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    Dorcas Ebuara
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    France is one of the most popular tourist locations receiving nearly 82 million tourists yearly, with sophisticated culture, exquisite cuisine, fine wines, romantic chateaux, and picturesque countryside which draws foreigners from around the world.

    With numerous places to visit, I have highlighted 10 destinations for tourist attractions in France:

    Milau Bridge: This is a cable bridge that happens to be the tallest bridge in the world at 1100,25ft. Opening in 2004, the bridge is known as one of France’s greatest engineering fits and renowned for its wonderful design which was once considered impossible to achieve when its construction was announced.

    Pont du Gard: it is an old Roman bridge that crosses the river garden. Built in the first century AD and 160ft tall, it used by ancient Romans to carry water from Uzes commune of France to Nime. Used for the construction of this bridge are Yellow lime-stones, breeze blocks, and calcium deposits.

    The Louvre, Paris: It is a museum housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II. The museum contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 square meters (652,000 sq ft) dedicated to the permanent collection.

    Chateau De Chambord: This is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance. The construction of chateau De Chambord which was never completed started in 1519 and it took 28 years to get into today’s form. The entire manor house is surrounded by the largest forest park in the nation and was built for King Francois I as a hunting lodge. Within the Chateau are 440 rooms, 80 staircases, and 280 fireplaces. Today it is one of the popular tourist attractions and world heritage sites of France.

    Gorge du Verdon: located in Southeastern France, Verdon Gorge is a river canyon Carved by the Verdon River which has white-water rapids and cliffs. The gorge is a popular location for kayaking and hiking due to its close proximity to the French Riviera. Rock climbers also flock to the area. The rims of the river offer a magnificent view of surrounding places and this also attracts a large number of tourists.

    Mont Saint – Michel: This is a small tidal island located just after Costa Normandy. The island is best known for the abbey that occupies rocks 1 km in diameter. The abbey, church, and monastery located in the top section of Saint Michel. visitors know about the history and construction of this great monument during special activities.

    Palace of Versailles: The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. Today, the place is known for attracting tourists around the world and hosting several functions. Located outside the palace, Versailles is known for its hall of mirrors and beautiful gardens.

    Disneyland, Paris: Disneyland entertainment resort opened in central Paris in the year 1992, as at 2014 it has been visited more than 275 million times by visitors. There are 57 rides, 62 shops, 5800 hotel rooms, and 55463 employees in 500 different sections. The Disney village offers visitors a number of entertainment venues, restaurants, and shopping experiences. Furthermore, the Walt Disney studios within Disneyland of Paris showcase movie-based rides, behind the scenes of successful movies, and show business. Every cartoon lover, this is definitely for you.

    St Tropez: Saint-Tropez is a coastal town on the French Riviera, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. Long popular with artists, the town attracted the international “jet set” in the 1960s, and remains known for its beaches and nightlife. It is famous for its exclusive private beach clubs along the Pampelonne. However, there are many public beaches with excellent facilities.

    Eiffel Tower, Paris: constructed from 1887 to 1889, Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015. The tower is 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, the French architect in the head of the construction of the Eiffel tower. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels.

    France is a beautiful country, with nice and wonderful locations in its cities. Now that you know about these locations, make out time with friends to visit them.

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