Discovering France

  • Paris, the world’s number one tourist destination

    Paris and its surrounding area were once again the world’s number one tourist destination in 2013, with 32.3 million tourists stayingat hotels in the Ile-de-France region, according to the regional tourism committee. (...)

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  • Francophonie

    In its broadest meaning, the word Francophonie encompasses all the activities of promoting the French Language and all the values it offers. With the institutional direction - one then writes it with an F capital -, (...)

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  • The Foreign policy

    The foreign policy of France is based on a long diplomatic tradition of several centuries and on some basic principles: right of the people todetermine themselves, respect human rights and democratic principles, (...)

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  • Economy

    The Economy By its gross domestic product (GDP), France is the world’s sixth economic power. Its assets are varied: transport, telecommunications, agribusiness industries, medicinal products, but also banking (...)

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  • Culture and leisures

    In 2007, the ministry of Culture had a budget of 3.2 billion Euros. The financing of culture rose by some 12.6 billion Euros. 49.7% of which was provided by the State and 50,3% the local government agencies.
    The (...)

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  • Lifestyles

    At 1January first, 2006, the population of France including the overseas departments was estimated to be 63,1 million inhabitants. The French population thus represents approximately 12,9 % of the population of the (...)

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  • General Information

    Surface
    550.000 square kilometers
    The widest country of Western Europe (close to a fifth of the surface of the European Union), having a vast maritime zone (exclusive economic zone extending over 11 million square (...)

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  • Discovering France

    Discovering France • Here France o General information o French institutions o Lifestyles o Culture and leisures o Economy o The single currency o The foreign politics o Francophonie o French media on (...)

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