France

7 Wonders of France

France, officially known as the French Republic, is a country that is comprised of the western European mainland and several overseas territories. The mainland, which is part of Europe, serves as the eligible location for wonder consideration.The European mainland of France occupies an area totaling 213,011 square miles (551,695 sq. km). It is bordered by the North Sea and the English Channel from the northern side, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean, Spain, and Andorra to the south, and Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland to the east.

So, what are the 7 Wonders of France? Here is a look at the magnificent attractions that call France home.

What are the 7 Wonders of France?

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was constructed between 1887 and 1889 to serve as the entrance into the 1889 World’s Fair. It is a wrought iron lattice tower that is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower reaches a height of 1,063 feet (324 m) which is comparable to an 81-storey building. It is the tallest structure in Paris and the second tallest structure in France. The Eiffel Tower is the most frequented paid monument in the world with over 6.9 million travelers ascending it annually.

The Eiffel Tower features two restaurants which include Le 58 Tour Eiffel located on the first level and then Le Jules Verne located on the second level. It is arguably the most recognized and iconic landmark in the world.

Louvre

The Louvre is an iconic landmark located on the right bank of the Seine river in Paris. It is also called the Louvre Museum. It is the world’s largest museum and a historic and traditional iconic landmark monument for all of France.

The Louvre is a museum that occupies 782,910 square feet (72,735 sq. m). There are over 380,000 objects with over 35,000 displays of art that has been collected from the prehistoric period to the 21st century.

The Egyptian antiquities features over 50,000 pieces covering 4,000 BC to the 4th century AD. There are 12 curators who manage the over 7,500 pieces. It is home to the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, which is one of the most famous paintings ever.

Palace of Versailles


The Palace of Versailles served as the primary residence of the Kings of France between the years 1682 through 1789. It is about 20 miles (14 km) southwest from the middle of Paris.

The Palace of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and serves as one of the most iconic French Historic Monuments. Some of the most significant treasures are the Hall of Mirrors, the royal residence, the Grand Trianon, the Opera theater, and of course the enormous and immaculately landscaped garden with accompanying fountains, canals and geometric flower beds.

The palace occupies a floor area of 721,182 square feet (67,000 sq. m) making it the grandest palace in France and one of the largest in the world.