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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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Popular Travel Destinations in Paris

Paris!!!!! When this name comes to mind, every one thinks of a city having rich culture, beautiful architectural designs and arty development. If you have ever been to Paris, you will be definitely aware of some of its noteworthy travel destinations but if you are going to visit this famous city for the first time, you would surely need a list of its most popular travel destinations. Don’t worry as you have found a good post having some of the most worth-seeing sights of Paris.

Moulin Rouge

This nightclub was built by Joseph Oller in 1889 that is located close to Montmartre in Paris red light district of Pigalle. This cabaret is marked by a red windmill on its top which presents one of the best scenes in world at night. It is world famous for its French cancan and features shinestones, feathers, sequins and the most beautiful girls in the world. This magnificent night spot has been playing to the audiences since 1900 and still now it offers two performances every evening.

Opera Garnier

Most commonly known as Paris Opera, it is an opera house which was inaugurated in 1875 and boasts of having 1600 seats in it. It was designed by Charles Garnier in a unique architectural design and that’s why it is considered as one of the most beautiful work of art having theatrical architecture. It is a wonderful building to see from inside as it has a huge chandelier weighing more than six tons. It is featured with a huge stage which can accommodate up to 450 artists. Moreover this opera house is decorated with marbles and columns of different colors and between the columns of front fascia, there are bronze busts of some of great composers. In short, watching this building provides you with the best visual treat you can ever have.

Avenue des Champs Elysees

It’s a tree-lined avenue that features modish restaurants, shops, boutiques, cafes and cinemas. It is one of the most famous streets of world and main tourists’ attractions of France. It had been known as a place of rich cultural history in the past but these days you can find modern fast food restaurants and cinemas here in this avenue.

Place de la Concorde

Formerly known as Revolution Square, it is one of the main public squares in Paris that is spread on an area of 21.35 acres making it the largest square in Paris. A huge Egyptian obelisk occupies the center of Place which has been adorned with hieroglyphics. This obelisk actually was given by Egypt and came from the ruins of temple of Ramses II. The two fountains of Palace de la Concorde are very famous throughout Paris.

Madeleine Church

This is a Roman Catholic Church in Paris which was designed as temple to Napoleon’s army’s glory and grandeur. This magnificent church is featured with 52 columns having a height of 20 meters. Entire building of church rests upon these columns and is featured with three domes over arched bays.

Other Attractions

Other major attractions of Paris include:

  • Pompidou Centre
  • Montparnasse Tower
  • Le Parlement
  • Musee Andre Jacquemart
  • Place Vendome
  • Le Palais Royal
  • Hotel des Invalides
  • Conciergerie
  • Place de la Bastille

If you ever get a chance to go to Paris, I would recommend you to see all the places mentioned above.

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