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The Top 5 Places To Visit In France

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France is one of the most beloved countries in Europe, visited by millions of tourists annually. The destination is almost metaphysical for its eccentric glamour.

If you are a travel enthusiast or ‘le passionné’ and have classy taste in sites to stop by, you might need to scroll down to get an idea of places that you would not wish to miss on your trip to the country of romance, rich architecture, prosperous heritage, and unique elegance.

1. Palace of Versailles

About 19 km west of Paris, the former royal residence is a commune of France. It is a popular tourist attraction for its baroque genre of architecture. The chateau, its apartments, and its gardens are all a work of art in their entirety. The extravagant structure stands high because of a flawless harmony among its optical illusions, thanks to its deliberate geometric style.

Luxurious functionality is felt by the foreign tourists as they tour the palace’s Hall of Mirrors, Museum of the History of France, the Grand Trianon, the great golden gate, chapel, salons, royal opera, and courtyards.

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2. Louvre Museum Paris

The grandeur of the world’s most visited museum stands distinguished. This art museum, housed in the Louvre palace, is not only a historic landmark in Paris but a home to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

An approximate 38000 items from prehistory to the present are on display. The Louvre is an exhibitor of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and archaeological discoveries. With artists living in the Louvre in the 17th and 18th centuries, the place became a core of the artistic sphere.

3. Eiffel Tower

Perhaps the most cherished monument of France and the tallest structure in Paris of height 300 m, the Eiffel Tower has attracted about 250 million tourists since it was completed in 1889. Long queues to restaurants on its two levels await the people. Although it has a 600-step climb to the top, the glass elevator, a prominent feature, is usually preferred.

The open lattice metal structure stands on four girder piers which are purely artistic arches and provide no structural support. It became a tourist attraction for its airy, light, and daring design yet a very strong material structure. It propelled a civil engineering revolution and architectural design.

4. Casino Barrière Le Croisette

Spread over a land area of 3000 m2, it is the largest casino in Cannes. With 245 slot machines, poker, and English Roulette Stations under a high roof, this casino is no less than a dream come true.

From the modernist concrete and glass exterior to the ravishing Greek entrance containing a large aquarium, wall carvings, and golden statues, leading to the multi-colored poker room, this place is a living thrill. While many people these days prefer to play casino games online on platforms such as 777 slots, the experience of playing in this casino is unparalleled.

The casino also hosts French musicals, hits, and shows and as well as a jovial setting to its Café Croisette, dance floor, and all that is imaginable in living a high life.

5. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

If you wish to glimpse one of the finest works of French Gothic architecture, the Catholic Church of the mediaeval age is one of them. It is a pioneer of buildings endorsed with the unreal allure with its gigantic colourful rose windows, the theme of nature, sculptural decoration excess, and huge church bells.

It was the top-visited monument in Paris with 12 million tourists perennially before the 2019 fire and is still an opulent sight to witness from afar if not closely seen due to the renovation process. It is the holder of some very significant relics in Christendom.

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