Tourism and hotels in France – The tourism industry in France is a direct contributor of about 80 billion euros to the country’s GDP. In 2013, France had a total of 86 million foreign visitors. This makes it the most famous tourist location in the world. In terms of tourist spending, the country comes fifth after the United Kingdom, the USA, China as well as Spain.
There are a total of 37 UNESCO sites in France. France also has cities of high cultural values with Paris – it’s capital, being the most prominent city. Other cities of interest include Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Loire Valley and others. The country also has seaside resorts and beaches, ski resorts plus rural areas where numerous people go to enjoy their tranquil and the beauty of green areas.
Prime tourist attractions of France
Which is France’s capital, is the third major visited city globally. Paris is the location of the largest and most visited museum of art in the world – the Louvre. Other important museums are Musee d’Orsay, Musee de l’Orangerie as well as the Georgei Pompidou that focuses on contemporary art. Paris is also home to the Eiffel Tower. The prominent landmark has been the most primarily visited paid monument globally. Other landmarks include the Arc De Triomphe, the Sacre-coeur or the cathedral of Notre Dame on Montmartre. Europe’s largest science museum, Cute Des Sciences et de l’industrie is located in the prestigious Parc de la Gillette. Close to Paris are the Palace of Versailles (the previous palace for French Kings) which is currently a Museum as well as the Medieval Provins village.
After Paris, the FrenchRiviera (Cote do Azur) is the second most visited tourist location in France. It gets about 10 million yearly tourist visitors. The destination had about a total of 300 days of sun per year, approximately 115 kilometres long of beaches and coastline, 3,000 restaurants and 18 numbers of golf courses. Notable among the prime cities that are located in the French Riviera are Nice, Cannes and Antibes. Cap Ferrat is also a prime destination. Cannes is the host of the yearly Cannes Film Festival. Tourists also consistently visit Monaco and the National Park.
Other Tourist attractions in France
Several other tourist destinations in the country include Provence, Loire Valley, French Alps, Corsica, and so on.
Hotels in France
With an influx of about 85 million tourists per year visiting the country, France had seen a massive increase on the number of it’s hotel. With three coastlines – the Channel, the Atlantic and Mediterranean. France is the third largest country in Europe. It had a wide range of accommodation got its 85 million yearly visitors.
The leading hotels of France
1) Le Pavillon de la Reine – It is the single hotel in Place des Vosges in Paris. Located in Marais district, it has 56 rooms, along with a Spa and a world class restaurant.
2) Crillon le Brave, Provence – It is one of the most beautiful hotels around. Converted from an abandoned village to a hotel, it has 35 rooms, suites plus a two-bedroom cottage. It also had a bar, restaurant and a bar.
3) Chateau de la Treyne, Dordogne – Located in the river of Dordogne, it is a historical hotel. It had 17 customized rooms and had a world class restaurant.
4) Le Clos Saint – Martin Hotel and Spa, Ile de Re – Located on the famous holiday island location – Ile de Re, this Parisian hotel is a masterpiece. It is a two-storey building with 33 rooms, double swimming pools and a lush garden.