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france-hotel-room The tourism industry in France is huge, making it one of the top destinations in the world. As a result, France hotels offer plenty of quality for tourists and many amenities, depending on what you can afford to spend on your room. Since each country has a different view on what a hotel should offer, I thought I would give you a basic description of France hotels, from 1 to 5 stars, and what they offer.

France Hotels With 1 Star

If you just want a place to sleep and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, a 1 star hotel might be just what you’re looking for. In some cases you will be able to find hotels that have their own bathroom in the room, instead of a common one.

France Hotels With 2 Stars

The amenities offered by two star hotels vary, so do some research before choosing where you will stay. Some will habe meeting rooms and business facilities, while others will give you free parking. Some will have their own restaurant and offer breakfast, while others will lack this option.

France Hotels With 3 Stars

Three star hotels are the most popular choice in France, and it shows. There are usually more 3 star hotels in French cities than any other category of hotel. Their prices will depend both on the facilities that they offer and on their location. Internet access is freely available only in the hotel lobby in a lot of cases, but there are some hotels out there that will provide it for free in your own room.

France Hotels With 4 Stars

In most cases, 4 star hotels in France will have the possibility of room service, in case you want a hot meal or a snack brought to you. You will also find fitness rooms, so if you’re used to training, you will be able to do it while in vacation. Almost all four star hotels in France will have restaurants inside the hotels, with quality food and great ambiance.

PostHeaderIcon France Museums

louvre-museum A diverse and beautiful country, France is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The many museums and the art that can be found inside them, are just some of the reasons why France is so popular. Millions of people visit the France museums each year and see some of the best works of art that the human culture has ever produced.

You will find in France a huge number of museums, from art, to history, castles and palaces. All can be visited if you want to see them. Some of the best museums in France can be found in the city of Paris. This is truly home to some of the most magnificent works of art. A few of the museums that I would highly recommend you to visit if you’re in Paris are the Louvre Museum, Centre Pompidou, Sacre-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The most popular museum in France is the Louvre, which is also one of the largest museums of the world. From ancient times to the 20th century, the Louvre Museum has huge art collections, which will take you entire days to see and admire. It’s considered by many to be the best art museum of our times, with paintings like the Mona Lisa (by Leonardo da Vinci) in its collection.

Since there are so many art lovers visiting France museums each year, it can get a little crowded at times. To avoid the crowds a good tip would be to arrive either at the beginning, when the museum opens up, or at the end, since many museums stay open until late. For example, the Louvre is open until 10 PM, during two days of the week (Wednesday and Friday). This is also true for other great museums, though opening hours and days when they are open at night will differ.