The world continues to get smaller and smaller. Today even those who are not wealthy have the opportunity to travel to new countries and explore new places. This has led to more and more countries becoming accessible to travel to. Once, European couples would honeymoon in Switzerland or Norway now choose the Seychelles and Bali for their post-marital getaway. The landscape of travel and tourism is changing dramatically.
Despite these changes, one country remains top of the pile when it comes to total visitors per year. For yet another year, France has held the top spot for the most visits of any nation. While it may surprise you to hear it at first, in reality, it makes sense. France has so many things that make it appealing to people in Europe and around that world that we can expect it to continue to be the number one destination for years to come.
The most romantic city in the world
One of the most attractive things about visiting France is clearly Paris. When you talk to people from all over the world, everyone knows about Paris. Whether they dream of taking a walk down the Champs Elysees or seeing the Eiffel tower, most people around the world have Paris on their bucket list. It is a city with an incredible culture, a city with museums and art that nowhere else can compete with, a city with Disneyland. A city with modern beauties and historic charms. It is a city that some people would go to just for dinner if they could.
While Paris ticks of many things that people care about, the country itself is a cornucopia of delights for any traveler. If you want to visit the bustling cities, France has them. If you want to visit the elegant countryside, France has it. If you want to see stunning beaches, France has it. From endless vineyards to epic mountains, France has something for those who seek adventure and those who seek tranquility. It really has it all.
One thing that France has that no other country can replicate, is Geography. While it has some amazing things to offer, one reason that it is chosen by many people is its fantastic location. It is a gateway from the U.K to Europe. If you wish to travel from Spain or Portugal to Germany or farther East, you will, of course, pass through France. If passing through, why not stopover? Estimates suggest that between 15 to 20 million visitors to France every year are just passing through!
Food and wine
While Italy is often held by many as the greatest cuisine in the world, France is not far behind. The country has some of the greatest chefs, dishes, and desserts that the world has to offer and of course the wine. French wine is the most famous in the world and many people will travel a great distance to experience wine from France first hand. Every year nearly 25 million tourists will visit the wine regions of France for that reason alone.
While some regard French people as a little bit rude, most simply admire the culture that is there. France has an incredible history of art and violence of war and revolution, of kings and countrymen. Some of the most famous battles in the world took place in France. Whether you are an avid fan of World War 2 or Napoleon you would dream of visiting some of the historic venues in France. France has nearly 40 World Heritage sites placing it 4th in the world.
All of these things combined make France the perfect destination for any holiday. France really has the ability to cater to people of all ages and interests. It is the perfect family holiday, romantic getaway or friends’ adventure. Whatever you are looking for, France has it.