France. It’s the land of cordon bleu cookery, fine wine, classical art, and iconic landmarks. With so much going on, it can be a challenge deciding what to do and see. So we’ve put together a list of the top 7 wonders of France.
France played a large role in the world wars, particularly WW2, which is why it’s the focus of so many war-centered tours.
Normandy features in most WW2 tours as one of the top places of interest from World War 2. The landing beaches of Normandy are the main attraction on most of these tours and are well worth the visit.
Gorges du Verdon
France has several natural wonders, and the Gorges du Verdon is arguably the most popular of these.
It’s the deepest gorge in France and attracts many adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. When you’re not kayaking, rock climbing, or hiking, stop for a moment to appreciate the breathtaking views.
The Eiffel Tower
Every nation has at least one famous structure. Rome has the Colosseum. France has the Eiffel Tower. No matter where you’re from, you’ve probably heard of this giant metal beast.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is an architectural marvel that has delighted visitors worldwide since 1889. This imposing wrought-iron lattice tower with its distinctive triangular shape was designed as a symbol of French industrial prowess.
Salins d’Aigues-Mortes salt flats produce over 300,000 tons of salt per year. But while that’s impressive, it’s not what makes them attractive to visitors.
It’s the local pink lakes that lure visitors from far and wide. If you’re not delighted enough, you can sometimes spot flamingoes in the area, too!
Fortified City of Aigues-Mortes
Once you’ve had your fill of all things pink, head to the neighboring fortified city of Aigues-Mortes. Built in the 13th century, it was originally a departure point for the Crusades.
You can still see this medieval city today, with its sturdy walls and cylindrical towers. This treasured French monument has guided tours available.
The Louvre is, like the Eiffel Tower, an iconic landmark that attracts millions of international visitors.
The site of some of the world’s oldest and most beautiful artworks, this museum and gallery even has its pyramid and sphinx! With so much to charm the senses, no wonder the Mona Lisa calls the Louvre home.
Mer De Glace
France doesn’t just have lovely beach towns like Sainte- Maxime, it also has glaciers. So, if fun in the sun isn’t for you, how about a glacial adventure? You can walk through icy corridors carved into the heart of a glacier, at Mer de Glace.
The name means ‘Sea of Ice’ and it’s one of the longest glaciers in the French Alps. Although the area boasts other adventurous activities, walking through a glacier is hard to top and a definite contender for anyone’s bucket list!