Destinations - France
France is the most visited country in the world. It has everything one could want in traveling: a great cosmopolitan city, fabulous beaches, tons of history, fantastic museums, magnificent monuments, great food and wonderful people. France is a tourist friendly country with tons of cafes, restaurants, and bars to choose from. Savor art and culture in the capital on the River Seine, see the glorious past at Versailles, ski the Alps, or swim in the sparkling Mediterranean.
Paris has always attracted visitors from all over the world as there is something to see and do for everyone! In Paris, one of the world's most exciting cities, you can climb the Eiffel Tower, explore the broad boulevards and magnificent monuments, or relax in the outdoor cafés. The best way to discover Paris is by foot. Soak up the personality of each of Paris' neighborhoods (Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements or neighborhoods). There are also many day trips you can take from Paris, including the Chateau de Versailles and Disneyland. Theatre has always occupied a large part of Parisian culture, perhaps visit the theatre, opera or ballet while you are here! Paris was also the venue for the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups.
Sights to see in Paris: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf Pantheon, Montmatre, Sacre-Coeur, Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Chateau de Versailles, Champs-Elysees, Montparnasse, Quartier Latin, Jardin du Luxemburg, Le Marais, Centre Pompidou, Opera National de Paris and much more!
For more information about Paris see the Paris Tourist Office site.
Perpignan, one of the sunniest places in France, especially during winter, is located near the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France and is only about 30kms from Spain. It is a city that retains a distinct Spanish flavor as it was once the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca and later Catalonias, second-largest city after Barcelona. This area has been fought over for hundreds of years, switching hands multiple times. Following a visit in 1963, the Catalan (Spain) surrealist artist Salvador Dalí declared the city's railway station the centre of the Universe, saying that he always got his best ideas sitting in the waiting room. He followed that up some years later by declaring that the Iberian Peninsula rotated precisely at Perpignan station 132 million years ago - an event the artist invoked in his 1983 painting Topological Abduction of Europe - Homage to Rene Thom. Above the station is a monument in Dali's honour and across the surface of one of the main platforms is painted, in big letters, “perpignan centre du monde” (French for "perpignan centre of the world"). Perpignan is undoubtedly one of the most important centres of Catalan culture, Roman and Mediterranean, rich in language, traditions, and artistic expressions.
Sights to see in Perpignan: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Palace of Kings Majorca, Perpignan Rail Station, Chateau de Salses, Le Castillet, Eglise Saint Jacques, Maison de la Catalanite, Casa Pairal Museum, Place de la Loge, Hôtel de Ville, The Crusader Trail-Cathar Castles Walk and much more!
Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It is blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, attracting visitors from around the world. The deep blue waters of the Cote d’Azur are the dramatic backdrop for elegant Nice. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you stroll the waterfront promenade, or get an eagle eye of the whole city from atop Castle Hill. The pedestrians-only Place Rossetti is the heart of the city, with a grand fountain, vibrant buildings, and the beautiful Sainte-Réparate cathedral, giving Nice a provincial French feel.
Sights to see in Nice: Promenade des Anglais, Cours Saleya Flower Market, Matisse Museum, Vieux Nice (Old Nice), Le Chateau, Rue de France Pedestrian Zone, Russian Cathedral, Nice Archaeology Museum and Roman Ruins, Nice Port, Picasso Museum, Beaches of Nice, Monte Carlo and much more!