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France Tourist Attractions You Should Visit

Want to visit France? Beyond the Paris and France tourist attractions you are already familiar with, such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Paris, or the Château de Versailles, France is full of tourist attractions through its beautiful regions. Here is a short list.

1 – Futuroscope

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Located in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou and in Jaunay-Clan, in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Futuroscope, with 1.9 million visitors per year, is a leisure park that offers scientific and technology-based attractions. Due to the diversity of the different ones, they are accessible to both adults and children.
You can experience sensorial attractions with realistic special effects, such as 3D and 4D (Ice Age attraction for instance) simulators, or get your adrenaline pumped up in training centers such as the Arena Fun Experiences, where you will test sports like the Flying Ball, and where you will experience sensational slides. More information here.


2 – The Castle of Chenonceau (Château de Chenonceau)

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Among France tourist attractions, we can obviously find the Château de Chenonceau, one of the Loire castles. It is THE castle which can’t be missed during your visit of the valley of the Loire. It is the second most visited castle in France, after the Château de Versailles. Built in 1513, it is an emblematic castle which has known many personalities, like Catherine de Medicis. At ParisByM, we have designed a package “Loire Valley”, where the visit of this castle is included. More information about the castle here and about the package here.


3 – Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery (Omaha Beach)

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Each year, the Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery attracts numerous visitors who pay tribute to the graves of 9,387 US soldiers dead during Operation Overlord during the Normandy landings of June 6, 1944.

The cemetery is on the edge of Omaha Beach, there is a chapel, a garden, and you can attend the American Flag Descent and Folding ceremony, which takes place every day.
We have created for you a special itinerary American D-Day Tour here. More information here.

4 – The Mont-Saint-Michel

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Who has never wanted to visit the Mont Saint Michel? This rock detached from the mainland facing the English Channel is above all a village, on which thrills the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, overhanging a huge bay, which offers you a magnificent view. It is a must, and it is only 2 hours from the landing beaches in Normandy ! You can plan your visit checking information here.


5 – Top 1 France tourist attractions in winter/spring: ski resorts in the Alps!

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If you are visiting France from December to May, it is essential that you go skiing on the Mont Blanc massif, where a wide choice of resorts is possible: Chamonix, Brévent, Les Houches, Planard … According to if you want skiing at altitude or in valley. A great opportunity to discover the French Alps. More information here.




6 – Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorge)

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Located between the Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Gorges du Verdon are part of the natural beauty of France. The turquoise color of the Verdon river will not leave you indifferent, and for the sportsmen and sportswomen, a little walk will make you discover the detail of these magnificent landscapes .. Learn more here.



7 – Provence: Arles

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Provence is one of the most visited regions of France. Aix-En-Provence, Avignon, the famous village of Baux-de-Provence, they all are a must see, but the Roman heritage of this region is not to be overlooked: come and visit Arles, the magnificent Roman city remains with its amphitheater, its ancient theater, the thermal baths of Constantin (les thermes de Constantin), or the cryptoportica. History lovers, the information is here.




We hope our France tourist attractions will help you to prepare your visit!


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The Camargue is a natural region in the South of Provence, between the Mediterranean and the Rhône delta.

camargue, provenceThe Camargue houses the Natural Park of the Camargue (a UNESCO site) and hundreds of different species of plants, flowers, trees and animals, like the famous birds or Camargue horses. In this unique wetland, you can experience nature in its purest form – by foot, by bike or by car – and you can see some landscapes which you cannot find anywhere else, such as brine lagoons.

Close to Park, you can find the small village of Aigues Mortes, a  fortified city from where Louis IX started his crusades: there, you will see both medieval sights and modern structures, built to deal with floods and water.

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Arles is a city in the south part of Provence which is mainly famous for the Roman and Romanesque monuments and sights spread around the town.

provence, arlesMost of the sight are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The most important among them is the Roman Arena, inspired by the Colosseum: it has two tiers of arches and it has been recently used also for nonviolent bullfights. Another important sight is the Gallo-Roman theatre, where plays, orations and pantomimes were held.

Besides, you can visit the church of Saint Trophime, a Roman Catholic building with Romanesque architecture: there, you can admire decorated columns, Last Judgement’s sculptures and even a cloister. In the city centre, you can relax in Republic Square and, if you are interested, you can visit some important museums, such as the ancient history museum of Arles.

arles, provenceThe city is famous also for the heritage left by Van Gogh: he lived there one year and produced over 300 paintings: around the city, you can see many of the landscapes and sights he used as subjects for his paintings – the starry night, the yellow house, the river, the arena, the café at night and so on – and you can learn about his life and his style at the amazing Foundation Van Gogh.