France travel guide
- Capital: Paris
- Form of government: republic
- population: 66.991.000
- emergency number police: 17
- emergency number ambulance: 15
- country code: +33
- electric voltage: 230 volt
Officially known as the French Republic (in French: République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories. France, which has existed in its present form since the fifteenth century, is Europe's oldest and largest nation. It is a leader in intellectual trends, the fine arts, fashion, and cuisine.
France is also the world's fourth-richest country, and Europe's leading agricultural producer. In spite of recent events, France remains the world's number one tourist destination, and by a large margin remains one of the safer places in the world to visit. It’s not hard to understand why, France has it all! Tourist sites to accommodate all tastes; it has some of the greatest beaches in Europe, as well as the highest mountains and the finest historic monuments, the most beautiful cities, the most idyllic countryside, magnificent castles, the finest rivers, and plenty more. Not to mention some of the best restaurants and the finest wines. You can find more hotels than any other European country.
France is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with its capital is Paris. Paris is the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban cities include Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice, Strasbourg, Montpellier and many more.