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When you need to encounter European culture, fine feasting, world-class wines, an energizing nightlife and sluggish days on the shoreline, France is the place to go. It is the second largest country in European Union and third largest in the European continent (Russia and Ukraine being the first two). Like several western European countries, France is among the most visited. The country is jammed with mind-boggling destinations to discover, from Lille in north to the luxurious French Rivera on the Mediterranean coast.

Paris

It is not being called the city of lights for just any reason. “Paris” is always a good idea, says Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 motion picture, Sabrina. According to several leading travel and tourism guide books, the most visited place in Paris is Eiffel Tower and Disneyland Paris. At the same time, the extremely popular church building of Notre Dame is well liked with both new and veteran guests to this city of lights.

Cities on the Côte d’Azur

The Côte d’Azur, Coast of Azure, often known in English as the French Riviera includes beautiful cities and local villages that offer both high end and economically lodging. The Riviera is made up of two departments, the Alpes-Maritimes in the east, and the Var in the west. Some of the beautiful towns in French Riviera include Cannes, Menton, Nice, Peillon, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes and Vence among others.

Versailles

Château de Versailles, also called Palace of Versailles is an imperial residence in the Île-de-France district of France. While the country is no longer being governed by the royalty, the palace still exists in all its glory and is open to the public. It’s a grand demonstration of the richness of French eminence- and in addition an image of the inequality that induced the French revolution.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is so well known for its fantastic wines and is therefore, the perfect place if you are looking to indulge in a delightful wine education and tasting experience. Bordeaux is located in the Aquitaine district, in southwestern France, and the city is packed full of bars à vin, particularly Rue du Parlement Saint-Pierre where you can find yourself surrounded by places to enjoy the diverse assortments of this national drink. But wine isn’t the only thing it is famous for. There are also plenty of must-try foods that will delight your tastebuds and pair fantastically with your wines.

Strasbourg

Being the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France, this place is also the official seat of the European Parliament. The city is an easy two-hour ride from downtown Paris.  Since it is closed to the German border, the Christmas market is among the most traditional ones. The city has several attractions like Strasbourg cathedral, Barrage Vauban and several churches and museums. The city’s unique position at the crossroads of France and Germany, brings the best worlds to the table. There are innumerable reasons to visit this country. The country shares border with eight different nations, which means it’s even easier for the tourists to pop over.