France, a land of monuments


Notre-Dame de Paris
Gothic masterpiece, the cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Paris is the most visited French monument. Its construction began in 1163. Over the centuries, the building has become one of the great symbols of Paris and France.

Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
An architectural marvel classified by Unesco, the Abbey of Mont Saint Michel is the third most visited tourist site in France. The abbey and its outbuildings are classified as historical monuments since 1862.

Castle of Versailles
Residence of the kings of France, the Palace of Versailles, strictly speaking, includes more than 2,000 rooms. The park extends over 815 hectares. This jewel has become a symbol of the apogee of French royalty.


Palace of the Popes
Built in 1335, the Palace of the Popes served as both a fortress and a residence for the popes. The largest of the Gothic buildings of the Middle Ages is classified on the first list of historical monuments in 1840.

Eiffel Tower
Built for the World Fair of 1889, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest monument in the world when it was built. With its 324 m height (with antennas), this wonder is the most visited paying monument in the world.

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Built in the twentieth century, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary has become a major place of worship. Of Romanesque-Byzantine style, its exterior façade traces the luminous mysteries. Its capacity is 1,500 places.

Castle of Chambord
A masterpiece of the Renaissance, the Chambord castle is the largest of the Loire castles, with 440 rooms and 365 fireplaces. It was classified on the first list of historical monuments in 1840.

Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
Symbol of the royal power, the cathedral of Reims was the place of the coronation of many Capetian kings. Of Gothic style, the building, which includes no less than 2 303 statues, remains a high place of tourism in Champagne.

Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg
The most famous castle in Alsace, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle was left abandoned before being restored in the early 20th century. With a wide range of visits and events, this living monument is now one of the most visited in France.

Abbey of la Sauve-Majeure
Founded in 1079, the Sauve-Majeure abbey remains an obligatory stage on the road to Santiago de Compostela. Registered on the list of the world heritage, it has many impressive sculptures.

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