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Capital:

Paris

Population:

66,736,000

Language:

French

Size of Country:

248,573 sq miles

France

(The French Republic)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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An overview of France

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, France has around 85 million visitors each year. That is by far the most in the world with the USA coming second with (around) 75 million and Britain just 35 million visitors. So how is it that a nation – not always renowned for the warmth of its welcome, and where English, the world language, is far from guaranteed to be spoken – manage to attract so many visitors? … read more

Accomodation

If you search Google for Holiday Accommodation in France you will get around 75 million results. Now that is going to take an awful lot of time to work your way through so how about letting someone else thin all these options down a little for you? … read more

Places of Interest

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How to Get There

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Weather & Climate

France stretches from northern Europe to the Mediterranean. That alone creates a great variety in climatic conditions. But, additionally, France is bordered by four seas – the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. It has three mountain ranges (the Alps, the Jura and the Pyrenees), and the edge of the central European lowlands. This means that France is a country with very diverse climatic conditions, resulting in very different weather patterns. … read more

Local Cuisine

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Things To Do in France

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A Brief History of France

People have lived in France since around 40,000 BC. By 6,000 BC there was scattered farming and by 1,000 BC the Celts arrived from the East. They brought druids, warriors and craftsmen, and they shared the land with existing farmers. This region became known as Gaul and included land that was to become part of Belgium and Switzerland. The language used was Gaulish which was similar to modern-day Breton, Gaelic or Welsh. The whole territory was conquered in 51 BC by Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars. … read more

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