Complete Tour Guide

• Metropolitan France is located in Western Europe

France also has a number of territories in North America, the Caribbean, South America, the southern Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and Antarctica. These territories have varying forms of government ranging from overseas department to overseas collectivity.

With 81.9 million foreign tourists in 2007, France is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world, ahead of Spain, and North America. France features cities of high cultural interest, Paris being the foremost, beaches and seaside resorts, ski resorts, and rural regions that many enjoy for their beauty and tranquility Popular sites include; Popular tourist sites include; Eiffel Tower (6.2million),

Louvre Museum (5.7 million), Palace of Versailles (2.8 million), Musée d'Orsay (2.1 million), Arc de Triomphe (1.2 million), Centre Pompidou (1.2 million), Mont-Saint-Michel (1 million), Château de Chambord (711,000)

• France doesn’t have dollars they have euro's • Here is a picture of France money

• As of January 1, 2010, 65,447,374 people live in the French Republic. 62,793,432 of these live in metropolitan France, whereas 2,653,942 live in the French overseas departments and territories • At the beginning of the twentieth century, France's population was low compared to its neighbors, and due to its past history • However, the country's population sharply increased with the baby boom following World War II.

• France has a variety of food. • Most food is inspired by France’s cuisine.


Le petit déjeuner (breakfast) is often a quick meal consisting of "tartans" (slices) of French bread with jelly, croissants or pain au chocolate (a pastry filled with chocolate) along with coffee or tea. Children often drink hot chocolate in bowls along with their breakfast.

• Le déjeuner (lunch) was once a two hour mid-day meal but has recently seen a trend toward the one hour lunch break. Restaurants normally open for lunch at 12:00 noon and close at 2:30 pm. • Sunday lunches are often longer and are taken with the family. • Many restaurants close on Saturday and Monday during lunch • In some smaller towns the two hour lunch may still be customary.


Le dîner (dinner) often consists of three courses, hors d'oeuvre or entrée (introductory course often soup), plat principal (main course), and a cheese course or dessert, sometimes with a salad
offered before the cheese or dessert

Yogurt may replace the cheese course, while a normal everyday dessert would be fresh fruit.

• • French is the language that is spoken in France. According to the Francophone organization, there are 110 million people who frequently speak French (native speakers and frequent users combined).

• The colors for France are red white and blue

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