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Running Head: CULTURAL TOURISM INTEPRETATION
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Cultural tourism interpretation
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Description of the case study
Introduction
France is an internationally recognized tourism destination. It leads in the world’s field of
tourism. France is one of the oldest nations in the globe. It is a product of principalities and
duchies alliance in the middle ages. Culturally and historically it has played significant roles in
the western world having colonies in different parts of the globe. France is located in Western
Europe with an area of 547,030sq km. It hosts varieties of tourist attraction sites. Its cities such
as Paris, Strasbourg, and Lyon have a cultural interest. France has ski resorts, parks, Alpine
Mountains, beaches, spectacular gardens, picturesque villages and more (Moscardo, 2017). It has
a rich culture with wines and foods celebrated in the world.
Categories of tangible and intangible cultural heritage that exist in the destination
Various categories of tangible cultural heritage in France include buildings, monuments,
objects, places, and artifacts. One of the monuments in France which attract tourists is The Mont-
Saint-Michel. It is surrounded by bastions and walls and parched on rocks (Carr, 2018). It is
medieval architecture and a pilgrimage destination. There is also Arles Roman and Romanesque
Monuments which are mainly known for their superb amphitheater. An example of a place is
like the banks of River Seine which is lined with louvers museum, the city hall and Grand Palais.
The Louvre museum is the largest in the world and receives 8.5 visitors annually. It has famous
exhibits such as Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and houses collections that span history.
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Buildings include Chartres Cathedral which is an enduring landmark in religious and
medieval history. It has stained glass windows that create an ethereal effect by filtering colorful
light. The windows reveal craftsmanship to depict stories in the bible. There is also the Loire
Valley. It has medieval fortresses surrounded by ramparts and build on hilltops (Munjeri, 2014).
The sumptuous Renaissance castle was built for entertainment and enjoyment. There is also an
art museum called Musee d’Orsay. It is very popular because it houses the largest collection of
post-impressionist and impressionist paintings in the world. It is also dedicated to other works
like sculptures, furniture, and photography dating the 19th century.
There is the palace of Versailles which served as a royal court. Tourists come to see the
main palace, gardens and catch evening opera. It was designed for the glory of the French
monarchy. It has decorative pools, charming fountains and trimmed shrubbery. The Eiffel tower
is also another tangible cultural heritage. It is among the most iconic symbols in the world and
attracts visitors. There is also Port of the moon.
The categories of the intangible cultural heritage include oral traditions, habits,
expressions, traditional skills, designs, dance, crafts, stories, medicines and foods (Vecco, 2017).
The communities in France engage in crafts such as weaving to prepare Aubusson tapestry. They
use methods developed a long time to make decorative wall hangings, rugs and furniture. The
process is time-consuming hence they sell the products to tourists at high costs. Oral traditions
are music, songs, and dances such as Maloya. It was dedicated as a means of worshipping
ancestors but today is used to protest against slavery. Habits include having annual events to
raise funds to the poor. During the event, tourists are attracted by the musical troupes, dances,
carnival ball and children’s ball. They made foods such as gastronomic meals which compile of
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