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France is a presidential democracy in Europe with overseas territories on other continents. One of the largest economies in the world. It is a member of the United Nations and the European Union. Permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Quick Facts
Location: Western
Language: French
Capital: Paris
Government: Republic
Population: 60.7 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT+1
Phone code: +33
Internet TLD: .fr

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Major Cities
Paris 2.1 million
Marseille 820,000
Lyon 445,000
Toulouse 410,000
Nice 330,000
Nantes 280,000
Strasbourg 270,000
Montpellier 225,000
Bordeaux 215,000
Lille 210,000
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France Travel & Tourist Guide
Paris is one of Europe's largest metropolitan areas and one of the world's most visited travel destinations. However, France has lots else to offer as well: ski resorts in the Alps, world famous cheese and wine, mediterranean seaside resorts at Côte d'Azur and much more.

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France Transportation
There are two main airports in Paris: Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly. International airports serve all larger cities. The rail network of France is well developed and connects every part of the country. The TGV (French high speed trains) travel at a speed 300 km/h. You can get to England through the Channel Tunnel by train that also carries cars and trucks. France has an extensive road and motorway network. To use motorways you must pay tolls as you drive through toll booths. There are regular ferry lines to the UK and Ireland as well as Corsica and many other Mediterranean destinations.

Airports of France
Airports of Paris (CDG and Orly)
Airport of Marseille Provence
Airport of Lyon Saint Exupéry
Airport of Toulouse Blagnac
Airport of Nice Côte d'Azur
Airport of Strasbourg
Airport of Montpellier Mediterranee
Airport of Bordeaux
Airport of Lille
Euro Airport
Air France

Eurolines France

Autoroutes - French motorway network
Eurotunnel - Get to the UK through the Channel Tunnel
ViaMichelin - European road map & route planner

French Railways
French Railways (Passenger traffic site)
TGV - High speed railway
Eurostar - Trains to London through the Channel Tunnel
Transilien - Passenger rail service around Paris

Brittany Ferries - Ferry to England and Ireland
SNCM - Ferries and cruises in the Western Mediterranean
Corsica Ferries - Ferry lines to Corsica and Sardinia
History of France
The French Revolution in 1789 replaced the absolute monarchy with a republic. Napoleon seized the power and conquered a large part of Europe in the early 19th century. Although finally victorious in World Wars I and II, France suffered great losses. Now it is one of the world's most advanced countries and largest economies. As a pioneer of the European unity France is a founding member of the European Union.

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