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Top 10 Places to Visit in France in 2024

TeamAckoMay 2, 2024

France is a country known for its history, culture, and fashion, which makes it a tourist hub. An individual cannot ignore the picturesque beauty of this nation. It attracts tourists from varied places every year. One will get to witness its rich cultural heritage, art and literature. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful country with your family, read below to know the best places to visit in France. 

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Best 10 Places to Visit In France 

Almost half of the world's population loves this mesmerising country, yet some of us are still left to witness the beauty. Scroll down to have a detailed overview of the famous tourist places in France. 

1. Eiffel Tower

Almost seven million people visit this place every year for its beauty. It is one of the most romantic and iconic places to visit in France. It is 130 years old, yet its spectacular lighting and panoramic view are the heart of Paris. The sparking lights shows of the Eiffel Tower will make unforgettable moments with your loved ones. In addition, you can experience a fine dining experience high above in the air, so book your table to create an unforgettable moment with your loved ones.

  • Location: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

  • Timings: From Monday to Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: October to March

  • Price per person: Rs. 1,99,496 approximately (Ticket with access stairs to second floor and lift) 

  • Major attractions: Lights shows, Fine-dining restaurants like Jules Verne, Madame Brasserie, The Champagne Bar, and The Macron Bar. 

  • Nearby Hotels: Hotel de Londres Eiffel, Hôtel Le Derby Alma By Inwood Hotels, Shangri-La Paris Hotel, Hotel Relais Bosquet By Malone, etc.

  • Any Tip: Book tickets in advance, and it is advisable to take the stairs to avoid packed-up lifts. 

2. Louvre Museum

It is one of France's most visited tourist spots because it is the world's largest art museum. You will witness the French Baroque architecture by visiting this place near the Seine River of Paris. Moreover, this museum is home to the painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and almost 3,80,000 artworks under a roof. 

  • Location: 75001 Paris, France

  • Timings: Wednesday to Monday (9:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.), Friday (9:00 a.m. to 06:30 p.m) & Tuesday (Closed)

  • Best time to visit: June to September

  • Price per person: Rs. 1,959 approximately  for online tickets

  • Major attractions: The Seated Scribe, Venus de Milo, Diana of Versailles, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Virgin and Child from the Sainte-Chapelle, Marcellus as Hermes Logios, etc.

  • Nearby Hotels: Chez Vous ST HONORE, Chambre d hote, Hotel Moliere, Cheval Blanc Paris, etc. 

  • Any Tip: You should buy tickets online to get them at a lower price. Go through the Carrousel du Louvre to avoid standing in long queues at the pyramid entrance. 

3. Disneyland

If you are a die-heart Disney lover and want to relive your childhood, do not skip this famous place. Almost 15 million travellers annually visit Disneyland in Paris. Visit the Disney Gallery and Toy Story Playland Boutique to get beautiful gifts for friends and families in your homeland. Recently, Disneyland hotels have been opened where you can experience a 5-star residence with the feeling of royalty. 

  • Location: Bd de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, France

  • Timings: Sunday to Monday (9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: Mid-September to Mid-November

  • Price per person: Rs. 9,914 approximately (1-day undated ticket) 

  • Major attractions: Disneyland resorts, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Mickey's Mix Magic, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.

  • Nearby Hotels: Hotel L'Elysee Val D'Europe, Hôtel Dali, Marriott's Village D'ile-de-france,Piapia Hotel, Piapia Hotel, etc.

  • Any Tip: Wear comfortable cotton clothes to keep your day out at ease. Also, visit during weekdays to avoid crowds. 

4. Puy du Fou

It is France's famous and favourite theme park. Do not skip this out from your itinerary if you want to witness the excellence of French. You will see almost 20 grand shows presented like real action movies. Let yourself flow with the emotions of varied shows like Roman chariot races, musketeer duels, etc. For over 45 years, Puy du Fou has been revolutionising the entertainment world through its appraisable shows. So, no matter what your age is, you will enjoy every show.

  • Location: 85590 Les Epesses, France

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: April and May

  • Price per person: Rs. 3,917 approximately

  • Major attractions: 20 multi-awards winning shows like Le Signe du Triomphe, Les Vikings, Les Amoureux de Verdun, Le Secret de la lance, etc. 

  • Nearby by Hotels: Au Petit Bignon, Chambres d'hôtes Logis Charrier Le Petit Bignon, Les Trois Geais, Les Trois Geais, Domaine Mélusine, etc.

  • Any Tip: There are many shows to cover, so plan a schedule. You must arrive 30 minutes before a show starts as it becomes crowded when you come at the last moment. 

5. Luxembourg Gardens

If you love greenery and want to see more of it, visit Luxembourg Gardens for fresh air. Aside, there is a royal palace, which is located as a centrepiece of the garden. If you are travelling with kids, make them ride toy boats in the clear lake just in front of the palace. You can also sit on the chairs and have snacks to experience some quality time with your family. Take a small walk and witness more than 100 sculptures in Luxembourg Gardens.

  • Location: 75006 Paris, France

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday (Opening time: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and closing time:  4: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: March to May and September to December

  • Price per person: Free (Garden access only)

  • Major attractions: 106 statues, Monumental Medici fountain, Orangerie, Pavillon Davioud, and activities like rides, slides, etc.  

  • Nearby Hotels: Hotel de Lille, Hotel le Senat, Elysa Luxembourg Hotel, Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, Hôtel Baume, etc.

  • Any Tip: It is an open space, so wear comfortable clothes and sunglasses for protection. Carry water with you to keep your body hydrated.

6. Arc de Triomphe

It is a famous monument of France which you must include in your itinerary. The Arc de Triomphe holds immense historical significance as it was made in honour of the victories of Grande Armee. To know more about its history, you need to witness the flames lit on the tomb of the soldiers of the Great War. You can go to its terrace by climbing 46 steps. You will see a beautiful scenic night and day view of the city.

  • Location: Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

  • Timings: Wednesday to Monday (10:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.) and Tuesday (1:00 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: March, April, September, and October

  • Price per person: Rs. 1,424 approximately

  • Major attractions: Arc de Triomphe Paris’ Memorial Flame, Terrace View

  • Nearby Hotels: Hôtel Splendid Étoile, Hôtel Magda Champs-Elysées, Hôtel Princesse Caroline, Hotel Vernet, Maison Albar - Le Champs-Elysées, etc.

  • Any Tip: Try to visit the place during the evening (6: 30 p.m.) as the authorities lit the flame then. Do not miss out on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the bottom of the monument.  

7. Seine River

It is a historical river, flowing 485 miles through France. Almost half of Paris gets its water supply from this river. It has become one of the significant places in France due to its world-class cruise rides. A traveller must not miss experiencing the ultimate beauty of this city by cruising. You would get a different perspective on the picturesque view of the city as the cruise will float by the iconic tourist attractions and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, etc. So book your tickets and experience a fabulous taste of France while cruising on gorgeous cruises.

  • Location: NA

  • Timings: NA

  • Best time to visit: June and August

  • Price per person: Free

  • Major attractions: Evening River Cruise, Seine River Bistronomic Dinner Cruise, etc. 

  • Nearby Hotels: Hotel de Lille, Hotel du Danube Saint Germain, Hotel Da Vinci, Bel Ami Hotel, Millesime Hotel, etc.

  • Any Tip: Book your preferred Seine River Cruises. Carefully use the audio guides and listen to the on-board commentary to learn more about the iconic landmarks you pass by. 

8. Palais Garnier

Including this architectural masterpiece in your itinerary is a must, as it is one of France's most glorifying and royal monuments. If you are an aesthete, this tourist spot is a paradise to visit as it represents a perfect harmony of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Palais Garnier is an Italian-style auditorium with a magical interior where you can witness some dazzling dance shows and operas. Book your tickets and experience the undeniable modernity of outstanding buildings.

  • Location: Pl. de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: NA

  • Price per person: Rs. 1,916 approximately (Guided tour ticket)

  • Major attractions: Famous operas, dance shows

  • Nearby Hotels: Hôtel Astra Opéra - Astotel, Hotel Caumartin Opera - Astotel, Maison Albar - Le Vendome, Hotel Indigo Paris - Opera, an IHG Hotel,  Sofitel Le Scribe Paris Opéra, etc.

  • Any Tip: Make online payments and book tickets in advance. Go early to avoid the crowded entrance and marbled balcony.

9. Musee d’Orsay

It is a small and chic museum located on the bank of the Seine River. You will get to witness an extraordinary art collection from the year of 1914 and 1848. Annually, almost three million tourists visit Musee d’Orsay due to its mesmerising interiors. Unlike other museums, it is designed as an old train station. The most popular place for clicking pictures here is in front of a giant click window on the fifth floor. Besides, after you enter the museum, you will see marvellous sculptures made by various famous French artists like Jean Baptiste Carpeaux.

  • Location: Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 75007 Paris, France

  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Thursday (9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.) and Monday (Closed)

  • Best time to visit: November to March

  • Price per person: Rs. 5,828 approximately (Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour Ticket)

  • Major attractions:  Orsay guided tour, Rodin museum

  • Nearby Hotels: Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh, etc.

  • Any Tip: Hire a tour for a detailed overview of varied famous paintings. 

10. ZooParc de Beauval

If you are an animal lover, visit Beauval Zoo with your family and have fun. It is said to be one of France's most beautiful and green zoological parks, which you must not miss at any cost. There are around 5700 animals of 600 varied species (approximately) in the zoo. You can see some of the rare Giant pandas in Beauval Zoo. Besides, you can enjoy varied animal shows and talks with your family. This museum has varied species of birds and hosts spectacular bird shows to provide a lifelong experience to the visitors.  

  • Location: Av. du Blanc, 41110 Saint-Aignan, France

  • Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

  • Best time to visit: May, June, July, August, September and October

  • Price per person: Rs. 3,206 approximately (Dated 1-day ticket)

  • Major attractions: Les Maîtres des Airs, L’Odyssée des Lions de Mer, Educational talks, discovery activities, etc.

  • Nearby Hotels: Les Pagodes de Beauval, Les Jardins De Beauval, Relais Touraine Sologne, Les Rivages De Beauval, etc.

  • Any Tip: It is advisable to visit the zoo before 30 minutes the gate opens to avoid long queues. To avoid on-site booking lines, do advance ticket booking online. 

The Bottom Line

France comprises some of the most lively cities, popular wine regions, etc. From mesmerising tourist spots to beautiful hotels and eateries, you can experience all in this country. 

However, ensure to buy travel insurance before travelling to this Schengen country. Emergencies can arise anytime and anywhere, so ensure financial protection by getting insurance. Now that you know the best places to visit in France, pack your bag and fly to this historical and magical country with your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some commonly asked questions about the unique places in France.


Is France safe for tourists?

Yes, France is safe for tourists. However, Criminal activities like stealing, mugging, etc., can occur among tourists. 

Should you bring traveller’s credit cards while travelling to France? 

France accepts cards from travellers, although they only take MasterCard and Visa. Thus, it is preferable to carry cash along with the cards. 

What is the best way to travel to France from India?

There are several ways to travel from India to France, including air, sea, and land. However, travelling by flight is faster and more convenient than other modes of transportation. 

Do I need a visa to travel to France?

Yes, Indians need to have a valid visa to travel to France. You must know that visa officials do not provide visas on arrival to Indian citizens, so get your visa done before flying to France. 

When is the best time to travel to France?

The best time to travel to France with your family is from April to May and June to August. One can also travel to this country between September and October. 

What mode of transportation should a tourist use in France?

France has an extensive array of train networks. So, tourists must use trains as they are cheaper and more time-efficient. 

Is travel insurance mandatory for Indians?

Yes, having travel insurance while travelling to France is compulsory. Thus, you should buy travel insurance to visit this Schengen nation. While buying insurance, you must look into the policy terms carefully.  

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