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Appreciate Mediterranean beaches, Alpine skiing, fine wines and cheeses, and some of the world’s most celebrated cities in this Western European country.

Whether you’re a Francophile or simply a world traveler, enjoy France, a country with diverse appeal. Explore snow-covered mountains, relaxing beaches, sophisticated cities, wine regions, small mountaintop villages and quiet countryside.

Fly into Paris, the capital. The city earns its nickname, “the City of Light,” when evening lights of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral and bridges over the Seine River illuminate a magical walking tour. Visit famous art galleries, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie.

French wine regions are famous, some bearing names now recognized worldwide, including Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne. Stop at large wineries or small cellar doors to taste varied vintages and purchase new favorites.

Come to Marseille and the French Mediterranean shores for sunbathing, swimming and living the Riviera lifestyle. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at popular Côte d'Azur ports of Nice, Antibes and Saint-Tropez. Visit Cannes in May when celebrities attend the annual film festival. Menton, Bandol and smaller cities, including Cassis and La Ciotat, offer beaches and small cafés for relaxing getaways.

Vacation in the French Alps in summer to hike along trails with mountain wildflowers and valley views. In winter, ski some of the world’s most enjoyable high-altitude terrain. France has more than 200 individual ski mountains, with many ranges interlinked as cooperative resorts. Even if you don’t ski, ride the téléphérique up Mont Blanc for views of three countries.

Provence and the Luberon have many interesting “villages perchés,” perched villages built on small mountains. Visit the weekly markets across these regions for local fresh produce and colorful handicrafts.

In the north, imagine the beaches of Normandy filled with thousands of soldiers engaged in the marine assault against the Nazis, an important event of World War II. See the cemetery and monument memorializing American soldiers who lost their lives in Europe.

Make France an annual destination to visit all its diverse regions. In every city and village, enjoy the excellent cuisine France is noted for.

Popular cities in France

Eiffel Tower showing a sunset, a monument and heritage architecture
Known for Cafes, Museums and Culture


Reasons to visit

  • Eiffel Tower
    Eiffel Tower
  • La Machine du Moulin Rouge
    La Machine du Moulin Rouge
  • Notre-Dame
Vieux Port featuring boating and a marina
Known for Ports, Business and Cafes


Reasons to visit

  • Le Dôme
    Le Dôme
  • Borely Park
    Borely Park
  • Prado Beach
    Prado Beach
Opera House featuring a statue or sculpture and a square or plaza as well as a large group of people
Known for Walking, Historical Buildings and Business


Reasons to visit

  • Comedy Square
    Comedy Square
  • Montpellier Cathedral
    Montpellier Cathedral
  • Fabre Museum
    Fabre Museum
Nice showing street scenes, heritage architecture and signage
Known for Dining, Beaches and Shopping


Reasons to visit

  • Nice Etoile Shopping Center
    Nice Etoile Shopping Center
  • Place Massena
    Place Massena
  • Avenue Jean Medecin
    Avenue Jean Medecin
Jardin Public showing a park and a bridge
Known for Shopping, Tours and Business


Reasons to visit

  • St. Michael Basilica
    St. Michael Basilica
  • Cap Sciences
    Cap Sciences
  • Place de la Victoire
    Place de la Victoire
Notre Dame Basilica which includes a city
Known for Historical Buildings, Business and Museums


Reasons to visit

  • Bellecour Square
    Bellecour Square
  • Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
    Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
    Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Popular places to visit in France

Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower

Nothing says Paris like this landmark of iron latticework emblematic of the City of Light. 

Louvre Museum
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Louvre Museum

Home to the Mona Lisa, and instantly recognizable by its glass pyramid, this landmark has vast collections of well-known art from France and around the world. 

Disneyland® Paris
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Disneyland® Paris

Venture to Disney Village and Walt Disney Studios Park—just two of the top sights around Disneyland® Paris, a city also notable for its theme parks and entertainment.

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

An imposing monument at the center of a busy traffic intersection, the archway rises majestically above the city, with coveted city views.

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles

Venture to Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars—just two of the top sights around Palace of Versailles, a city also notable for its monuments and architecture.

Palais des Papes
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Palais des Papes

Built to house and protect France’s 14th-century popes, one of Europe’s largest Gothic palaces dominates Avignon’s skyline and cultural life.