France, is a country that nearly every traveler has a relationship. While many dream of its joie de vivre, reflected in its numerous restaurants, scenic villages and its world-famous cuisine. In addition, many travelers come to discover the country’s great writers, artists and philosophers. Others come to walk in the footsteps of France’s great philosophers, writers and artists. Still others are attracted to the country’s geographic diversity, including beautiful long coastlines, impressive mountain ranges, and stunning vistas of farmland.
For over 20 years, France continues to be the world’s most popular tourist destination. During 2014, France had 83.7 million visitors, although these figures are heavily skewed by the number of people visiting the country for a weekend, especially to visit Disneyland Paris, which is Europe’s most popular visitor attraction. All of these people come to France for many reasons: its cities are home to some of the continent’s greatest treasures, its landscapes are prosperous and well-kept, and it offers dozens of great tourist attractions. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe, with areas as diverse as urban, sophisticated Paris, the sunny Côte d’Azur, the long beaches of the Atlantic, ski resorts of the French Alps, the châteaux of the Loire Valley, and the historian’s dream, Normandy.
France is a land of great emotions and turbulent politics, but also a place of rational thought and the treasures of the Enlightenment. Above all, it is famous for its cuisine, culture and history. Whatever you want from a vacation, you will find it in France.
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