• Paris is the capital and most populous city of France.
• Paris has a population of about 2,230,000, and its metropolitan area is one of
the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million
• It is situated on the river Seine, in the northern central part of the country, at
the heart of the Île-de-France region, an oval in shape about 87 square
kilometres in area and surrounded by an orbital motorway.
• Considered as green and highly liveable, the city and its region are the
world's leading tourism destination.
THE PLACE OF TOURISM IN PARIS
• Loire Valley
• Mont Saint-Michel
• Côte d’Azur
• Annecy, The Alps
• The Gorges du Verdon
• Known as the garden of France.
• The valley spans over 280 km and is
located in the beautiful middle stretch of the
Loire River in central France.
• It’s filled with culturally and historically
important architecture which has earned it a
world heritage site status.
• One of the most visited places in the
• Beautiful landscapes and one of the most
striking rivers in Europe the Loire Valley is a
gentle but most definitely bourgeois
• France’s best-loved landmark, Mont St-Michel is rocky, peaked island
connected by a causeway to northwest France.
• The island is accessible at all times except when the tide is very high.
• Filled with history and lush green landscapes expect to see dry-stone
farmhouses, chalk-white cliffs, half-timbered buildings and many other fine
examples of picturesque architecture.
• The historically important site of the Normandy Landing beaches and the
famous Bayeux tapestry is also located here.
• The Mediterranean coastline of southeast France is otherwise known as the
• Although expensive and over-developed to some, with its miles of gorgeous
coastline and azure waters it’s still one of the most beautiful places to visit in
• The Côte d’Azur is also famed for its stylish coastal cities.
• Giverny is a riverside rural idyll located on the borders of Normandy.
• The small village was once Claude Monet’s cherished country retreat.
• Photogenic country gardens.
• Planted by Monet himself, the walled water garden features white and purple
wisterias, water lilies, weeping willows, bamboo and the iconic green
• A wealthy suburb of Paris, Versailles is an
important administrative centre and a
proud tourist attraction in its own right.
• It’s most famous for its chateau – the grand
and ornate Palace of Versailles.
• Both the beautifully preserved palace and
ANNECY, THE ALPS
• The French Alps are best known for its prestigious ski
• One of the most attractive is Annecy which has a
medieval picture-postcard quality.
• With its canals and backdrop of snowy mountains,
Annecy is easily one of the most photogenic towns in
• Located right on the border of Germany and France.
• This heritage city has distinct characteristics of both countries.
• Famous for its riverfront half-timbered houses, beautiful gothic cathedral and
fondness for flowers.
• It also makes a great base for those wishing to visit the nearby Black Forest
or the River Rhine.
• Although this region encompasses other places on this list, the Provence
countryside deserves a mention of its own.
• It has a very diverse geography but Provence is best known for its irresistible
• Long lazy days and alfresco lunches await in this rural chic paradise.
• Include a trip to the impossibly picturesque villages of Baux-de-Provence and
St. Rémy and also the spectacular walled city of Avignon.
THE GORGES DU VERDON
• Bright turquoise green waters, outstanding scenery and an
abundance of wildlife.
• Easily accessible from the French Riviera, the national park is a
great spot to climb, hike, kayak or just go for a scenic.