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  • France's enduring allure

    With a commanding lead as the world's most visited country, France focuses on increasing tourism revenue and dispelling negative perceptions. More»


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      France's enduring allure

      So much of what France touts -- gastronomy, history and culture, to name a few -- can now be found in plenty of other countries. Yet it remains on top in terms of visitor numbers, begging the question: Is what France has still that much more enticing than what other countries can offer? Pictured here, the city of Bordeaux has been reborn as a tourism destination and as a gateway to some of France's most well-known wine regions. TW photo by Michelle Baran; posted July 16, 2014

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      France's enduring allure

      The city of Strasbourg. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      Lyon is gaining in popularity as a destination. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      The twin cities of Tain L'Hermitage and Tournon-Sur-Rhone are connected by a bridge. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      A familiar scene from a canal barge cruise through the Alsace and Lorraine regions. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      Chateau d'Yquem in the Sauternes wine-producing region of southern Bordeaux. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      A France Journeys group participating in a grape harvest. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      Travelers with French Wine Explorers. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      Protravel's Howard Lewis in Normandy at the Point du Hoc D-Day battleground in March. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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      France's enduring allure

      The Louvre-Lens, a regional branch of the Louvre Museum, was established in the city of Lens, a former mining capital in northern France. Photo by Louvre-Lens/Philippe Chancel

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      France's enduring allure

      Ayme Truffe in France's Provence region, where guests can go out with the shop's owners and their dogs to sniff out black truffles. TW photo by Michelle Baran

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