France Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 90%, France sits near the top of all European countries when it comes to having world class destinations in virtually every category rated by PlanetHop! With perhaps the greatest number of world famous icons, including the Eiffel Tower, Cannes Film Festival, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum and Omaha Beach, France is a must see destinations for all PlanetHoppers! There's also a whole other side of France that can be summed with a single word - wine. The Loire Valley is arguably the most famous wine region in the entire world and provides a stunning array of options, from tours of magnificent vineyards, beautiful country châteaus, to gourmet dining options. But not to be outdone, France also packs a wallop when it comes to historical and festival options, including the Palace of Versailles and Bastille Day. If all of this isn't already enough, there is the French Riviera, which provides the backdrop for one of Europe's premium beach side resorts, Monaco. Overall, you could spend an entire year exploring the wonders of this amazing country and still only scratch the surface.
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Join the rich and famous for France's Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious film festival in the world. The festival normally occurs in May and has been held each year since the mid-1940s. This is the proving ground for fi....
Imagine the pomp and circumstance of a by-gone era when you enter France's Palace of Versailles, a building that has provided the backdrop to centuries of political intrigue. Originally constructed as a pseudo country retreat fo....
Journey to the heart of Paris to view the Arc de Triomphe, one of the city's most famous and enduring symbols. Located at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, the massive traffic circle that most will recognize from TV a....
Sample the many local wines with a trip to France's Loire Valley, an area dubbed the Garden of France for its abundance of vineyards and orchards. If you're a fan of vino or even just an admirer of the beautiful (and romantic) F....
Climb to the top of Eiffel Tower and gain a commanding view over the city of Paris. Originally built for the 1890 World's Fair, the tower has now become one of the most recognizable landmarks in Europe and is ascended each year....
Imagine what it must have been like to step off the boat onto France's Omaha Beach in Normandy on that fateful morning in 1944 that will forever be known as D-day. Most have an image of the invasion directly from Spielberg's ep....
Say a "Hail Mary" as you enter the haloed portals of France's Cathedral of Notre Dame. As one of the most famous buildings in the world, the cathedral is somewhere between a museum and living relic, where worshipers come to exper....
Take a day to appreciate some of the world's most famous works of art at Paris' Louvre Museum, easily one of the world's most famous museums. The wonders of this place aren't reserved just for the artwork, which includes such no....
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