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25 August Friday

9 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN FRANCE

France is spread out through the English Channel and the North Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Rhine River to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The population of the country is 65 million, and the country visited by more than 82 million tourists every year. When we think of France, Paris comes to mind first but France is much more than that. 32 different locations throughout 427 cities are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the second largest economy after Germany in Europe and with its deep-rooted history, magnificent architecture and cuisine, it is a place that must be visited and experienced.   Before you visit France you must take a look at our list of “Places to See in France”.

Marseilles

Marseilles, one of the oldest cities in Europe and located in the south-east of France, has a magnificent history. The city, which you will often encounter medieval and ancient Roman architecture, offers a magnificent view. Marseilles, which is an old port is sunny for 300 days. If you go to Marseilles, do not forget to visit Cathédrale de la Major. It also goes without saying that the crime rate is a little high in this town. We recommend that you be careful with your valuables.

Toulon

Toulon, located on the Mediterranean coast of France, is the third largest city in the region. The city has an important position in terms of winery and fishery. Toulon, an important base for the French navy was also used by the Ottoman navy at the time. The city, which has a mild climate, has a magnificent harbor line.

Nantes

Nantes, the French city called referred to as the Metropolitan of Western France, has the title of being the European Green Capital. It looks like a town, but it has a serious urbanization potential. You can sit in the sweet cafes between the streets and visit the botanical garden.

Paris

Having reached 45 million visitors a year, Paris is one of the most popular cities in France. There are dozens of places to visit, including the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur Basilica, the Champs Elysees, the Pompidou Center, the Pantheon, the Sainthe Chapelle and the Orsay Museum. If you are going to France you should  spare 3-4 days for Paris.  In addition to these historic and beautiful places, we recommend you visit Disneyland.

Lille

Located on the Belgian border, Lille is famous for its Flemish architecture and bell towers. The Lille Cathedral, the Hospice Comtesse Museum, the Palais des Beaux - Arts de Lille are among the places to visit.

Arles

When you visit Arles in southern France you will feel like you are in the Middle Ages. Arles is often remembered with Van Gogh. Because Van Gogh lived here for some time. If you are ever in Arles, you should definitely see the Saint Trophime Church in the city center.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux has a history dating back to 300 BC. Celtic tribes had identified this area as their settlement. This is why it was called the 'City of Celtics'. Miroir d’eau is among the places that must be visited. In addition to this, the Stock Exchange Square, the Grand Bordeaux Theater, the Bordeaux Cathedral must be seen. The Bordeaux cuisine must also be tasted. It has unique flavors and is famous for its Bordeaux wines.

Strasbourg

If you are going to Strasbourg, this must during Christmas time. Because the exquisite view of the streets will captivate you. In addition, Strasbourg is on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and has magnificent architecture. Amongst the places to see, we highly recommend the Gothic cathedral and the astrological clock.

Lyon

Lyon, which is located in the Rhone-Alpes region between Marseilles and Paris, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The area which has narrow streets have a wonderful palate. Therefore we suggest you experience culinary culture. In addition to this, Vieuz Lyon, the Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica, Musee des Beaux Arts de Lyon are among the places to be visited.

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