Attractions in France
Collioure , Towns and Villages , Languedoc-Roussillon
Collioure is a stunningly picturesque Catalan town on the coast to the south of Perpignan. It features as a star attraction in both the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide, for good reason. It really is the jewel of the South France coastline. The town is surrounded by steep hills and vineyards and has been host to many famous artists, including Matisse and Derain who were part of the Fauvists group of painters.
Eiffel Tower , Cultural heritage , Ile-de-France - Paris
The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tallest building in Paris, it is the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building.
Puivert Musee du Quercorb , Museums and Galleries , Languedoc-Roussillon
Through reconstructed settings, the Quercorb Museum shows how people use to live in Cathar country: a kitchen, a forge, a wood-turning workshop, cow bells, medieval musical instruments; and the orchard and its impressive still. Artefacts, people, videos, music, sounds and smells transport you from the rooms to the garden, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Musée du Quercorb 16 rue Barry du Lion 11230 PUIVERT tel: 04 68 20 80 98 - fax: 04 68 69 99 50
The Champagne Cellars in Reims , Wine Tasting , Champagne-Ardenne
250 kilometres of cellars and tunnels known as "crayères", most of which are Gallo-Roman, open their doors to you. A visit to the cellars of Champagne houses with worldwide reputations such as Mumm, Pommery or Taittinger is a magical moment to be treasured. Contact : Office de Tourisme de Reims 2 rue Guillaume de Machault 51100 REIMS Tél 03 26 77 45 00
Bram , Museums and Galleries, Cultural heritage, Towns and Villages , Languedoc-Roussillon
Ebvromagvs, which was to become Bram, was in antiquity the most important town on the Aquitaine route between Toulouse and Carcassonne. It was destined to disappear over the centuries and was revived in the twelfth century in its current circular form. Bram is located halfway between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary. To see: the Maison de l’archéologie "Eburomagus." To do: the market on Wednesdays.
Disneyland Paris , Amusement parks , Ile-de-France - Paris
In an enchanted kingdom between the 'land of wishes' and the one where dreams come true, Disney heroes and heroines transform themselves in the fairy tales that never stop. Visitors can meet them by passing through the five magical lands of Disney World: Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Discoveryland. Disneyland, 77700 Chessy 01 64 74 40 00
Lake Vassivière , Natural heritage, Beach, Sports , Limousin
1,000 hectares of water for leisure and water sports. 5 sandy beaches are supervised from July to August from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 and equipped with toilets and showers. An island stands proudly in the middle of this vast expanse of water, developed as a place for families to walk and explore throughout the year. A sailing school, yacht club, four harbours, two water skiing clubs, canoe-kayak trekking, and of course the essential pedalos, everything is on hand so that you can enjoy the delights of the lake.
The Collegial Church of Montréal , Cultural heritage , Languedoc-Roussillon
This is the most important monument of Montréal, a village deeply marked by its Cathar and Dominican history. You can see from the Place Saint-Vincent the beautiful architecture featuring the portal, sculptures, octagonal belfry, gargoyles, stained glass and the great organ.
Futuroscope , Amusement parks , Poitou-Charentes
Science park offering over twenty attractions based on multimedia, film techniques, audio-visuals and futuristic robotics, including Arthur the 4D adventure, Dance with the Robots and the Vienna dynamic. Parc du Futuroscope Avenue du Téléport 86360 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou 05 49 49 30 80
Space City , Amusement parks , Midi-Pyrénées
Space City invites you to explore the universe and its secrets through various attractions and exhibitions. A cinema with a giant screen as tall as a 6-storey building, the planetarium, the Gyro-Extrême (human gyroscope) or even the Astrojump, are among the many attractions to help you understand the universe and all the questions it raises. La Cité de l'espace le parc de l'aventure spatiale Parc de la Plaine - Avenue Jean Gonord - BP 25855 - 31506 TOULOUSE Tél : 0820 377 223 - Fax : 05 62 71 74 70