Discover why it is the most visited country in the world
France is considered the world's most visited country. It's a place with a vast artistic and cultural heritage which is in perfect harmony with its landscapes and also a paradise for lovers of gastronomy. If you want to discover many of its charms,The Pullmantur Classic Treasures cruises offers the ideal opportunity to soak up everything.
When speaking of France from the tourist point of view, Paris is most often the first thing that comes to mind. However, as you can imagine, France is much more than just its capital. Once you disembark from your Pullmantur cruise, you will realize the endless possibilities offered by a place such as this.
Our main ports of embarkation in France
Tour around the main cities of France
Lyon is another of the major tourist icons of France. A city that particularly stands out for its old town and the district of Saint Jean. Then there's the ancient capital of Gaul. We recommend the climb up Fourviere hill to see a truly unique panoramic view. No not forget the famous the secret passageways between the houses known as traboules.
In the south, Marseille stands out as the second most populous city in France. Of particular note here are the Notre Dame de la Garde, the Vieux Port and the Chateau d'If. One of its most characteristic neighborhoods is Le Panier, which deserves a more relaxed visit to allow you to wind leisurely through its squares and streets.
A tour of the most dazzling cities of France will take you to Montpellier and its Place de la Comedie, Avignon with its Palace of the Popes, the Old Nice and the Promenade des Anglais. Then there's also the pink city of Toulouse, Bordeaux and its Saint André Cathedral, and the peculiar half-timbered houses of Colmar as well as the Plaza Stanislas in Nancy.
What is certain is that the artistic and monumental heritage of France is unparalleled in the world. The confluence of styles is universal, both in the cities and the villages. The profusion of churches, palaces and castles is unique, with many of these monuments listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
In this sense, if we had to highlight two particularly magical places they would be Mont Saint-Michel and the citadel of Carcassonne. The first is one of the most dazzling and most photographed places in the world, while the second represents a unique model of medieval architecture in Europe.
The best excursions to discover the landscapes of France
France is also a country of breathtaking scenery. Atlantic coasts, plains and rounded hills occur everywhere. You will be spoiled by the outdoor activities in places like the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the Pyrenees or the island of Corsica. This last is considered by many as the great unknown but is an unusual beauty.
Along the French coast you will also find authentic charming corners crossed by beautiful scenery and amazing stories. The coasts of The English Channel, or the impressive Brittany in the rugged and windswept north are two clear examples. Both the Mediterranean coast and the French Riviera are also great icons of French tourism.
The Pullmantur list of excursions that can be taken in France is very extensive. The massive variety of its territory, its historical and artistic legacy and its wide range of landscapes mean that you will find before you a country of undisputed touristic value.
Pullmantur offers multiple experiences for you head out to discover France. An unforgettable experience wherever you look. This is a country where delicious cuisine also awaits, and which provides a steady beat of art and culture. What are you waiting for? Come and discover its most fascinating corners.