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Top 50 places for travel & vacation in France. 11-20

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11.Arc de Triomphe
Arc de triomphe is a triumphal arch located on the Place Charles-de-Gaulle in the French capital, Paris. The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous Parisian monuments, one of the city symbols. Height 49.51 m, width 44.82 m, height 29.19 m. It was built in 1806-1836 by order of Napoleon by the architect Jean Schallgren. Decorated with 4 sculptural groups: "Marseillaise" by sculptor Francois Ryde (right) and "Triumph of Napoleon" by sculptor Corto (left), "Resistance" (right) and "World" by sculptor Etex.
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12.Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris - a set of amusement parks company "Walt Disney" in the city of Marne-la-Valle in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 32 km from the center of Paris in the municipality of Cessi (Sen and Marne). Disneyland Paris includes five theme parks grouped around the Sleeping Beauty castle, the symbol of Disneyland. The park also includes Adventureland, Frontierland, Main Street USA, Discoveryland, Fantasyland, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney Village, Golf Disneyland.
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13.Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles - the royal palace a few miles from Paris, in the same city of Versailles. From 1682 to 1789 Versailles was the capital of France. Today is one of the UNESCO World Heritage. The palace consists of three parts. Center of Versailles Hall of Mirrors, 70 meters long and is decorated with precious crystals, candles and mirrors, the most expensive at the time. In addition, the ceiling and walls dominated by paintings and other various works of art of the best artists of Europe. Versailles Palace is known for its huge gardens with many fountains and statues. He is one of the largest in Europe, with a total area of ​​800 hectares. All construction costs, this luxurious palace preserved from that time. The total value of 25,725,839 pounds, which means that 10,500 tons of silver (one pound of 409 grams of silver). The euro is about 2.6 billion. Palace of Versailles France is now the National Museum.
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14.Rocamadour
Rocamadour is a commune in the south-west of France, in the Lo department of the administrative region of Occitania. A small medieval town and its sanctuary enjoys high popularity in France among tourists and pilgrims. Rocamadour is visited annually by about 1.5 million tourists. Sightseeing: Complex of religious buildings; Cave Mervay with prehistoric rock paintings; The Linar Cave is a refuge of the Bronze Age period; Zoo with monkey forest and eagle rock; Museum "The House of Bee"; The outlet of the underground river Uis; 9 churches; Panoramic views from the height of a rock cliff; Canyon of the river Alsu; Hospice Hospitalet - the ruins of an ancient orphanage (1095), a chapel; Falcon hunting.

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15.Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer - is a French seaport, a village and a municipality on the Mediterranean coast, in the department of the Maritime Alps. The village is on the Cote d'Azur, near Nice. Worth visiting: The Baroque Church of Michael the Archangel in the old part of the village, the chapel, the fishing port, the Renaissance palace of Villa Leopold, the Oceanographic Observatory, the Museum of Contemporary Art Goetz-Boumeester, The city is home to Tina Turner.
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16.Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum - is the largest national museum in France and is the most visited museum in the world. It was first opened as a museum in 1793, during the French Revolution. The museum has an area of 60,600 square meters, has about 35,000 objects from the prehistoric era to the 19th century. Since 2008, the museum exhibits are divided into 9 collections: the Ancient East, the art of Islam, Sculptures, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome, Art objects, Fine Arts, Graphic Art.
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17.Menton
Menton - a port city in the French department of Alpes-Maritimes. It is located on the Riviera between Monaco and the Italian border. The city, with its colorful houses and narrow streets of La Vieille Ville, the old town, with its Baroque basilica of the Archangel Michael and the 53-meter bell tower is situated in the hills above the harbor. The city has a pleasant Mediterranean climate (winter temperatures around 10 C in summer below 30 C) there are many beaches in the surrounding area. The climate allows the cultivation of lemons and oranges.
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18.Normandy
Normandy is a wide area in the north of France north of Paris and in the west of the Cotentin peninsula. Known for its history, farms, apple plantations and dairy industry, primarily cheeses: Camembert, Livaro and Pont-l'Eveque. In Normandy there was a final battle that decided the end of World War II and the defeat of Hitler's fascist German forces on the Western Front. Sightseeing: Mont Saint Michel and the landing beaches of Normandy.
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19.Biarritz
Biarritz is a city and a commune in the department of the Atlantic Pyrenees, in Aquitaine in the south-west of France. A well-known climatic and balneological resort. Sea bathing, baths from the water of sodium chloride springs in Brisco (20 km from Biarritz). Indications: diseases of bones and joints, female diseases, rickets. In Biarritz, there are several luxury spa centers at hotels. You can visit the Chocolate Museum, the Asiatic Museum, the Biarritz Historical Museum, the Sea Museum, the City Casino, the steep rocky coast, Miramar Beach, Grand Place, Port Vieux, Cote de Basque, Marbella Beach and Milady Beach. The municipality takes care of forest areas of 120 hectares, and also behind two lakes - lac Marion and lac Mouriscot.
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20.Carcassonne
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Carcassonne is a French commune located in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The city of Carcassonne is the prefecture of the department. Carcassonne is located in the south of France, 80 km east of Toulouse. Since the Neolithic times, the city has had a convenient strategic location on the route between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Carcassonne is divided into old and new city. The old, fortified city stands on a rocky hill and is surrounded by two walls of the V and XIII centuries. In 1997, the medieval architectural ensemble was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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