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For over 20 years has been a popular tourist destination worldwide. These cities host some of the most valuable treasures in Europe. Cities with special status, long history, unique culture and extraordinary architecture, full of contrasts, colors and spots that will captivate the visitor. Philosophical movements, revolutions, and political ideologies have found fertile ground here and competent people to develop and affect people both in Europe and around the world. Already you will understand that we are talking about France. 

It is truly remarkable that many destinations should visit when planning a trip to France, but certainly the first station will not be different from Paris. The "City of Light, a leading destination for hopeless romantics, and not only home to perhaps the most striking sight in the country, the Eiffel Tower. Also home to many monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe, Arènes de Lutece, Assemblée Nationale, the Catacombs, Chateau de Versailles, Grand Arche de la Défense, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Pantheon, Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Sacré Coeur, Sainte Chapelle for which you will find detailed information and instructions in a special tribute to the sights of Paris. 

Many museums are also worth a visit and I quote the following: Le Musée de l'AP-HP, Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Carnavalet, Centre Georges Pompidou, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - La Villette, Cluny, Delacroix, Mémorial de la Shoah, Jacquemart-Andre Museum, Picasso Museum, Les Invalides, The Louvre, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Marmottan-Monet, Musée National de la Marine, Rodin Museum, Musée en Herbe. Manage your time properly. Need a minimum of 5 days to return only the museums of Paris for this clever plan your activities. 

Next destination Bordeaux Bordeaux, the city famous for its wines, the tradition of winemaking and traditional stone houses. Take a stroll on foot or by boat in Les Quais and enjoy the beautiful scenery, have fun in the noisy bars of La Victoire, or walk around the historical sites, shop in the beautiful shopping center, walk to Gambetta Square one of the richest areas the city and visit Quinconces Square (one of the largest squares in Europe) with beautiful statues and palm trees geometrically with the number 5 from which it takes its name tis.Sto Meriadeck is the administrative center of the city here will meet one of the largest libraries in Europe. Do not miss the Victory Arch vestige of Roman domination in the region. Finally, take a breath in the beautiful public gardens of the area. 

Next stop is Bourges with countless gardens, canals and the cathedral which is marked as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Lille is a modern, vibrant city with a nice shopping center and many cultural events. Visit La Vieille Bourse. Here you will find many small bookstores and flower shops. Walk to the Place du Général-de-Gaulle, better known as "Grand'place" and admire the historic homes that surround it such as the local newspaper La Voix du Nord. Admire Place Rihour with numerous restaurants and houses around and walk to the town hall or if you can afford to Porte de Paris. The Opera House and the Chamber of Commerce is a beautiful vrady.Kante a walk in the old town district known as Vieux Lille, and enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere, cobblestone streets, numerous designer shops, gourmet restaurants and modern Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille.Oi Rue de la Monnaie and Rue Esquermoise is well known streets of the city that certainly deserve your attention. 

A little further away from the city center you will find La Citadelle, an interesting example of defensive military architecture, built by the famous military architect Vauban. 

Interesting museums in the region is the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Museum of Natural History, the Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse and the Musée d'Art et d 'Industrie de Roubaix: La Piscine. 

H Lyons (Lyon), your next stop. Second largest city in France, with a long history since the Roman Empire to the Renaissance. Visit the Hospital Hôtel-Dieu (Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon), one of the oldest hospitals in operation in France, whose construction dates back to 1184. Take a stroll to the Basilica of Our Lady of Fouvier (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière), a registered trademark of the city of Lyon and architecturally inspired by the Basilica of the Holy Heart of Paris (Basilique du Sacré-Coeur). A short walk to the Cathedral Lyon (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon) will reward you with beautiful images. Here you can see the astronomical clock of the church dating from the 14th century. 

The largest port in the region are naturally Marseille. Stroll around the old port and buy fresh fish in the popular area. Climb up to the Notre Dame de la Garde church in which local fishermen blessing their boats (there are even today in the courtyard). Walk to the Musée des Docks romains, the ancient Phoenician-Roman port, and visit the Musée d'Archéologie méditerranéenne. Enjoy the ride and superb sea views walking in la Corniche and have a drink while admiring the sunset in Parc Borely.n 

Milestones in the journey you will also be to Nantes (Nantes), perhaps greener city in Europe and for many the best choice to live, Strasbourg (Strasbourg), known for its beautiful historical center and seat of many European institutes, and Toulouse (Toulouse) or else the "Pink City", a name which comes from the pink brick walls of houses. 

Note: The above information was updated at the time of issue of the article but can change without notice. Please confirm the accuracy of these before your trip.


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