Where is France? Located in Europe, renowned for its passionate diversity and revolutionary zeal, France covers nearly 640,427 square kilometers of land and boasts 3,374 square kilometers of coastline and water. The 43rd largest country in the world, shares its eastern and southern borders with eight countries, making it quite easy to find. France meets Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, and Belgium to its east, whereas its southern borders heartily embrace Spain, touching Andorra and the small country of Monaco. To the Southeast lie the Corsica Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, while the western border touches the Bay of Biscay. Travel to the north, across the gulf of the English Channel, and you will find England.
Although Netherlands and Austria do not share borders with France, they are close neighbors. The close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea allows France to enjoy hot summers and mild winters near the coastlines, whereas the rest of the country experiences cool winters and mild summers. Where is France in history? France was founded as a distinct and original nation in 943 AD, and is renowned for the role its populace has played during the defining movements and Ages of the Modern World and from Renaissance through the Enlightenment and to the Post-Enlightenment era. As a result, throughout its history, France has been a global center of modernity and has made significant contributions to modern philosophy, culture, science, and arts.
Consequently, France is imbued with tourist destinations. So, what are the important places to visit in France? Popular places to visit in France include:
Paris Of course… Paris! Dubbed as the Capital of Fashion, the City of Love, and Lights among others, Paris is known for its romantic ambiance, art and culture, and one of a kind entertainment and fashion trends. All of these are scattered around important landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and the finest museums (think Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre).
Marseille is a Major Mediterranean seaport off the southeast coast of France, Marseille boasts an idyllic climate, a plethora of distinguished cultural venues studded with intricate medieval architecture, and a series of small majestic inlets called the Calanques. The harbor bustles with waterfront cafes, bars, and shops.
Arles is the city of remote tranquility and arresting beauty, and home to the Roman Amphitheater and the custodian of various remnants of Gall-Roman structures including the Obelisk, the Church of Saint Trophime, Cryptoporticus, and the Classical Theatre.
When King Louis-Philippe undertook the decision of turning the palace into a museum, he took many steps to facilitate the transformation. The creation of The Carrosses museum (Coach museum) inside the royal stables was one of these steps, meant to make the place more interesting for visitors. One of the must-do things to do in The Carrosses Museum, is checking out the amazing collections and galle...
The Eiffel Tower is the most single and famous site in Paris. There's no competition for it, you can go anywhere in the world and show people a picture of it, so, they will definitely know that it is in Paris. The Eiffel tower is a must see if you’re visiting Paris. You can't miss the view on the top of the Eiffel tower no matter where you go in Paris because it's visible from the most parts of ...
Champ de Mars is one of the largest public places in Paris. Ling between the Eiffel Tower and the École Militaire, it is a very common venue for public events. Most people end up visiting this place just to see Eiffel Tower, but we strongly recommend that you focus on the beauty of Champ de Mars itself as well. Since its completion in the 17th century, this place has been home to many historic e...
Built in the 18th century on the orders of Napoleon III, the Pont de l’Alma is an arch bridge in western part of Paris crossing the Seine. The place was named to honor the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Russian army was defeated by the Franco British alliance in September 1854. Featuring the statue of a Zouave soldier, the Alma Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in Paris. Since the bridge was too narrow to accommodate traffic; it underwent complete reconstruction in early 1970’s. The four piers of the Alma Bridge were adorned with statues representing a regiment that fought during the Crimean war. However, only the statue of Zouave was preserved after the reconstruction. The other statues adorning the remaining three piers of the Alma Bridge – the Skirmisher, the Grenadier and the Artillery; were relocated to other places. The bridge is in close proximity of the Pont de l’Alma tunnel, where the princess of Wales, Diana and her friend Dodi Fayed were fatally injured in a car accident in August 1997. The Flame of Liberty towards the north end of the bridge has become an unofficial memorial to the beautiful princess.