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1Paris

5,411 properties in Paris

Welcome to Paris

A symbol of love and the most visited city in the world, beautiful Paris 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 Travelers Love About Paris

  • Museums

    123,953 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    104,518 recommendations

  • Culture

    98,305 recommendations

  • Monuments

    94,408 recommendations

2Nice

1,936 properties in Nice

Welcome to Nice

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

What Travelers Love About Nice

  • Old Town

    18,438 recommendations

  • Beaches

    18,051 recommendations

  • Promenades

    16,902 recommendations

  • Restaurants

    13,062 recommendations

3Roissy

38 properties in Roissy

What Travelers Love About Roissy

  • Convenient Public Transportation

    5,538 recommendations

  • Tranquillity

    3,225 recommendations

  • Business

    2,908 recommendations

  • Cleanliness

    2,750 recommendations

4Lyon

677 properties in Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Lyon is a gastronomic center with a pretty architectural facade 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 Travelers Love About Lyon

  • Old Town

    22,648 recommendations

  • Gourmet Food

    17,774 recommendations

  • City Walks

    14,349 recommendations

  • Food

    13,819 recommendations

Best places to see in France

Musée d'Orsay
Museums
In the halcyon days of the early 19th century, the Impressionists painted moments of beauty that were forever frozen in time. Get swept away by the romantic beauty of Impressionism at this museum, one of the world’s greatest odes to modern art. Van Gogh's "Starry Night Over the Rhone" is part of the dazzling collection on display in this former train station.
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Musée des Augustins
Galleries
This old Augustinian convent is a sanctuary for salvaged sculpture. The Romanesque collection contains the 12th-century remnants of the Daurade monastery. Among its capital carvings, you’ll witness one of the very first Judgment Day depictions. Visit the Gothic hall for the immaculately restored Our Lady of Grace, which radiates a rare, delicate beauty.
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Promenade du Paillon
Parks
Think ‘urban garden’. This twelve-hectare public walkway went through a lengthy renovation recently, beautifying the heart of Nice. The results are fantastic - freshly mowed parkland that’s flanked by palms, pavilions and pathways that run deep into the city. Year round, the fountains erupt with water, making it a fun splash pad for kids and savvy skaters in summer.
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The Pompidou Centre (National Museum of Modern Art)
Museums
This space-age building is definitely a pomp-a-do, not a pomp-a-don't. Former French President, Georges Pompidou, had this controversial building built in the 1960s. Love it or hate it, it's France's premier modern art gallery. Dali, Munch, Lucian Freud and Roy Lichtenstein have all adorned the walls (and spaces) in the past five years alone.
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Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame
Museums
Some museums should be seen from the outside first. A series of stained glass windows salvaged from other nearby churches adorn the building. The most prominent is the “Head of Christ” which dates back to 1060, taken from a small church in Wissembourg. See the Gothic garden and animal sculptures, then head inside for an assemblage of decorative arts that crosses the ages.
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Eiffel Tower
Monuments
Some say tower, others say upside-down ice-cream cone: there’s no denying the fact that the Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Built for the 1889 World Fair, this iron-framed structure was the world's tallest until the 1930s. Brave the lines to enjoy windswept views of Paris, or a (costly) meal at the Jules Verne Restaurant.
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What travelers love about France

Tranquillity
Recommended by 659,000 travelers
Scenery
Recommended by 460,430 travelers
Old Town
Recommended by 441,215 travelers