Tourism in France
For the longest time, France, the city of romance, has been the world’s most desired tourist destination. On average, it receives over 82 million foreign tourists each year. That’s almost five times the population of the state of New York in 2012. France’s tourism is so high because it is what people consider the total package, offering: rich historic locations, a wonderful climate, and offers varying cultures for tourists to experience.
One of the most promising aspects of France is their sense of historic value. Being one of the most well-known European countries in the world (France has been heavily invested in the history of the world), they have kept many of the famous and historic structures recognizable from an academic history book. This includes structures like the Chartres Cathedral, Palais des Papes, Chateau de Chambord, and the Palace of Versailles. Of course, we can’t forget about the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris, Musee d’Orsay, or the Eiffel Tower, which are all located in the city of Paris.
Besides these breathtaking attractions, France boasts one of the most praised countryside and natural attractions in the world. More often than not, this is referring to the French Riviera , Corsica Island, and the Alps and the Pyrenees mountain chains where you can find a long list of winter activities\sports to keep yourself occupied. However, there are other natural phenomenons such as the Gorge du Verdon, a 25 kilometer long canyon rising up over 2,000 feet from the Verdon River below it. Watersports such as rafting, sailing and water-skiing are offer in areas such as this.
And then there is the rich sense of culture one can immerse their selves in while visiting France. France is a melting pot of unique customs and foods and wines, which are among the most famous in the entire world. You can find hundreds of new and exciting experiences and tastes in France. This in itself—the prospect of something new—is often alluring enough to ensnare foreigners into visiting.
Of course, there are hundreds of other reasons one might decide to visit the beautiful country of France. These are but a few reasons that explain why tourism in France is so popular, and why it continues to grow as time goes on. And as the city gains more to offer, you can be sure that more will eagerly come to take it.