France tourism map
Map of France tourism. France tourism map (Western Europe - Europe) to print. France tourism map (Western Europe - Europe) to download. France is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually as its shown in France tourism map. France attracted 78.95 million foreign tourists in 2010, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. France has 37 sites inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List and features cities of high cultural interest (Paris being the foremost, but also Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lyon, and others), beaches and seaside resorts, ski resorts, and rural regions that many enjoy for their beauty and tranquillity (green tourism). Small and picturesque French villages of quality heritage (such as Collonges-la-Rouge or Locronan) are promoted through the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (litt. "The Most Beautiful Villages of France").
Tourism is accountable for 6% of the country income (4% from French tourists travelling inside France and 2% from foreign tourists), and contributes significantly to the balance of payments. Paris, the capital city, is the most visited city in the world as its mentioned in France tourism map. Paris has some of the world largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world, but also the Musée d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art. With more than 10 million tourists a year, the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur), in south-eastern France, is the second leading tourist destination in the country, after the Parisian region.
An other major destination in France are the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, this World Heritage Site is noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its castles (châteaux), such as the Châteaux d'Amboise, de Chambord, d'Ussé, de Villandry and Chenonceau, which illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the French Renaissance as you can see in France tourism map. In the eastern parts of France there are skiing resorts in the Alps. Notable French cities are Avignon with the Popes palace, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse on the Garonne, Strasbourg on the border with Germany, and the city of Nantes. Metz possesses the most visited venue outside Paris, the Centre Pompidou-Metz.