Bonjour! Magical Paris, romance, fashion, elegance, countless art galleries and museums, crispy baguettes, hundreds of types of cheese. Fine wines, champagnes and delicious pastries like croissants, macarons, or pain au chocolat… All of that is what France is definitely most famous for. But there is much more waiting for the curious travelers… Medieval castles, charming small towns, and breathtaking diverse landscapes which are ranging from stunning sandy beaches and coastlines, famous vineyards, and dreamy lakes like Lake Geneva or Lake Annecy, to high and mighty mountain ranges of the Alps and Pyrenees. Without a doubt, France is a country that easily steals hearts and lets us fall in love with over and over again…
France is the 3rd largest country in Europe and is divided into 18 regions: 13 are mainland and 5 are overseas (French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Guadeloupe, and Mayotte). The most popular regions among travelers are Paris, Provence, French Riviera, Bordeaux, and Normandy. France is so big and diverse that you could spend years exploring it and still have a lot ahead of you. Wait no more and start planning your trip to France today, as there is nothing to wait for… C'est la vie!
Official language: French
Currency: Euro €
Fun Facts About France
French people love cheese and are its highest consumers on the planet. There are about… 400 types of cheese produced in the country!
Louvre Museum in Paris is the largest museum in the world - it would take you around 200 days to see each of the 35,000 works of art on display at the museum if you took 30 seconds to see each and every piece! Louvre is also the most visited museum in the world.
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world - annually it welcomes about 90 million tourists.
Since 2016 it’s illegal for supermarkets to throw away food. Any unsold but edible food must be donated to food banks and charities.
Turning a baguette or bread upside down is seen as unlucky. Why? According to the legend when execution was to take place, the executioner didn't have time to stop at the bakery, so the baker would keep a loaf of bread for him. But in order to show that this specific bread was reserved he would turn it upside down. And that’s how a turned loaf of bread started to be associated with death and misfortune.