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Around the world 3. France

France

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Capital and the largest city: Paris

Official language: French

Population in 2016: 66710000

Currency: Euro

Area: 643801km

         ۲۴۸۶۰۰ sq mi

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Geography of France

 France is a country in Western Europe. France borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. To the west is the Bay of Biscay; to the North are the English Channel and the North Sea. To the north it borders Belgium and Luxembourg. The eastern border consists of Germany, Switzerland and Italy. To the south of France are Spain, Andorra, Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea.

Culture

Many French artists have been among the most renowned of their time, and France is stills recognized the world for its rich culture tradition.

Painting, Architecture, literature, music, philosophy, cinema and fashion are remarkable in France and historical buildings and museums cause the highest number of tourists visit France per year.

There are many French famous authors and the first Nobel Prize in literature was for a French author.

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French food or French Cuisine

There are many dishes that are considered part of French national food (Cuisine) today. A meal often consists of three courses, introductory (sometimes soup), main course, and cheese course or dessert, sometimes with a salad offered before the cheese or dessert.

 Top ten tourists Attractions in France

France is packed full of fantastic attractions to visit. This is a selection of top ten  sights in France.

one-Grotte De Font De Gaume

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A prehistoric Cave in Les Eyzies, Grotte de fonte de Gaume contains a series of fascinating wall paintings from this period and forms part of the UNESCO world Heritage of the vezere Valley and its many prehistoric caves.

two-D-Day sites

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of the largest and most crucial wartime operations in history , the Normandy beaches and other D-Day sights are among the top tourists attractions of France.visitors can explore the beaches themselves, museums, examining the history of D-Day as well as the locations of operations by special forces and airborne troops.

three-Pont Du Gard

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Pont Du gard is a wonderous and iconic ancient bridge and aqueduct which is now a spectacular sight to visit.

four-Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower attracts thousands of tourists every day. This vast iron monument was completed in 1889 and is one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. The most extensive views can be found on the tower’s 3rd level at 276m.

five-Carcassonne

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Dating back to before the Roman era, Carcassonne is a picturesque fortified town in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. There is a heap of great attractions to explore in Carcassonne, not least of which are the incredible double fortified 3 km walls which boats 52 separate towers.

six-Nimes Arena

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What is probably the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world- better even than Rome’s Colosseum- Nimes Arena really gives you an idea of what it would have been like for Roman spectators. It includes an interactive audio guide and some detailed exhibits to really bring the experience to life.

seven-Musee  Du Louvre

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One of the best known major visitor attractions in France, the Louvre contains world-famous art, sculpture and artefacts from periods spanning over 2000 years of history. Indeed, the building itself is a 12th century fort turned medieval palace.

eight-WW1 Battlefields

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A somber reflection of a terrible conflict, the World War one battlefields are among the most frequented tourist destinations in France. From the trenches of the Somme to the solemn cemeteries and memorials and through to the museums which tell the story of this sad time, these places remain a startling reminder of a history that should not be forgotten.

nine-Mont Saint- Michel

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A medieval town perched a top an imposing rocky outcrop in Normandy, Mont Saint- Michel is one of the top attractions in France and contains, among other things, a stunning Romanesque Abbey, medieval church and historic battlements.

ten-Palace of Versailles

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There is a huge amount to see here, from stunning architecture to fabulous furniture, art and antiques and of course the magnificent gardens.

gathered from:

www.wikipedia.org

www.historvius.com