The geographic area of modern day France was originally colonized in antiquity by the Gauls, then taken over in the 4th century AD by Germanic invaders known as the Franks, from whom the nation’s name was derived. France remained a monarchy until the French revolution in 1789 transformed it into a republic. Through its storied history, France possessed tremendous influence in shaping European politics, economy and culture. Many of humanity’s scientific breakthroughs and most famous works of art came from France.
Your vacation with Ritz Tours takes you to visit France via the famous Eurostar train, which journeys under the English Channel from Dover to arrive at fabulous Paris.
Situated on the banks of the eternally romantic Seine River, Paris is the capital of France and home to 2.2M inhabitants. Paris and its surrounding area are home to numerous famous historical monuments and landmarks, including Bastille, the Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Opera House, Place de la Concorde, Louvre Museum, and Versaille Palace.