Travel to France without any tourist traps: Here you will find the top 10 sights in France. Read which highlights and attractions you should not miss on your holiday in France!
Diverse France is a fantastic mix of stunning architecture, vibrant metropolises, secluded monasteries, paradisiacal beaches, high society, rugged mountain ranges, picturesque river valleys, haute couture, excellent wines and grandiose art - in short, you'll find just about everything your travel heart desires here.
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Palace of Versailles
The Baroque Palace of Versailles is considered one of the most beautiful European palaces and was once the seat of government of France. Versailles is the most visited palace in France. Since 1979, the magnificent palace and its equally magnificent park have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Saint Tropez on the Côte d'Azur is a place full of high-society clichés and chic-myths and became famous through the film industry. In the harbour of Saint Tropez, one pomp yacht rocks next to the next, and those who don't have a yacht must at least arrive in a luxury car.
Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower, the steel landmark of the French capital Paris, towers a good 300 metres above the rooftops of the city. Until 1930, it was even the tallest building in the world. Visitors have a magnificent view over Paris from three floors.
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Lyon Old Town
The picturesque old town of Lyon is considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance quarters in Europe and delights gourmets with the highest density of local restaurants in Europe. In 1998, UNESCO declared the old town of Lyon a World Heritage Site.
Each of the four districts has its own specialities, including one of the largest squares in France, picturesque courtyards called "traboules" and the Fête de Lumières, when over 200 sights are artfully illuminated.
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Louvre in Paris
The former royal palace Louvre is now the largest museum in the world. The glass pyramid built in the 1980s is one of the absolute highlights for tourists in Paris. The most famous work in the museum is the portrait of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Canal du Midi in Toulouse
The Canal du Midi in the south of France ("Canal of the South") is around 240 kilometres long and was once an important historical transport route. Its construction was an architectural masterpiece. In 1996, the Canal du Midi was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Mont St Michel
The famous monastery mountain Mont St. Michel is home to one of the most important medieval monasteries in the world. It is located on a steep rocky island near the coast of Normandy in the north of France. The monastery is considered one of the most important medieval buildings. Since 1979, the monastery hill with its bay has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Centre Pompidou in Paris
The Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris completes Paris's art gallery offering, together with the world-famous Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. The Centre Pompidou is dedicated to modern and contemporary art. 6 million people visit the museum every year.
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Nice Old Town
Vieux Nice, the "old Nice", is one of the most important sights of Nice. Winding alleys, high-end boutiques and wide squares with cosy cafés and restaurants make a stroll through Nice's old town a very special discovery tour.
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Cathédrale de la Major in Marseille
The Cathédrale de la Major in the old town of Marseille is actually called "Sainte Marie Majeure. It is considered one of the largest cathedrals built after the Middle Ages and is the seat of the Archbishop of Marseille. One of the largest domes in the world towers over its enormous interior.
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