France attracts over 80 million tourists to its country every year, with the number of people steadily rising over time. In 2013, France was the most visited country in the world, which highlights how it should not be ruled out as being on the most influential places in the world. We want to find out exactly what it is that makes this holiday hot spot stand out from the rest of Europe and the world in terms of what it can offer its guests. One thing anyone going to France should obtain before they travel is the new E111 card, now renamed the European Health Insurance Card. Carrying an EHIC is France will ensure you have the best possible time and stay protected from the high cost of healthcare.
Here are some of the main reasons that France is such a great place to pay a visit to:
30 million people flock to Paris each year, so it is safe to say that one of the biggest draws of this country is its pretty capital. The city is painted to be one of the most romantic places in the world and has some stunning surroundings and architecture to prove it- it offers lovers the chance to stroll without a care in the world through its lovely streets. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Paris is a popular destination for those who love fashion and shopping as they are able to visit some of the best boutiques in the world.
A variety of landscapes
It's easy to see why so many people chose to visit France when they travel as it has everything you could see when visiting a country further afield (and pay more for the pleasure!). France has wonderful sandy beaches, wild countryside's and majestic snow topped mountains to capture people's attention. The beauty of going to France is that you are guaranteed that different parts of the country will be like nowhere else.
Its geographic location
France certainly has an advantage when it comes to attracting its neighbours to it. For those of us coming over from the UK, France is just a short trip across the channel and for Germany, a short drive. The ease at which France's neighbours are placed geographically in relation to the country, makes it an easy choice for many travellers. Many travellers also visit France on their drive through or Spain for example.
When many of us think of France we instantly think of its wonderful cuisine and wines that are so linked to its traditions and its legacy. France is certainly considered to be one of the food capitals of the world and there is a great emphasis there for authentic and delicate flavour combinations. The country is full of places that produce their own home-produced wine.
France has a rich and colourful history and this is very much reflected in its wonderful buildings, statues and monuments that have shaped its landscape. The country is also filled with galleries and museums that are a massive draw for many tourists.