France is rich in local culture and history. Despite its prominent location within Europe, it has managed to keep its own identity which has made it a haven for tourists. In this article we look at 10 amazing images from various locations around France – all unique in their own special way.
Amazing Photos of France
France played a significant role in the Second World War with British troops landing on the beaches of Normandy to thwart the advances of the German army. Although eventually the Germans were defeated, many Allied soldiers lost their lives in the initial invasion and throughout the rest of the war. This photo has been selected as it is a memorial for the Allied troops. The image itself is beautifully composed and sends shivers down your spine.
One of the most iconic landmarks of France is the Eiffel Tower so no image collection would be complete without it. This stunning shot has been taken from the ground and shows the Eiffel Tower lit up in radiant gold against a dark blue night sky. Truly magical.
The Louvre may house numerous historical paintings such as the Mona Lisa but the building itself is also of artistic significance. In this image, the Louvre can be seen at sun set with a stunning reflection doubling its beauty.
Seen in many 50s films, L’Arc de Triomphe is a well known Parisian landmark so it simply has to be including within this collection. This black and white image gives the arch a majestic feel and enhances the carved detailing.
France is a popular destination for the rich and famous with no destination more prevalent than Monaco. This shot encapsulates the very essence of Monaco as it features a number of luxurious boats with the city itself in the background.
Dijon has a lot more to offer tourists than just the traditional yellow mustard that comes from there. Home of a wealth of historical and religious buildings that sport awe inspiring architecture, this image features a stained glass window from the Saint-Benigne Cathedral. This photo perfectly captures the bright glass which makes up a series of religious scenes.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame is famous not only for its architecture but also for the story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, a popular Disney Film. This image is worthy of being included in this collection as the jaunty angle beautifully shows the intricate detailing that went into the cathedral.
The Palace of Versaille is a popular tourist attraction with people of all ages. This photograph beautifully captures some of the ornate ceiling paintings which have been carefully maintained within the palace.
This beautiful photograph shows the town of Rocamadour which is believed to be the resting place of the Virgin Mary. As a result this scenic town perched on the side of a cliff is full of religious and historic buildings. The photograph perfectly captures the precarious location of the town, along with the thriving landscape around it.
The final amazing photograph from France is this shot of Lourdes. A popular holiday destination and pilgrimage location, this image captures the exquisite architecture along with the majestic gold cross. The cloudy grey background gives this image a moody feel and touch of drama.
With so many beautiful buildings and historic monuments to visit, France is a holiday hotspot for those looking for culture.