With its wealth of fascinating landmarks and experience, France has along been a popular destination for tourists all over the world. In some fantastic news for the country, it has smashed its previous record for tourism levels, welcoming a massive 81.4 million people during 2011.
Taken from the official tourism figures for the country, it left the previous record of 77.6 million in its wake, a figure set back in 2010, marking a 4.8% increase despite some initial fears over tourism in the country. European visitors certainly made up the bulk of travellers, with 67.8 million of them accounting for almost 84% of the total.
Among the most popular places for tourists to visit is Paris, with millions of people flocking to stay in one of the many hotels in Paris
throughout the year to see iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, L`Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. Why not take your holidays to France this summer and find out just why it is so popular?
Published on 20/7/2012.Latest Destination News