19 pictures that sum up why France is a magical place to live and visit

The beautiful silhouette of Eiffel Tower

The beautiful silhouette of Eiffel Tower - Credit: Archant

From majestic mountain ranges to Mediterranean beaches, fine food to high fashion is it any wonder so many people love France so much?

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1 It is certainly a diverse country! From pretty French villages ...

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2 ...To elegant royal châteaux, fit for kings

 

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3 From rolling countryside, which is home to picturesque vineyards and lavender fields...

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4 …That has inspired some of the world’s great artists (Monet, Degas and Renoir to name a few)…

 

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5 ...To no less than 7 imposing mountain ranges, including the world famous Alps

 

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6 A stunning coastline, a favourite of the rich and famous

 

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7 ...And who can forget Paris?

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8 It’s a country for adrenaline junkies too…

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9 ...From skiing and mountain biking…

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10 ...To climbing and watersports

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11 There is something for every outdoor sport lover

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12 And, of course, is home to the oldest and most prestigious of all cycling Great Tours and world’s most famous cycling race, the Tour de France

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13 While for the cultured there are 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the staggeringly beautiful Palace of Versailles

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14 And fashion followers look on in envy at the elegant, chic style of French women

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15 France is also the home of champagne - need we say more?

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16 Not forgetting other famous wines, including Burgundy and Bordeaux

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17 And then there’s the French pâtisseries, who could forget them?

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18 Not to mention the cheese…

19 And the restaurants – 27 of which have been awarded three Michelin Stars, including L’Ambroisie in Paris

 

    Voilà pourquoi nous aimons la France