Geography - Exceptionally varied scenery

Exceptionally varied scenery

What attracts so many tourists to France from all over the world? The diversity of her landscapes and cultures, as well as her many castles, such as the "châteaux de la Loire", and great cathedrals.

A lot of holidaymakers go skiing in the Alps in winter. Others love the Mediterranean beaches. And still others prefer the bracing air of the Atlantic Ocean, and those visiting Bordeaux have the added attraction of the famous wine from the Aquitaine region, named after the city!

And, of course, there’s Paris, often called the "Lovers’ Capital of the World".

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Falaises d’Etretat - © MAE - F. Eberhardt
Le puy de Dôme - © www2.brgm.fr/volcan/puydome.htm

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Calanque - © Office du tourisme de Marseille
Région Aquitaine : Plage d’Arcachon (Gironde) - © MAE - F. de La Mure

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Randonnée en Savoie, dans le canton d’Evian (Haute-Savoie, région Rhône-Alpes) - © Office du tourisme d’Evian
Haute-Savoie - © MAE - F. de La Mure

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Mer de glace (Haute-Savoie) région Rhône-Alpes - © MAE - N. Chabard
Corse, environs d’Ajaccio - © Harixçalde - Office municipal de Tourisme d’Ajaccio

www2.brgm.fr/volcan/puydome.htm

Published on 16/10/2007

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