France is a commendable destination both for the conscientious traveler and amateur tourist. Every little corner in France is worth visiting with its enviable beauty, cultured sophistication, infectious romance and refined architecture. To help plan your trip, below are some of the things you must see and do during your vacation in France:
Musee du Louvre
Even the main entrance to this world famous and most visited art museum is a work of art. The museum is built like a pyramid of glass with the riches of the most exquisite artistic legacy in the world housed within.
Centuries of transformation in the French social and political spheres has been absorbed by this magnificent museum which manages to showcase the vast beauty of the human mind – all under one roof and accessible to the common eye – appropriately becoming a powerful symbol of French finesse and sensitivity. Here you can marvel at treasures like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Code of Hammurabi, the Venus de Milo and Egyptian mummies.
The Eiffel Tower
The most visited site in the world, the Eiffel Tower was originally built to celebrate the centennial of The French Revolution. Gazing on this structure of melded metal on a gloomy morning you may not find anything attractive about it, but standing on the observation deck on a cloudless day the infinite panorama becomes an awesome sight.
A night time visit in your luxury car rental in Paris is even better when the millions of multi-colored lights start to flicker and come alive, reminding you why this is one of the most popular spots to visit on Earth. The Eiffel Tower is a potent French symbol that serves to commemorate, unite and stir up powerful emotions in all French citizens.
Louis XIV moved to the Versailles court in 1682 to live in grand style among great pieces of fine art. Today these treasures are there for all to see. The gilded royal apartments with their intimate cabinets, the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the breath taking enfilade of all the other rooms in the palace are masterpieces in their own right.
The palace with its meticulously manicured lawns and gardens conjure up scenes straight from fairy tales. Among one of the foremost attractions of France, this awe inspiring palace is a symbol of absolute monarchy and the finest example of French artistic creation.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
This former coronation cathedral of dazzling sculpted ornamentation is an outstanding blend of architectural artistry and royal history. The overall grandness of Notre-Dame de Rheims with its Gothic elements of remarkable balance, harmony, and unity is sure to make a lasting impression on you. The cathedral is on the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO together with the Rheims Cathedral and the Tau Palace.
Arenes de Nimes
This Roman amphitheater is the best preserved in the world and has been the dominating feature in the city of Nimes for almost 2,000 years. This testament to Roman engineering genius today is used as a venerable setting for numerous contemporary events such as popular concerts, two annual bull fights, congresses and much more. The arena is in close vicinity to the Pont du Gard and Orange that completes a feast of antiquity in the area.…