What Are The Ten Most Popular Tourist Destinations In France?

(1) Euro Disneyland: is the most popular tourist destination in France. It is located in Paris and over 14 million tourists visit it every year.

(2) Musée du Louvre: or the Louvre Museum attracts around 8.3 million visitors a year. The museum was begun as a fortress in the 12th century; now it is spread over 60,000 square meters and exhibits more than 35,000 rare objects.

(3) The Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower is something that immediately reminds one of France. It was designed by Gustav Eiffel in 1889 and at more than a 1,000 feet, it was the tallest building in the world then. More than 6.5 million people annually come to see this technological wonder of its time.

(4) Georges Pompidou Centre (Le centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou): It was officially opened in 1977 by the then president of France. It is a public complex which also holds a vast public library and caters to around 5.5 million visitors annually.

(5) Château de Versailles: This 700 room palace was built during the 16th century by the Louis XIV and his successors and it attracts over 5.3 million visitors annually.

(6) Musée d’Orsay: The museum holds many French art pieces dating from 1848 to 1915 and other artifacts and it more than 3 million people visit it every year.

(7) Parc de la Villette: The park contains the biggest science museum in Europe is spread over 55 hectares and attracts 3 million visitors annually.

(8) Parc Astérix: It is an amusement park located approximately 35 km off the capital Paris. The park is famous for its roller coasters and attracts around 1.5 million visitors per year.

(9) Parc du Futuroscope: It is a theme park located in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou and attracts around 1.5 million visitors a year.

(10) Arc de Triomphe: The monument was built by Napoleon during the 1800s. More than 1.5 million visitors visit the arc every year.

Written by Lucas Beaumont

Generalist. Wikipedia contributor. Elementary school teacher from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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