French tourists prefer the sights of London to the Eiffel Tower and Versailles, because they reveal the history of Great Britain as it was reported by Express media group.
"Tourists from France believe that British sights are imbued with the spirit of history, so they prefer them more the monuments in Paris," writes the newspaper.
According to the newspaper, despite the fact that Paris is the most popular tourist city in the world, the French do not see anything remarkable in it and prefer London. Also, the factors that contribute to the popularity of the city were the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which will be held on May 19, and Brexit.
According to search service and Jetcost air tickets booking house, only 39% of French people visited the Eiffel Tower and 31% went to Versailles at least once. At the same time, 46% of French tourists rode the London Eye, and 44% visited Buckingham Palace.
These data were obtained having held a survey of 2,400 Frenchmen over the age of 18 traveling abroad on an airplane during the last 5 years.
“The landmarks outside the country always seem more attractive than at home, despite the fact that they also keep a part of culture, heritage and history," said the Jetcost spokesman.
France ranks first in the foreign tourist flow to the UK.