What to visit in France
Created: 2019-08-19
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The palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is an example of architecture in France, one of the largest and most beautiful places in France, to visit:

Hall of MirrorsThe Hall of Mirrors, one of the most appealing attractions of the Palace of Versailles, is 73 m long and has 17 arched windows, each of which is embellished with 21 individual mirrors altogether, these reflective corridors radiate the light of 357 mirrors.Gardens of Versailles
The garden of Versailles is a huge garden a great place to take a walk, it offers a breathtaking view to say the least that, towards the bottom, embraces pools with fountains. Grand Apartment
The Grand Apartment of King Louis XIV, otherwise known as the Apartment of the Planets, was so named because each of the seven salons inside the apartment bears the painting of a planet.

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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the seven wonders of the world and is the most famous monument of France, symbol of the city. The Eiffel Tower, with its 312 meters high, when it was built, was a unique building of its kind one of the first examples of skyscraper.The Eiffel Tower was dictated by the desire to create a monument to commemorate the 100 years of the French Revolution.

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The Arc de Tiomphe

The "Arc de Triomphe" is located at the beginning of the avenue of the "Champs-Elysees", in the center of the "Place de l'Etoile" in Paris. Inside the walls are engraved the names of the 558 French generals, some of which are underlined to indicate those who died in battle. At the base of each column there is an allegorical sculpture that is: "The triumph of 1810" resistance and peace.

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Louvre Museum

One of the most important museums in the world, namely the Louvre Museum. It is a huge building located in the ancient fortress of Filippo Augusto, and boasts over 35 thousand works of art and statues on display: it is so large that it is impossible to visit it all in one day. The cost of the ticket is convenient and children enter for free. Among the works exhibited are the famous Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci, the Venus of Milo.

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Valley and castles of the Loire

Near the Loire, there are interesting castles and royal palaces. Visiting these Renaissance buildings will be a unique experience you can take guided tours, which are absolutely recommended because they will allow you to learn about the history behind each individual building. It is also possible to rent a boat for a visit along the river or a bicycle to travel the valley. Shows and events take place in the castles, ask the tourist offices to find out information on the kermesse on each date.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral

It is a beautiful Gothic church, which has become one of the biggest attractions in France. This cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it is precisely here that Joan of Arc was beatified. Although it was repeatedly bombed during the French Revolution and World War II, the Cathedral is still standing today.

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Riviera and the port of Marseille

The presence of the sea and beautiful buildings characterize Marseille and transform this place into a beautiful tourist center, the most popular among visitors to the French Riviera, in the south of the country. Palaces, churches, museums and beautiful beaches characterize the area. Not to be missed is the beautiful Cathedral of Marseille, one of the symbolic places of the place.

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Mont Saint-Michel

It is a small island with a sanctuary which is one of the most visited places in France. Connected only by a small road, the islet maintains the same appearance it had in medieval times, characterized by the fact that when the tide rises the road that connects the islet to the mainland is completely under water.

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The Opéra Garnier

The Opéra Garnier a theater commissioned by Napoleon III, created by Charles Garnier, a young architect made famous throughout the world by Gaston Leroux and his Phantom of the Opera. Symbol of the Ville Lumière, it is the only theater in the world that is, at the same time, a place of art and creation and a monument rich in history.

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The Sacred Heart 

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, which dominates all of Paris from its white dome, is located right in the Montmartre district and is one of the most visited and popular monuments in the French capital. The Sacred Heart immediately brings to mind the old Paris, that of painters, cabarets and literary cafes.

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The Orsay Museum

The Orsay Museum is for those who love impressionist and post-impressionist painting. The museum, which is located in the center of Paris on the left bank of the Seine. The structure of the Musée d'Orsay, however, does not originate as a museum but as a railway station. there are only paintings, sculptures and other works but there is also the possibility of attending various events that represent and fit into the historical period of the work

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La Sainte Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle was built in the second half of the 13th century. With a magnificent set of fifteen windows and a large rose window, the Sainte-Chapelle is a jewel of Gothic art. The large windows are 15 meters high, in addition to the sumptuous windows, the Sainte-Chapelle is decorated with wonderful mural paintings and elegant sculptures.

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The Pompidou Center

In the heart of the Beaubourg, there is a tangle of colored tubes and sparkling crystal: it is the Center Pompidou that shows its skeleton. Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the Center Pompidou is a museum of modern and contemporary art, research center. and public library. In addition to concerts, there are also contemporary exhibitions.

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Moulin Rouge

At the foot of Montmartre there is a mill that from 1889 embodies the myth of the most transgressive and libertine Paris: the legendary Moulin Rouge. Inside you will find a riot of can-can dancers, colorful garters and flowing Champagne: but it's also great from the outside, and a selfie in front of its red facade is absolutely ritual.

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés

In the heart of the district stands the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, in the square of the same name, the only remaining building of the immense Benedictine abbey which, since the sixth century, occupied most of the district's territory.
A few steps from the church is one of the squares considered (rightly) the most fascinating of the city, place de Furstenberg: a refined location that, thanks to its characteristic candelabra lamps.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés

The Marais, the neighborhood of the beautiful Place des Vosges, located in the Right Bank of the Seine, is the trendiest in all of Paris. It was once an area inhabited mainly by Jews. It is a neighborhood rich in history, and the attractions worthy of note are many:

Place des Vosges
It is the oldest square in the city, and the first royal square in Paris, built by Henry IV of France. The four buildings that surround it are identical, and in the middle of the square there is a garden where you can admire an equestrian statue dedicated to Louis XIII.

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Victor Hugo's house
House-museum dedicated to the famous writer, where Hugo wrote his masterpieces. Located in the Place des Vosges, it is housed in the elegant Rohan-Guéménée building.

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Tower of St-Jacques

The Tower of Saint-Jacques represents another interesting monument of Paris. 52 meters high and characterized by an intricate architecture, this Gothic-style building was initially an integral part of a church whose patron saint was particularly revered by the butchers of the ancient market of Les Halles.

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