France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, prestigious art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower.
1. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
One of the most recognizable landmarks in Paris, a roman catholic church, located at Montmartre hill, the highest point in Paris. This basilica is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus.
2. Pont Du Gard Bridge, Nime
It is a giant Ancient Roman bridge located in the city of Rome, in Southern France., across gardon river. The bridge has a length of 50 kilometers, built in the first century AD. It is also listed within UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
3. Arc De Triomphe, Paris
Arc De Triomphe is the most famous triumphal arch in Paris city. The construction of this monument was ordered by French emperor Napoleon in 1806 to honor the warriors those who fought with him in several wars.
4. Verdon Gorge Canyon, Alpes De Haute Provence
It is also known as ‘grand canyon of Europe,’ located in Alpes De Haute province in Southeastern France. This river canyon is about 25 kilometers in length and cliffs have a height of 700 meters.
5. Saint Michel, Normandy
It is one of the most recognizable landmarks and popular religious site in Europe, located on the island of Normandy. The island is best known for the abbey that occupies rocks in 1 km in diameter. The convent, church, and monastery located in the top section of Saint Michel. More than 3 million visitors every year, another world heritage site of France.
6. The Louvre, Paris
One of the largest Museum in the world, located in Paris. The impressive art collection of this museum makes it the most visited museum in the world. There are 35000 unknown objects, which includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, old paintings, and ancient sculptures.
7. Disneyland, Paris
Disneyland entertainment resort opened in central Paris in the year 1992. As of 2014, it has been visited more than 275 million times by the visitors, one of the most popular attractions in Paris. Disneyland covers an area of 4800 acres; it includes two theme parks, resorts, shopping, and entertainment sections.
8. Eiffel Tower, Paris
One of the most recognizable landmarks of Paris. It was opened in the year 1889 as an entrance arc to universal exposition or world’s fair. For the next 41 years, it stands as the tallest human-made structure in the world, has a height of 320 meters. The construction of the Eiffel tower started in 1887 and took two years for the completion. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, the French architect in the head of development of the Eiffel tower.