Battle of Attraction
Tonight the French take on the Swiss in the Arena Fonte Nova, but who would win in a battle of attraction? No I am not talking about if Olivier Giroud is more attractive than Mario Gavranovic! We are comparing top tourist attractions.
Chamonix (France) vs. St.Mortiz (Switzerland)
If taking to the ski slope floats your boat then these two resorts will be hard to choose between. Chamonix is located at the foot of Mount Blanc and was the site of the first ever Winter Olympic games in 1924. Not only a top location for pushing your ski skills to the limit, in summer the resort is a beautiful alpine wood.
You will need your Gold Card if you are planning to visit St. Moritz, a notorious playground for the wealthy. With some of the top resorts on the ski circuit the après ski is legendary; enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Health Spa Centre, savour truffles in its many fine restaurants or take a dip in the mud baths - there is so much on offer.
It’s a close call, but Switzerland score in the opening minute: France 0 Switzerland 1
Palace of Versailles (France) vs. St. Gallen (Switzerland)
A trip to a foreign country wouldn’t be complete without checking out some of the local architecture. Louis XIII built the Palace of Versailles in 1624, a beautifully designed and striking building set in preened gardens with an impressive lawn. The Palace remained the official residence of the Kings of France until October 1789 when the royals had to flee during the French Revolution.
Once a humble medieval town, St. Gallen has grown into the seventh largest city in Switzerland. The old town is full of picturesque buildings, adorned with carved balconies, colourful murals and statues. The large twin-towered cathedral is as impressive on the inside as the out!
In the first quarter France equalises with a beauty: France 1 Switzerland 1
Mont Saint-Michel (France) vs. Chateau de Chillon, Montreux (Switzerland)
These next two attractions are so unique this will be a tough competition. Saint-Michel is a beautiful and well-preserved medieval village, located on a small tidal island just off the cost of Normandy. With a population of less than 100 residents this mystical island offers narrow winding streets, beautiful chapels, gardens and museums with the crowning attraction of the Abby of Mount Saint-Michel.
In the heart of the Swizz Riviera on the shore of Lake Geneva is the beautiful Chateaux de Chillon a breath-taking castle that juts onto the lake. One of Switzerland’s most visited attractions, a trip here involves a gentle walk along the lakefront and a tour of the tower, courtyards and dungeons.
Just after half time France take a penalty shot and take the lead: France 2 Switzerland 1
Gorge du Verdon (France) vs. Mt. Pilatus (Switzerland)
Gorge du Verdon is a spectacular 15mile long canyon, with the Verdon River nestled 700 meters at the bottom. Emerald green in colour, the river is the canyons most beautiful feature and enjoyed close up by taking part in a variety of water sports.
From being in the water to getting a great view of it, Mt. Pilatus near the lakeside city of Lucerne provides the perfect birds eye view of the scenery. You can take a cable car to the top and take in the spectacular view of the lake, and the 2,120 meter tall mountain is also a great venue for walking.
Just before full time France score the final goal of the match, taking our result to France 3 Switzerland 1.
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