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Things to Do in France

Want to know some of the standout things to do in France? Then have a look through our handpicked suggestions below...

1. The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Built in 1889 on the Champ de Mars (and a national icon ever since), the Eiffel Tower is one of the most instantly recognizable monuments in the world. Familiarity, however, doesn’t make this remarkable iron structure any less impressive in the flesh.

2. Chartres Cathedral, Chartres

Started back in the 12th century, and with huge spires and glorious stained-glass windows, Chartres Cathedral is as magnificent as it is ancient. It’s considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world.

3. The Palace of Versailles, Versailles/Paris

King Louis XIV’s impossibly grand residence is as much a symbol of the decadence of royalty as a building. Absolutely vast and surrounded by wonderful gardens, it's nevertheless a remarkable sight.

4. The Mont Saint-Michel, Avranches

Marooned just off the Normandy coast, the fortified island village (and monastery) of Saint-Michel dates back as far as the 6th and 7th centuries.

5. The Louvre, Paris

The Louvre is one of the most prestigious (and most visited) art galleries in the world. Amongst its countless masterpieces is perhaps the most famous work of art of all - the Mona Lisa.

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