Famous Historical Sites In France

Old Town

One of the best things to do in Nice to ease yourself into France’s historical timeline is to stroll around the Old Town (Vieille Ville).

The Palace of Versailles, Paris

The fabled Palace of Versailles, just west of Paris, was originally the chateau and hunting lodge of King Louis XIII.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral (Our Lady of Paris) is an enduring icon that Paris is famous for.

Basilique Saint-Michel, Bordeaux

The gothic Basilique Saint-Michel in Bordeaux is literally one of the loftiest historical places in France you can visit.

Vieux Port, La Rochelle

La Rochelle centre and Vieux Port, full of limestone buildings that reflect the sunlight from the sky and the light from the water.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower, along with the Arc de Triomphe, are perhaps the two most recognizable landmarks in Paris, and in France.

The Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is Napoleon's gift to Paris. Built over the course of 30 years from 1806 to 1836, it is located in the former Place de l'Étoile.

D-Day Landing Beaches, Normandy

For perspective on a slice of modern, deeply moving history, consider booking a tour to the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, in Northern France.

Le Suquet, Cannes

Le Suquet, Cannes, is an ancient hillside neighborhood, with origins reaching back to the Romans.

Château de Roquetaillade, Mazères

The castle has been lived in by the same family for over 700 years. It has been open to the public since 1956 and is the most visited in the Bordeaux region.

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