Places You Shouldn’t Miss When Visiting France

When you think of France you think of romance, the Eiffel Tower, fashion, sophisticated cuisine, wine and art.  So when making your way through Europe you have to stop in France.

This is a trip the whole family can enjoy as there are a variety of things to see and do.  Here are some top must see attractions.

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most recognized tourist attraction in the world.  Visitors from all over come to see this massive wrought iron lattice tower built by Gustave Eiffel.

The Eiffel Tower is fun for all ages.  There are many shops, vendors and restaurants to enjoy.  You must experience the elevator ride to the top overlooking the beautiful city of Paris.  This is a great photo opportunity. You will also want to see the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night as this is a stunning sight.  

Notre Dame Cathedral

This famous cathedral is one of the most the prominent and oldest in France. It is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.

The architecture of the cathedral is amazing.  With the gorgeous stained glass windows, statues and the rich history this is something you must experience in your lifetime.  Be sure to be respectful of the people during mass as this is still a functioning church.

Free to get in but donations are appreciated.  You can’t leave Paris without getting a picture of this beautiful cathedral.  

The Louvre

You can’t leave France without visiting one of the most famous art museums in the world.  

The Louvre, located on the Right Bank of the Seine,  is a massive art museum with over 38,000 objects. You could spend days visiting the Louvre and still not see everything.  It is best to plan your day and get there early so you can see the top attractions like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

Enjoy strolling around the outside and appreciate the architect of this massive museum.. It is definitely worth coming back at night. Seeing the glass pyramid in the main courtyard illuminated at night is a vision of beauty.  This is a place you must add to your itinerary.