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  2. 2. ABOUT PARIS • 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 inhabitants. • 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.
  3. 3. THE PLACE OF TOURISM IN PARIS • Loire Valley • Mont Saint-Michel • Côte d’Azur • Giverny • Versailles • Annecy, The Alps • Strasbourg • Provence • The Gorges du Verdon
  4. 4. LOIRE VALLEY • 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 country. • Beautiful landscapes and one of the most striking rivers in Europe the Loire Valley is a gentle but most definitely bourgeois paradise.
  5. 5. MONT SAINT-MICHEL • 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.
  6. 6. CÔTE D’AZUR • The Mediterranean coastline of southeast France is otherwise known as the French Riviera. • 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 France. • The Côte d’Azur is also famed for its stylish coastal cities.
  7. 7. GIVERNY • 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 Japanese bridge.
  8. 8. VERSAILLES • 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 manicured gardens.
  9. 9. ANNECY, THE ALPS • The French Alps are best known for its prestigious ski resorts. • 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 France.
  10. 10. STRASBOURG • 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.
  11. 11. PROVENCE • 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 country landscapes. • 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.
  12. 12. 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.
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