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1Paris

5,579 properties in Paris

Welcome to Paris

A symbol of love and the most visited city in the world, beautiful Paris indeed has it all! The romantic cafés of Montparnasse, lively bistros of the Latin Quarter and high-fashion luxury stores of Champs-Élysées are just waiting to be discovered.

What travellers love about Paris

  • Museums

    127,728 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    108,478 recommendations

  • Culture

    101,940 recommendations

  • Monuments

    97,955 recommendations

2Nice

2,061 properties in Nice

Welcome to Nice

Since Queen Victoria made this her favourite vacation destination in the 19th century, everyone has been heading south to discover what is so nice. Nice doesn’t disappoint.

What travellers love about Nice

  • Old Town

    19,256 recommendations

  • Beaches

    18,860 recommendations

  • Promenades

    17,840 recommendations

  • Seaside

    13,923 recommendations

3Roissy-en-France

38 properties in Roissy-en-France

What travellers love about Roissy-en-France

  • Convenient public transport

    5,713 recommendations

  • Tranquillity

    3,328 recommendations

  • Business

    3,021 recommendations

  • Cleanliness

    2,838 recommendations

4Lyon

702 properties in Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Lyon is a gastronomic centre with a pretty architectural façade ranging from antiquity to modern day. Place Bellecour is centrally located between the Saône and Rhône Rivers in the 2nd arrondissement and opens out into major shopping streets.

What travellers love about Lyon

  • Old Town

    23,329 recommendations

  • Gourmet food

    18,183 recommendations

  • City walks

    15,039 recommendations

  • Food

    14,262 recommendations

Best places to see in France

Saint Sernin Basilica
Landmarks
Follow in the footsteps of ten centuries’ worth of pilgrims. Enter this brick-red rock under the Miègeville arch. It depicts Christ’s ascension and draws your gaze heavenward much like his Apostles. Inside, Sernin’s gleaming gold tomb beckons you forward. It sits behind the altar, encircled by a walkway that allows for up-close visits – even during mass.
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Port of Nice
Marinas
Yacht-lot for the rich and famous. This is where tourist boats dock and Europe’s movers-and-shakers drop anchor for the weekend. Yet it’s also surprisingly low-key at times—its atmosphere swings wildly between ‘frenzied’ and ‘unhurried’. Admire the faded beauty of its Venetian-style houses, or enjoy fine dining and a lively bar scene around the docks.
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Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg)
Museums
Vibrant and eclectic. One of France’s largest collections walks you through the major artistic movements of the 20th century, from Impressionism to Art Nouveau and New Realism. The works on display are mainly European and include the usual suspects: Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Camille Pissarro. Enjoy the on-site café or head to the roof for the stunning views.
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European Parliament
Institutions
Natural habitat of diplomats, dignitaries and do-gooders. Members of the European Parliament gather here for plenary sessions over four days each month. The meetings are used to discuss proposals that affect Europe’s present and future. Take a guided tour of the chambers and the planetarium, or book up to three months in advance to observe a diplomatic debate in action.
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Jardin Royal
Parks
Toulousains cherish this hybrid French-English garden. Start at the central Grand Rond fountain, then charter your own path around this quiet garden. Ginkgo and cedar trees sway like a guard of honour that shelters you from the city’s bustle. The garden’s motto could be: Liberty, Equality, Tranquillity. If only Robespierre chose garden shears over the guillotine!
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Galeries Lafayette
Shopping areas
With a bit of work and some basic sewing skills, a small shard of fabric can one day become a quilt. In 1893, two cousins expanded their small haberdashery into what is today Europe's largest department store. The fashion collections here span three buildings and 70,000 square metres of retail space, enough to warrant a guided tour or a personal shopper for a fashion splurge.
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What travellers love about France

Tranquillity
Recommended by 731,517 travellers
Scenery
Recommended by 511,292 travellers
Old Town
Recommended by 479,155 travellers

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