Visit France

France

Overview

With almost 82 million foreign tourists annually, France is the most visited country in the world.  Located in Western Europe it is the third largest European country and the single largest country in the European Union, of which it is a founding member. 


 
Some of the more popular cities to visit when in France include Paris (the capital), Lyon, and Marseille.

The national language, of course, is French. Parlez-vous français?

Sites to See

France is the most visited country in the world for a reason – there’s a lot to do there!  From stylish cities to relaxing resorts and ski sites, everyone can find an activity of interest when in France.

The most popular sites are located in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles.

Cuisine

The French are internationally renowned for their food, especially what is referred to as haute cuisine (i.e. fine dining).

The first edition of the infamous Michelin guide, in fact, was in part meant to help drivers find top eateries while touring France.

In general, cheese, butter and wine figure heavily in the French diet.

Famous People

There are far too many famous French people to list here, and even with space, where to begin?  There are more modern stars like Brigitte Bardot, historical figures such as Napoléon Bonaparte, literal saints like Joan of Arc or life-changers like Louis Pasteur, to name but a few.

Casinos in France

If you are interested in gambling, there are numerous French casinos that you can visit such as the classic Aviation Club de France in Paris, Le Lyon Vert Casino in Lyon, or the casino Ruhl in Nice.

 

Map of FRANCE

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.