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Popular Attractions in Cannes

Cannes is a city of France that offers endless options of tourist attractions. Cannes is known all over the world for its stunning attractions which never fail to impress its visitors. The best tourist attractions in Cannes include the following.

La Croisette

The beautiful and glamorous stretch of La Croisette is one of the major attractions in Cannes. Its picturesque beaches are dotted with world-class restaurants, resorts, cafes and designers boutiques. La Croisette is actually located close to Mediterranean Sea and is the place where Cannes Film Festival takes place. It is the perfect place in city for enjoyment, relaxation and entertainment.

Palais des Festivals et des Congres

This place is a landmark of Cannes and has become a symbol of city. Built in middle of 20th century, this place presently houses Cannes Film Festival. It is actually located in main boulevards of Cannes named La Croisette. You can have a number of entertainment options around Palais. Interiors of this place house an auditorium which has a seating capacity of 2500 people. In evening, visitors can also enjoy services of casinos here. You can also dance in night club or dine in Palais’s restaurant.

Plage du Martinez/Martinez Beach

It is a popular tourist attraction in Cannes and it offers exciting attractions. Here you can enjoy a number of water sports including parasailing, windsurfing, helicopter rides and scuba diving. It is also equipped with traditional parasols and 400 sun lounge chairs.

Musee de la Castre

This attraction is located in old part of Cannes. In past, it was a castle but since 19th century, it has been housing art museum. Here you will find an amazing collection of art related to cultural heritage of Cannes. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are also displayed in Musee de le Castre. It also displays 19th century paintings by local artists which depict magnificent images of Cannes. The museum also has a collection of 200 musical instruments, sculptures and decorative arts.

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Famous Tourist Attractions in Lyon

The city of Lyon is located in east-central France and is situated between Paris and Marseille. Having a population of 480,660 people, this city is the second largest metropolitan area in France. This city is has a number of tourist attractions and because of its historical and architectural landmarks, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some famous tourist attractions in Lyon are as follows.

Aquarium du Grand Lyon

This is a popular tourist attraction among families who wish to visit a recreational as well as educational place. Here in this aquarium, you cannot only interact with fish but also see a number of varieties of sharks. Other sea creatures can also be seen in this aquarium. To buy some memories of this adventure tour, you can also stroll through huge gift shops. This aquarium also has a number of restaurants in its vicinity where you can have a different delicious food for breakfast and lunch.

Cathedrale Saint Jean Baptiste

It is another tourist attraction in Lyon. Since 4th century, this church has been the main church in the city. It is one of the most beautiful churches in France. Especially, astronomical clock which features moving figures of the Annunciation, on its façade is simply awesome. Interiors are also well- decorated and worth-seeing. You can also listen for its chimes at 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.

Parc de la Tete d’Or

This park is a famous attraction in Lyon but it becomes more famous and exciting during spring and summer. This park is the largest outdoor park in France and is featured with a boating lake, walking paths, trails and biking paths. This park also provides large and spaces for boating, picnics and sports. For more fun and excitement, you can also walk along eastern border of this park along Rhone River. You will also find a zoo at northern end of this park where different animals have been kept. These animals include elephants, giraffes, tigers and many others.

Ampitheatre Gallo Romain

This admired attraction of Lyon is actually a hilltop amphitheatre that is there from times of Roman Empire. Constructed during sovereignty of Emperor Tiberius, this amphitheatre has been used for sporting events and executions.

Metallic Tower of Fourviere

The Tour metallique de Fourviere (Metallic Tower of Fourviere) is a landmark of Lyon. It is a steel framework tower which is quite identical to Eiffel Tower. Its height is 85.9 meters while it weighs 210 tons. This magnificent tower was built between 1892 and 1894. Until November 1953, it has been used as an observation tower but these days, it is used as television tower.

This was a list of some famous attractions in Lyon. You must visit these worth-seeing attractions during your visit to Lyon.

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