This is an informative essay about many tourist attractions in europe.

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The Most Popular Tourist

Attractions in Europe

There are many tourist attractions in Europe and has had a very long history. Many countries such as France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Amsterdam all have these very popular attractions.

There is a vast history of tourism around the world, especially in Europe. There are writings of Herodotus, a historian who lived in the fifth century BC. He traveled by sea to Egypt, Persia, Sicily, and Babylon Travel writing is thus an activity with a history that stretches over two thousand years. (Swarbrooke and Horner 12)

The steady march of tourism development in Europe was halted by the Dark Ages. With the end of the Roman empire came the end of most tourism for they were the
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(Devine 402) Another cave in France is the Armand Cave. In 1897, a french potholer, Louis Armand, exploring in the Limestone Hills of the Ce`vennes fifty miles northwest of Montpellier, discovered the deep cavern later named after him. After making his way down a vertical shaft 246 feet deep, he entered a vast chamber, now known as La Grande Salle which measures 330 feet by 180 feet. The floor is covered with what has been described as a "forest" of stalagmites, formed from the percolation of water through the roof of the cave. The tallest of these is 100 feet high. (Devine 398)

One of the most popular places in France is the Eiffel Tower. People come from all over the world just to see this huge tower. It is placed in the middle of Paris. Tourists climb or take an elevator to the top. Another attraction in Paris is Jim Morrison's grave. Many people come to

pay tribute to this very influential poet and rock star.

England is also a popular place for tourists to go. Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous places in Great Britain. The Queen of England resides here, along with her other royal blood relatives. The Guards are perhaps the most famous at Buckingham Palace, for they never move. Tourists will go up to them, but the guards never even blink.

Ragdale Hall was established in the 1970s as a business which offers customers the opportunity to experience health, beauty, and fitness treatments. It has had many alterations made in the last twenty…