December 17, 2013

Parisian Paradise

There’s no way travelkers to France could ever be bored. There are just so many different things to see, taste, smell, and experience that the list is near endless. France is home to many of the world’s most noteworthy attractions and yet, everybody has their own special reasons for vising this particular country. There are some places that those who visit for sake of sightseeing and taking in French culture mustn’t skip by. Read on to learn about the things in France you just shouldn’t miss.

1. The Eiffel Tower

What’s a visit to France without getting a good look at the Eiffel Tower? This well-recognized iron structure is a French icon, being as much to the country as the Statue of Liberty is to the United States. It’s something serious tourists wouldn’t dare miss. Although it was first erected back in 1889 as an entrance to the World Fair, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris, even now. Its novelty lies in its beauty and the engineering brilliance that went into its making. Since first being built, more than 250 million tourists have visited the Eiffel Tower and that number climbs by millions each and every year.

2. The Mona Lisa

There are more people that have heard about Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and seen pictures or replicas of it, than there are of those who actually know where this historically significant painting is. It happens that the Mona Lisa can be found in Paris, France, at The Louvre, the same museum from which the painting was stolen back in 1911. Today, the Mona Lisa is there on display, just waiting for you to see it in person. No way should anyone take a trip to France and not see the Mona Lisa. It’s the most mentioned painting in the world.

3. Notre Dame

In addition to being one of the largest church buildings in the whole world, Notre Dame is famed for its gothic architecture, not to mention that it’s the setting for story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. This giant catholic cathedral is located in Paris, France, making it just one of many amazingly popular attractions in the city that pulls in the crowds. With its stained glass, sculptures, size, and relics, such as the Crown of Thorns and True Cross fragment, Notre Dame is awe-inspiring and a visit to it is a ‘must’ for inclusion on any trip to France itinerary.

4. The French Rivera

France, Paris especially, is brimming full of places to go sightseeing and enhance your knowledge of history and culture, but what could any trip be without having a bit of fun? Many tourists visiting France keep to the luxurious beaches and exciting nightlife found in the French Rivera. Fabulous Paris hotels found in the French Rivera. It is the location of several resorts popular with celebrities, such as Elton John and several others. There are a long list of things to do in the French Rivera alone. Those who don’t want to miss out on what all of France has to offer often stay in Paris hotels and later make the commute to the South of France.