France is a vast state, full of attractions with very varied natural landscapes, all to be discovered. The nerve center, also from the tourist point of view, is its capital, Paris, full of museums, characteristic neighborhoods, nightlife, great opportunities for shopping and culture.
But France is also a succession of other attractions such as historic towns, spas, ski resorts, high mountains, gentle landscapes such as those of Provence, Champagne and the French Riviera, but also of harsh places such as the Brittany coasts or the mountainous interior of Corsica.
A GREAT DIVERSITY OF HISTORICAL AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES
This diversity of landscape, historical and cultural references has made it one of the most visited countries in the world.
Sea lovers will find the wild coasts of Corsica and the worldly resorts of the French Riviera unforgettable. While those who like the wild and rough sea, the rugged coast of Brittany will be the ideal destination.
For those in search of mountain landscapes and idyllic natural sceneries. There are the Alps and the Pyrenees, but the Massif Central with its volcanoes, forests and canyons is also a destination worth considering.
How can we forget the remains of Roman cities scattered throughout the country. But particularly present in Provence and in the Rhone valley. The hilly landscapes of Champagne and Burgundy. Areas cultivated with vineyards, where fine wines are produced, and where there are majestic Gothic cathedrals, which are also present in nearby Picardy. Other wine areas of great tradition are Aquitaine, in particular the area around Bordeaux, and Alsace.
The mythical Castles of the Loire valley, symbols of the power and wealth of the French nobility, are another among the most popular destinations for tourists. As well as the Normandy coast where the famous Mont Saint-Michel abbey is located.
France has dozens of sites classified by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage Sites. Of the UNESCO sites in France, most are cultural sites. While only some sites are natural or mixed cultural / natural. Of the UNESCO natural sites, 2 sites are not found in metropolitan France, but are located in the French possessions of New Caledonia and Reunion.