France, located in western Europe, has a vast history over many centuries. It encompasses medieval cities, Mediterranean beaches and alpine villages. Paris is France's iconic capital and is renowned for iconic monuments including the Eiffel Tower. France has an abundance of fashion houses and classical art museums including the Louvre. It is famous for wines and sophisticated cuisine. France's rich history includes the ancient cave drawings by Lascaux, Lyon’s Roman theatre and the vast Palace of Versailles.
France is at often considered to be at the centre of art, science, and philosophy. It is fourth in terms of the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which assists in the country receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
As the world’s most visited country, it is the leading light in our planet’s culture, performing arts and gastronomy. It has given the world the idea of “liberty, equality and justice” along with several other cultural imports. The list of reasons to visit France is infinite.