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    Exploring France While Studying
    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    Have you landed in France and settled with your study routine. If yes, then now it is time to find out what you can do on weekends and those approaching holidays. There are a lot of things that you can do here which can keep you occupied, amused and entertained. You only need to plan it out and that too, with the right crowd. Travelling in and around France is not much fun unless you have the right friends who have proper knowledge of the place and the right information to make your trip a success. There are multiple possibilities and every place is worth the time and money spent. We list below a few places which are bound to make your trip to France a success besides enjoyable.

    1. Marseille

    Considered as the second largest city in France besides the oldest city in Europe, Marseilles is one of the major sea ports located off the seacoast on the south-east of France. Besides an ideal climate, you have the option of exploring the Roman ruins, cultural venues which are considered as distinguished and also medieval architecture. Marseilles also has several universities and industries so it is also considered as a ‘working city’. The old port is at the core of Marseilles that is dominated by two historic forts. There are cafes on the bustling harbour besides bars and shops. The natural attraction here is the Calanques which are a number of small inlets with limestone cliffs and blue water.

    2. Loire Valley

    This region is in the centre of France and is very popular with the tourists. Picturesque vineyards, spectacular scenery, splendid chateaux and the historic villages make it an attractive destination. This valley stretches up to 175 miles (280 km) along the River Loire, turning and twisting through some of the France villages which can be termed ‘beautiful’. There are many wineries here which offer wine tasting besides a tour.

    3. Paris

    One of the most popular destination for tourists globally, Paris attracts more than 4.5 million people every year. Paris has multiple names like City of Love, City of Lights, Capital of Fashion, and more. Being the capital of France, it is well known for its ambience which is romantic in nature and is also known for entertainment, business, art, culture, fashion in addition to landmarks like the Eifel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and more. In Paris you also come across some of the finest museums which include the Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum.

    4. Mont Saint-Michel

    Mont Saint-Michel rises up from some of the tidal waves of Europe which are really powerful and from the midst of mud flats which are vast. This island located off the coast of France in the north-western side in Normandy can be termed as one of the many ‘popular’ places to visit for the medieval structure construction which are built in a way that they look stacked upon each other with the crown as the star attraction. This abbey was built by monks and were devoted in the 708 AD.

    5. Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is built on the Garonne River which is only half an hour inland of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a port city that is stuffed with historic sites, architecture, world-class culture and arts scene ad exceptional shopping opportunities. This city has more than 350 structures which are historic; besides this you also find medieval churches, and bridges like the Ponte de Pierre. It is essential to make a trip to the wine countries which are surrounding Bordeaux where you can admire the vineyards, chateaux and picturesque villages.

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