France, Not Just For Lovers

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Traveling to France can the fulfillment of a life long dream for many tourists, but what’s a foreigner to do when they get there? The myriad of tourist attractions and cultural events can make narrowing down your options into your vacation time frame difficult.

Paris Eiffel Tower

Paris Eiffel Tower

Very Paris

A must see for the tourist visiting Paris is of course the Eiffel Tower.  It was completed in 1889 and was once a hated sight for most Parisians but now serves as a symbol of french civic pride. The Musee du Louvre houses the famous Mona Lisa portrait painted by Leonado da Vinci and is a staple on any tourists itinerary.  The Musee d’ Orsey is interestingly located in a former railroad station and hosts impressionistic art.  The Notre Dame Cathadral is a gothic masterpiece of architecture located in the heart of the city and should not be skipped.  The Luxemborg Gardens were once only open to French royalty and are a delight for nature lovers.  Sainte Chapelle is a thirteenth century church that hosts classical music concerts as well as the Opera Garnier. Staying in Paris can be tricky.  These hotels are recommended by other tourists who have visited Paris: Hotel Residence Focho, on average $214 a night, the Royal Magela Etoile Hotel Paris at about $218, the splendid Etoile Hotel averaging $331 a night, and the Hotel Bassano for around $312 a night. Marvelous Marseille Locations that will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family while visiting Marseille are in abundance.  The Old Port, with it’s caravelle atmosphere and boardwalk setting is a great choice for drinks, dinner or live music.  The Cathedrale de la Major and the Musee Historre de Marseille are both worthy sites for enriching your French experience.  The Chateau d’ Iff is a sixteenth century chateau located on a small island off the coast of Marseille and is reported to have once imprisoned the famous Count de Monte Cristo.  The famous Baslique Notre Dame de la Garde is a popular religious site that will inspire visitors.

Including Cannes

Cannes is widely known for it’s art community and is a favorite hot spot for tourists. Visiting the Forville Market, you will find a wonderful French open market featuring local produce.  Other popular attractions are the Carlton Casino Club and the Plague du Martinez beach.  The Musee de la Mer is an interesting maritime museum located in Cannes. Cannes abounds with art and craft galleries and can provide hours of quiet enjoyment for the art lover. Lodging in Cannes is recommended at the America Hotel for an average price of $151, The Hotel Florian Cannes for about $98, the Hotel Belle Plage at around $219, the California Hotel for $211 and the Riviera Hotel for about $91.

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