel Tower]

Cathedrale de Chartres

Chartres Cathedral is considered as the most representative, complete and best preserved of all Gothic cathedrals of France. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1193 and 1250 is one of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century. This large pilgrimage site has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. [More information on Cathedrale de Chartres]

The Château de Versailles  (Versailles Palace)

The Château de Versailles has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years and is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. It is one of the most popular visitor attractions in and around Paris. [More information on The Château de Versailles]

Musée d’ Orsay

Want to be awed by fabulous art in a museum that stands on what used to be a train station? The Museum d’Orsay or Musée d’ Orsay, situated in the old Gare d’Orsay, is one of the must-see spots if you’re in France. Musee d’Orsay is not to be missed, even if you “know nothing” about art. [More information on the Musée d’ Orsay]

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

Notre-Dame de Reims is one of the world’s most famous cathedrals. It replaces an older church destroyed by a fire in 1211,  built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi Bishop of Reims in AD 496. That original structure had been erected on the site of the Roman baths. As a cathedral it remains the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims. The cathedral was restored after World War I. [More information on Notre-Dame de Reims]

The Arena of Nîmes

The Arena of Nîmes also known as the Nimes Amphitheatre is a Roman amphitheatre  in the French city of Nîmes. The Arena was built around 70 AD, it was remodelled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. The Arena of Nimes is the site of two annual bullfights, and is also used for other public events. The Arena of Nîmes is the best preserved amphitheatre in the Roman world. A contemporary of the Colosseum in Rome  it provides an exceptional example of Roman civilisation, [More information on The Arena of Nîmes]

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. There is a smaller arch the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel which stands west of the Louvre. The triumphal arch is in honour of those who fought for France, in particular those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. [More information on Arc de Triomphe]

Pèlerinage de Lourdes

The most visited pilgrimage shrine in the Christian world Lourdes is located 43km southeast of Pau. Lourdes is one of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites descended upon annually by some five million visitors from all over the world and it is estimated that more than 200 million pilgrims have come to Lourdes since 1860. [More information on Pèlerinage de Lourdes]

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics. [More information on Chamonix-Mont-Blanc]

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard is located near Nimes in France. Nimes had been a major city of Gaul before 45 BC when it was incorporated in the Roman Empire. As the city’s population grew exceeding 20,000 the need for water surpassed the available supplies of the Nemausus spring. [More information on Pont du Gard]

Carcassonne Medieval City

Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department, in the former province of Languedoc.It is divided into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city the ville basse. Carcassone was founded in the fifth century. The fortress was thoroughly restored in 1853 and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. [More information on Carcassonne Medieval City]

Chateau de Chambord

The Chateau de Chambord is one of the famous manor houses in the world. Le Chateau de Chambord is situated in France approximately 180km south of Paris. It is known for its perfect and unique French architecture and very beautifully blends of the French as well as Italian classical traditions. King Francois I built Château de Chambord as a hunting lodge.. [More information on Chateau de Chambord]

D-Day Beaches

Now more than 60 years after D-Day, the Normandy coast is peaceful with lovely seaside towns and picturesque beaches. Behind the coast is an old-fashioned farming landscape of grain fields, cattle and pastures, hedges and farmhouses. But the memories of war and D-Day are engrained in the landscape. Along the 50-mile D-Day invasion coast there are the remains of German gun emplacements and bunkers, while war memorials and monuments mark where the allied forces landed on the beaches. [More information on D-Day Beaches]Bras