Picturesque landscapes, quaint castles, and chic cities lie within France’s seemingly endless landmass.
Paris, the capital of France, is the most densely populated city in the country, with an estimated population of over two million people. Paris is known as the “city of romance” and receives thirty million foreign visitors per year. The most famous tourist attractions are the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame de Paris. Although Paris is the most populous, Marseille comes in second place with over 852,395 residents. Marseille is the oldest commune in France, with deciduous forests to the East, the Garlaban and Etoile mountain ranges to the North, and the Gulf of Lion to the West. It is celebrated for its old traditional dishes, especially bouillabaisse–a fish soup containing mussels, eel, whitefish, tomato, and other elements (Purvis). The third most populous city is Lyon, which comes in at over 472,305 residents. Lyon is recognized for being the capital of gastronomy, mostly because nu...
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