Culture and Heritage


France is the world's leading destination
for foreign tourists

89,4 million

 

foreign tourists

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), 2019

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French chef named
World's Best Female Chef

3 French winners

 

Dominique Crenn (2016), Hélène Darroze (2015), Anne Sophie Pic (2011)

World’s 50 Best Awards

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World's Best Pastry Chef

4 French Pastry chefs named « World’s Best Pastry Chef » in the last 5 years

 

Jessica Préalpato (2019) – Cédric Grolet (2018) – Dominique Ansel (2017) – Pierre Hermé (2016)

World’s 50 Best Awards

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Culture

Cultural and creative excellence

The Louvre is by far the most visited museum in the world (9.6 million visitors in 2019)

French history recreation theme park Puy du Fou was voted best theme park in 2012 & 2014; best attraction in 2015 and best creation in 2016.

Val Thorens was voted best ski resort in the world in 2019 (for the 7th year in a row).

Louvre, 2020

Applause Award, IAAPA, 2014 – Themed Entertainement Association (TEA), 2016

World Ski Awards, 2019

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UNESCO's world heritage list

45 listed sites

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56 foreign cultural centers in Paris

 

The capital city home to the largest number of foreign cultural centers and institutes in the world

Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris (FICEP), 2020

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More than 320 million of visitors

 

since 1992

Disneyland Paris, 2019

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