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France flag
Area (sq km): 547,030
Population: 64,102,140
Nationality: French
Local Name: France
Language: French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Paris
Dialling Code: +33
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .fr
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Marine West Coast
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.00
Major Airports: Biarritz(BIQ),
Bordeaux(BOD),
Dijon(DIJ),
Marseille(MRS),
Nice(NCE),
Paris(CDG),
Toulouse(XYT)

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Every year at the stroke of midnight on the third Thursday of November, Beaujolais Nouveau unveils its new wines. All of France takes part in the release of... Beaujolais Nouveau

Nice Carnival & Mardi Gras

Carnival is celebrated in so many countries around the world, and Nice Carnival too, is spectacular. Parades of flamboyant and sometimes grotesque costumes... Nice Carnival & Mardi Gras

Bastille Day

Storming a French prison, usurping the absolute power of Louis XVI and beginning the French Revolution is cause to celebrate in France! Join the entire... Bastille Day

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival is not only the world’s most prestigious film festival, but it is one of France’s biggest celebrations, and the perfect reason to... Cannes Film Festival

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