France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. France is about world-class art and architecture. It seduces with iconic landmarks known the world over and rising stars yet to be discovered.
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for quite some time. It received 83.7 million visitors in 2014. France is situated in the Northern Hemisphere and as its fellow European neighbouring nations, goes through a cycle of four distinctive seasons. The best times to visit France are during the spring season (between April and June), and during the early winter months (between September and November). July and August are widely acknowledged to be the worst seasons for France, since most residents leave their cities, which fast turn into tourist traps.
|Address||Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France|
|Height||300 m, 324 m to tip|
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris.
|Address||Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France|
|Visitor||8.1 million (2017)|
|Established||10 August 1793|
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).
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