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Facts About France

France has a lot to offer visitors. There are stunning beaches, mountain ranges, ancient ruins, majestic castles, historic cities and villages, and modern cities with the best shopping in the world. Not to mention that France has some of the finest, and most delicious cuisine in the world.

There are a ton of attractions in France worth visiting, but you should definitely start by crossing some of these off of your travel list.

Great Tourist Attractions in France

Paris

Paris by itself has a wide range of attractions that draw in visitors from all over the world every year.

  • Eiffel Tower – Probably the most well-known tourist attraction in France, the Eiffel Tower was built by Gustav Eiffel in 1887. It stands 324 meters high and offers a breathtaking view of Paris.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral – The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the longest-standing symbols of Paris. It is one of the most beautiful examples of French Gothic architecture and is well-known for the statues and gargoyles that adorn its roof.
  • Louvre Museum – This museum is said to be the most visited museum in the world and is divided into eight departments; Egyptian antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, Sculptures of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Modern Times, Islamic Art, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, Objects of art and Oriental antiquities.

Lascaux Caves

Located near the village of Montignac, Lascaux is a complex of caves that feature some of the oldest cave paintings discovered. The rock paintings are said to be around 17,000 years old.

French Alps

The portion of the Alps that is within France is known as the French alps. This is a great spot for sports such as hiking, skiing and snowboarding.

Provence

This region is known for its charming historic towns and its romantic lavender fields. Photographers travel to this area often to get pictures of the stunning fields of flowers.

French Riviera

Also known as the Côte d’Azur, this is the Mediterranean coast in Southeast France. This area is famous for its glamorous beaches, stunning views and picture-perfect water.

Information Type France Data

Population

65,273,511 people (June 2020)

Gross Domestic Product PPP (GDP)

US$2.7 trillion (2019 est.)

GDP Per Capita

US$44,800 (2020)

Inflation Rate

0.9% (2013 est.)

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Exchange Rate Versus U.S. Dollar

0.88 euro per U.S. dollar (June 2020)

Language

French

Capital

Paris

Population of Capital City

11 million (metropolitan area, 2020)

Time Zone

GMT plus 1

International Dialing Code

33

Electricity

230V / 50 Hz. Plug Type: E

System of Government

Republic

Current Leader

President Emmanuel Macron (since May 14, 2017)

Inheritance Tax

0% to 60%

Transfer Tax

3% to 5.09%

Sales Tax

20%

Restrictions on Foreign
Ownership of Property

None

Local Chamber of Commerce

www.acfci.cci.fr
46-48, Avenue de la Grande Armee.
CS 50071 75858
Paris Cedex 17
Tel: 33-0-1-4069-3700

American Chamber of Commerce

www.amchamfrance.org
AmCham France
77, Rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris

Tel: 33-0-1-5643-4567

Primary Exports

Machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, iron, steel, beverages.

National Airline

Air France
www.airfrance.com

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