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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
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),

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Skiing in France

Skiing the jagged Alps from ski chalets and villas in France is absolutely spectacular! The best resorts for skiing in France are top spots such as... Skiing in France

Palace of Versailles

The castles, chateaux, in Loire Valley are iconic including: Chenonceau Chateau and Chateau de Blois. The Palace of Versailles remains the grandest in... the Chateaux of France

Champagne region and Dom Perignon

The history of Champagne begins with the monk Dom Perignon circa 1700. Today the finest champagne houses in France hold to tradition when making Champagne... Dom Perignon and Champagne

The Louvre

Travellers will never regret a tour of the amazing Louvre Museum while staying at Paris apartments. The Louvre Museum was originally a fortress, then a Royal... the Louvre in Paris

Champagne region

For centuries people have chosen to celebrate the most important events of their lives, whether it is an engagement, a wedding or a successful business deal,... Champagne region

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