5:42 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017

Facts About France

Travel enthusiasts target France more than any other country. Yes! France is the most visited country in the world with around 75 million visitors every year, which is more than the actual country’s population. Know a little more facts about France.

Travel related facts

It is interesting to know these amazing truths about the places in France which have motivated many tourists to add France to their dream destinations.


    • The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. When it was completed in 1889, it was the world’s tallest structure. It was originally built as a temporary structure to be dismantled later.

    • Paris is popularly called the city of lights. It is a rarely known fact that lights refers to geniuses, meaning Paris is a place that accommodates a number of intellectuals. Most people think it got its name because of the dazzling and colorful lights around the city.

    • Though Eiffel Tower is a symbol of France, it is not the most visited tourist attraction in Paris, strangely. Most hotels in France get visitors to Disneyland Paris than other attractions.

  • There are 1200 museums in the country. The most popular museum in the world is the Palace of Versailles at Île-de-France. The most visited art museum in the world is Musée du Louvre at Paris

    which proudly holds the brilliant painting of Mona Lisa

    .

  • The Tour de France is a bicycle race held in every July. It covers a distance of 2000 miles, lasting for three weeks. Several riders from around the world participate in the race every year.

Living related facts

If you are considering moving to France, it is good to know these less-known practical information about France.


  • When they meet, it is usual for French people to kiss on each other cheeks including strangers and men. And the number of kisses varies between 1 and 5, depending on the region. Beware; it is illegal to kiss in the trains.

  • Service chargers need not be left on the table at restaurants. It gets included in the bills in all restaurants.

  • Medical stores sell only medicines. Like other places, one cannot get cosmetics and candies there.

  • Almost all working people in France can take a 5-week off from their work, usually in the month of August. So many shop keepers in the cities keep their shops closed during that time.

  • While gifting flowers, it should be kept in mind that the French prefer odd numbers except 13 which is considered unlucky.

  • If on one side, art, architecture and literature speak for the country’s pride, on the other side it is the mesmerizing landscapes of the various regions in France. Extending f ...

  • Paris! A name which has been a fantasy for many in this world for centuries! The fame of this city of lights has reached far and wide. Even a child will be able to say a few wo ...

  • The city of lights does not have less to offer you. It could be head-spinning even while you plan your Paris tour to realize that at an every 10 feet distance, there is somethi ...

  • An icon of France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris has gained its name and fame with citizens of all nations and all ages. It is located on the banks of the River Seine. Like the Sta ...

  • Culture, Living and Moving to France The French culture stands unique among the world cultures mainly shaped by historical and political events. The French people believe in a ...

  • It’s often good to find your hotels in France right at the time when you lay the tour plan. One that you can plan your budget and the second, you can find places of stay close- ...

  • The structure of Paris city is amazingly designed. The city is divided into 20 arrondissements or neighborhoods which are arranged in clock-wise spirals starting with number on ...

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