France is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world by volume of visitors. The most popular sights are; Paris (Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, Sainte-Chapelle, Musée Picasso), nearby Palace of Versailles, the Loire valley with its extravagant chateaux (Château de Chambord, Chenonceau), the Riviera or Cote d'Azur, Alsace (Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg), Provence (Aix en Provence), Normandy (Mont-Saint-Michel, Caen)... the list seems endless.  A country renowned for its history, architecture, cuisine, culture, style, weather, France's reputation is well deserved.