• France: Do you love to travel? Are you fond of seeing captivating landscapes, visiting historic places, eating other countries’ delicacies or dining in fine restaurants and outdoor cafes? If you do, then you should go and visit France. Did you know that France is the most visited country in 2011 with 79.5 million international tourist arrivals according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)? To give you an overview as to why France should be on top of the list of your travel destination, here are some of its landmarks and tourist spots:
    • The capital of France is Paris, which is known as the city of love and lights. This city is known for its famous Eiffel tower which was built by Gustave Eiffel. With a height of about 324 meters, you sure are going to love the view of the city at the top of this wonderful tower.
    • If you love history and art, then don’t forget to come to Louvre Museum. This is a world-known museum that contains some famous painting particularly the “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. The main entrance to this museum is the beautiful Louvre Pyramid made from glass and metals.
    • The Arc de Triomphe is the greatest monument in Paris which was built to honor those who fought and died for France. It is said that beneath the vault of this structure lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
    • Regarded by some as the most beautiful avenue in the world, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, is a famous street in Paris where you find many cinemas, theaters, cafes, shops and even some famous tourist spots such as the Arc de Triomphe.
    • Notre Dame de Paris, Chartres Cathedral and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris are some of the known churches in France.
    • Palace of Versailles is not only known for its infrastructure design and style but also became famous because it was once the residence of the royal family of France.>
    • Want to go on a holiday trip? Whether it is summer or winter, the French Alps is a great place to be. This is located in the Alps mountain range near the border of Italy. During summer time, this is a nice place to go for a hike, trek, rock climbing or mountain biking. In the winter, where the mountain ranges are covered with snow, it’s exciting to go ice skating, skiing or snowboarding.
    • St. Tropez in French Riviera, Dune of Pyla, Gorge du Verdon are some of the summer getaways in France where you can enjoy a swimming, go sailing, rafting, or kayaking.
    These are just some of what awaits you in case you decide to travel to France. So don’t forget France in your top travel destinations. Discover yourself why it is chosen as the most visited city not only because of the number of tourist arrivals but the quality of time and experience you gain in the city. Click here to find out more about other points of interest in France.

    St Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord

    Address: 5 Rue de Dunkerque - Paris

    The former glory of this industrial suburb is still a massive feature of the local architecture. Our St Christopher’s Paris Hostel is actually a reconstruction of the 19th century warehouse – Magasins Généraux. The original burnt down in 1990 but with the help of renowned architect Chaix et Morel, we’re...

    Rated 4 star by 210 guests | More reviews
    Stéphanie From France On November 30, -0001

    Good place to stay in Paris.

    Stéphanie From France On November 30, -0001

    Staff could not find my booking and the hostel was full so they moved me to St Christopher's canal.


    Hotel Apogia Paris

    Address: 14 boulevard Paul Vaillant couturier - Paris

    Overlooking the Seine, the Hotel Apogia Paris is very close to the ‘RER C’ line, that leads to the main city stops, Notre Dame, Invalides, Tour Eiffel, Versailles, and only a few minutes away from the Bibliotèque Nationale and from the Airports of Orly and Roissy, it is an...

    Rated 4 star by 7 guests | More reviews
    oana From England On November 30, -0001

    happy with everything. short stay but i will choose it for my next trip to paris . value quality excellent. thanks

    Uriel From Mexico On November 30, -0001

    good place a little far from downtown but celan and safe. Wi-Fi is not free, available but you have to pay separetely.


    Hôtel California Saint Germain

    Address: 32 Rue Des Ecoles - Paris

    California Hotel is located in the heart of historical Paris, right in the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés, close to Notre Dame, the Cluny Abbey, the banks of the river Seine and its famous second-hand booksellers. Beaubourg, Louvre Museum and Orsay Museum are just minutes away. Stay at the...

    Rated 4.5 star by 2 guests | More reviews
    Jan From Germany On November 30, -0001

    Ruhiger Pariser Altbau mit Charme, kurzer Fußweg zur Notre Dame und den üblichen Tourisen-Gässchen in St. Germain. Einfache Zimmer, aber sehr sauber. Einziger Kritikpunkt: Ich bekam meinen Zimmerschlüssel nach jeder Rückkehr ins Hotel ausgehändig, ohne dass mich die Rezeption nach meinem Namen gefragt hätte. Das, obwohl ich den Rezeptionisten teilweise nicht bekannt war. In Kombination mit dem nicht vorhandenen Tresor auf dem Zimmer, kann man daher nur empfehlen, seine Wertsachen bei Verlassen des Hotels mitzunehmen.


    Hotel REIMS

    Address: 32 Rue d'Aubervilliers - Paris

    A magnificent view on the Sacrè Coeur: REIMS Hotel, located near the Centquatre ,Porte de la Villette, the Gare du Nord and East is a budget boutique hotel, 2 stars, with its own identity and distinct style, while keeping values that characterize traditional French hospitality : a personalized service in a...

    Rated 4.5 star by 9 guests | More reviews
    katarzyna From Poland On November 30, -0001

    the location is very good - close to the metro station and the Gard du Nord terminal. the room was quite noisy - you could hear people walking in the room above you. the wifi did not work at all almost. morning staff was friendly while the evening staff not so much.

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