France is one of the oldest nations of Europe, and also the largest nation in Western Europe. It has a rich cultural heritage and is famous for their cuisine and world class cities. It has one of the strongest economies in the world, and plays an important role in European politics.
It borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Andorra. The country is also bordered by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and has some incredible beaches to boast.
There are over 62 million people living in France. Though there is no official religion, the majority of citizens are Catholics. Many towns and cities throughout the country have churches and even extravagant cathedrals. As most of Europe, France has increasing immigration rates.
The country is known for their famous “baguette”, a bread stick which is widely available all over the country. They also boast some of the best wines and cheeses of the world.
It is one of the world’s greatest wine producing countries, from strong reds to world class Champagne. The temperate climate, slightly cooler than Spain with cold winters and hot summers, makes for ideal conditions for growing wine grapes.
The cities of France have fascinating history and offer so much to explore. Paris is a great place to experience in country.
This capital city is known as the city of love and has a massive tourist infrastructure, fine museums, incredible shopping and dining.
Paris is more expensive than most of Western Europe, though the rest of France has similar pricing to the surrounding area and also use the Euro. Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse are other major urban areas of France.
As a growing, modern nation with a strong cultural identity and rich history, France is a popular destination with many resources for travellers. Enjoy the stunning Loire valley, fall in love with Paris, and enjoy the tasty boulangerie and wines of France.