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The top six famous places in France to visit on a day tour from Paris are Giverny, the Champagne wine country, Versailles, D-Day Beaches, the Loire Castles, Mont Saint-Michel. Map of France famous places. Famous places in Europe. Visit France.

D Day Beaches
Normandy Beach
Loire Castles
Loire Valley
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel

Famous place in France n°1: Paris

The City of Lights is the most visited city in the world. You have one day. Choose this Eiffel Tower and cruise tour to get a first view of the city. Spend the rest of your time shopping or visiting some of the greatest monuments or museums.

The tour includes a bus tour of the city, visit to second floor of Eiffel Tower and a Seine river cruise.

4 hours. 84 euros. Book tour

Best Paris tours: Eiffel Tower
Famous places in France: Paris

Place in France n°2: Versailles

Spend one full day at the 17th century Palace of Versailles, a famous place of France near the City of Lights and a UNESCO world heritage sight. This tour includes a visit of Versailles Palace, the Trianon Palace and the park. Locate Versailles on France map.If you have just one day altogether for a tour, consider the great Versailles + Paris and Versailles + Giverny tours.

9 hours 45 minutes tour. 89 euros. Book tour

Versailles is the most famous palace in the world
The Hall of Mirrors is a famous room of Versailles

Place in France n° 3: D-Day beaches

On June 6, 1944, 160 000 Allied Troops landed on a 50 mile stretch of fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. The commander in chief of the troops, General Eisenhower, called D-Day a crusade in which «we will accept nothing less than full victory». More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircrafts supported the D-Day invasion. By D-Day's end, the Allies had gained a foot-hold in Normandy, the first decisive step towards victory.

It is possible to board an emotional bus tour from Paris to these specially famous places in France to relive the dramatic hours of D-Day landing on June 6th 1944 and the following days. Locate D-Day beaches on France map. This tour includes many famous places of France, that stay in our memory: Caen Memorial, Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Arromanches. The best bus tours from Paris to Normandy.

13 hours. 185 euros. Book tour

D-Day beaches are on the coast of Normandy
D-Day beaches are on the coast of Normandy

Place in France n°4: Giverny

You come to France and love impressionism. Take half a day to go to Giverny, one of the most famous places in France. Claude Monet, the impressionist painter, loved the place and lived there from 1883 until 1926. His Giverny house and gardens are now a great museum. Locate these loved and crowded places on France map. You can combine the visits of Giverny and Versailles by coach of Giverny and Auvers sur Oise, a village where Van Gogh lived, in one full day.

5 hours tour. 79 euros. Book tour

Giverny Gardens were created by Claude Monet

Place n°5: Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most famous places in France: a prestigious religious history dating back to 706 AD, a spectacular abbey topping a granite island in the middle of a bay in Normandy, West of Paris, and a Unesco world heritage sight. With over 3 million visitors every year, Mont Saint-Michel is the third most visited sight in France. Locate Mont Saint-Michel on France map.

Discover famous Mont Saint-Michel. The coach tour from Paris includes a lunch in Mont Saint-Michel.

A unique day tour to famous places in Normandy.

14 hours 30 minutes. 159 euros. Book tour

Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is off the coast of Normandy

Place in France n°6: Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau Castle, a Unesco world heritage monument, is fifty kilometers south from Paris. Stay overnight in Fontainebleau or in the lovely Moret sur Loing village.

The simplest way to visit Fontainebleau is a coach tour from Paris. Consider the tour with visits of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte, another great castle near the city (not in winter).

9 hours. 105 euros. Book tour

Place n°7: Chateaux de la Loire

The Loire valley is the garden of France, peaceful places combining lovely landscapes, the splendid Loire Castles, delicate French food and fruity wines.

Visit two famous places: Chambord and Chenonceau Castles. Locate them on Loire Valley map.

12 hours 30 minutes tour. 169 euros. Book tour

The Loire Castles are the most famous castles near Paris
The Loire Castles are famous castles near Paris

Place in France n°5: Champagne

145 kilometers East of Paris on the way to Germany, the hilly Champagne region is a famous place for growing the world's most famous sparkling wines. They are produced from grapes grown in the region following strict rules; secondary fermentation to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, pressing regimes unique to the region.

You can visit Champagne on a day tour from the city of lights. Begin with a guided visit of the cellars of the famous Mumm Champagne house Taste the Mumm Cordon Rouge, one of the most popular Champagnes in the world. Continue with a tour of Reims's Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Reims and enjoy lunch in a restaurant there.

In the afternoon, discover the Champagne countryside, its villages and prestigious vineyards. In Epernay, visit a Champagne house, Mercier, founded in 1858. Travel by automated train to a depth of 100 feet to visit the cellars, finish the tour with tasting. Book tour

Mumm Cordon Rouge, the famous Champagne wine
Mumm Cordon Rouge, the famous Champagne wine

France facts

France is the largest country of Western Europe with 550 000 km2 and the second country in population behind Germany with 67 millions inhabitants. Since 508 A.D, Paris is the capital of France. It is its most populous city.

France has the world's seventh largest economy. It has the second largest economy in Europe (behind its main economic partner Germany), based on the dynamic industrial structure of the French economy.

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