France – the landscape beauty of which is undeniable. From spectacular mountain ranges to rocky coastlines, regional parks to great forests, vineyards to castles & churches. It also homes the world famous The Eiffel Tower. These & other reasons inspire nearly 85 million travelers to make this country one of the world’s most popular destinations.
One cannot think about France & not think about the beautiful cities, out of which the capital city Paris, La Ville lumière is full of world class museums, monuments, fashion houses and other attractions, most notably the Eiffel Tower. It is the most iconic monument of France. But France is much more beyond just Paris. It’s a wonderful country with plenty to offer.
Come! Discover some of these gorgeous cities of France.
This beautiful city of Versailles is a short train ride from downtown Paris. It is famous for its Grand place, The Château de Versailles which is in the Île-de-France region of France. While the Château itself is stunningly opulent, the local city is equally quaint.
Commanding a strategic spot at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, Lyon has been luring people ever since the Romans times. Being commercial, industrial and banking powerhouse for the past 500 years, it is France’s third largest city, and offers today’s urban explorers a wealth of enticing experiences.
A visit to Lyon is not to be missed for great fashion, shopping and unbelievable restaurants that serve amazing delicacies. Beyond food, Lyon offers museums, a gorgeous annual light festival, churches, Roman ruins and fantastic shopping.
This cosmopolitan city is located right between Germany and France. It is the perfect blend to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future; it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style. Tear your gaze away from that mesmerizing Gothic cathedral for just a minute and you’ll be roaming the old town’s twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses. Strasbourg has a real international feel since serves as the headquarters for the European Parliament. The city is an easy two-hour train ride from downtown Paris.
France, also known as L’Hexagone never disappoints its tourists. With its rich culture, scenic beauty, splendid cities each with its own historical and cultural background, it has something to offer to everyone. However, to make the most of your visit to this mesmerizing country, you ought to be equipped with “la langue française” – the French language to gel well with the natives. Learning the melodious language of one of the most beautiful places on Earth is surely an enriching experience in itself! The list is not over, it’s just a beginning. We will be having more insight about France & it’s enriching cities in our next blog. Keep reading!!!