For more than two decades, France has reigned as the world’s most popular tourist destination, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annual. People from all over the world are drawn to France’s sophisticated culture, dazzling landmarks, exquisite cuisine, fine wines, romantic chateaux and picturesque countryside.
Located in the central region of Ile-de-France is the capital city, Paris, known for its world famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris is a compact city overflowing with museums, art galleries, boutiques and attractive cafes and bars.
Exploring the outer regions of France is a must-do to experience the country’s best treasures. For example, a trip to Carcassonne offers strolls through a walled medieval city while an excursion to the Verdon Gorge offers outdoor adventures like rock climbing, kayaking and rafting. The Chamonix Valley presents breathtaking views of the Alps. The French Riviera offers swimming and sunbathing on beautiful, upscale beaches while the Atlantic coast and the island of Corsica also offer some excellent beaches. The beautiful Loire Valley is favored for its many beautiful French chateaux.