France is located in Western Europe. Paris is not only the capital and largest city of France but also main cultural and commercial centre. France is host to third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. France is a country that is on the travel wish list of almost every traveller and has been one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations for quite some time.
Though France has several cities of interest to travellers, below mentioned are few popular ones.
- Bordeaux – A port city that is hub of the famed wine growing region.
- Bourges – A city almost exactly in the center of France, known for it’s rich architectural heritage.
- Lille – Nestled close to the Belgium border the city is home to two of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Lyon – Lyon is the archetype of the heritage city, as recognized by UNESCO.
- Marseille – Is a port city and the economic hub of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. The city has a complex History and is one of the oldest city in France.
- Nantes – Nantes is a city on the Loire River, renowned for being a rich, lively and innovative city.
- Paris – An instantly recognizable capital that is host to numerous land mark such as Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Strasbourg – It is famous for its beautiful historical center – the Grande Île – which was the first city center to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site bu UNESCO.
- Toulouse – Toulouse is a modern city, home to the European aerospace industry.It is a city with rich heritage.
France is a member of Schengen Agreement. All visitors irrespective of their nationality must have a passport which has at least 3 months’ validity. Schengen Visa is one special kind of tourist visa that enables either transit through or an intended stay within the territory of the Schengen Member States for the duration of maximum 90 days (short stay) within a 180-day period.
Roissy – Charles de Gaulle is the main international Airport and port of entry to majority of visitors flying to Paris, France. International and domestic flights are scheduled in and out of Charles de Gaulle, however; a lot of domestic flights and few internal European flights fly in and out of Orly, the second Airport of Paris.
You may also sail between United Kingdom and France as the route is served by various services.
Train is another convenient means to travel to and from various European countries.