France is the world’s leading tourist destination. Not only is it situated at the heart of western Europe, bordering on all the larger countries in the region – Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and – across the straits of Dover – the UK; it also has Europe’s second busiest airport – Paris Charles de Gaulle airport – and dozens more airports with international connections.
Its tourist attractions illustrate the history of the human race, from the prehistoric sites of Cro Magnon to the steel and glass of the Futuroscope; they include fine vestiges of all European civilisations, from the prehistoric megaliths of Carnac and the Roman remains of Provence, through medieval castles and cathedrals, to the splendours of Versailles, the nineteenth century Eiffel Tower, or the resolute modernity of the TGV.
In addition, France has the necessary tourism infrastructure to cope with its status as leading tourist destination – more hotels and campsites than any other country of Europe, probably more gites or holiday cottages, the best and most modern rail network in Europe, and a fine system of motorways linking all main towns and cities.
France is a beguiling place, bustling and cosmopolitan on one hand, calm and contemplative on the other. If you’re into fine dining, high-adrenaline sports, pristine beaches or historical masterpieces, you’ll find them all in your holidays in France. And, it’s guaranteed to be charmingly, quintessentially, uniquely French.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, there are countless reasons why so many people love visiting this diverse country. Along with the above, France is enjoyed and well-known for its cuisine and wine – freshly baked bread, delectable coq au vin, scallops cooked in butter and copious glasses of sauvignon blanc, it sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
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