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Cock-a-doodle-doo! France remains the most touristic country in the world, Paris the most touristic city and the Eiffel Tower the most visited site. With about fifty sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the country welcomes more than 80 million tourists every year (excluding the health crisis). Among the jewels of its heritage, let us quote the harbor of Marseille, the Ancient Nimes and the Imperial Metz, the Forest of Fontainebleau and the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, the National Park of the Ecrins for the Alps and that of Port-Cros for the Mediterranean Sea, without forgetting the Sainte Victoire, emblematic mountain ofAix-en-Provence or the Breton Mont-Saint-Michel and even, in the register of the spiritual tourism, Lourdes and its grotto. And so many other jewels! The Louvre Museum, the Futuroscope, the Palace of Versailles, several amusement parks and sumptuous zoos, renowned cultural centers and luxury spa centers. Among the strong points of this destination, there is of course its gastronomy. People come from far and wide to taste the menus of its starred chefs or, in all simplicity, to meet the producers on their farms or the wine growers in their domains. There is so much happiness possible in France! A coffee on a terrace in the Marais district of Paris, a dozen oysters in Cancale, shopping with the great fashion designers, a hike in a pine forest in the Landes or in the mineral world of the high mountains. No surprise then, if this country, a bit chauvinistic, claims to be the most beautiful in the world.

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France has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. In winter, the ski resorts of the Alps or the Pyrenees await you; in spring, visiting the cities and their monuments and museums is appropriate; in summer, the Mediterranean or Atlantic beaches invite you to relax and the mountain ranges attract hikers, while the festival program is in full swing. Autumn colors are not lacking in charm and romance. The shoulder seasons are ideal for green tourism, walks in the countryside, along the canals, through the forests, by bike or on foot. In addition, river tourism has many beautiful itineraries in France. So, when to go to France? All year round, of course! There is not a month without events, not a season without attractions. However, you should know that in the most touristic regions, especially on the French Riviera, prices soar in the summer, especially for accommodations. So, it may be wise to stay there out of season. Also note that France is distinguished by the development of its ecotourism. Dare to visit a farm, sign up to participate in the grape harvest in September or to learn how to cook a cassoulet in winter.

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Avignon. - Daoud - Fotolia
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