How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
What a croc
A crocodile farm near Montelimar maintains tropical conditions by using hot water provided by the nearby Tricastin Nuclear Power Plant. Asking for trouble…
Know Your Flag
Prior to the French Revolution and introduction of the tricolor, France had traditionally been represented by a plain white flag - a sign of purity and strength.
Famous French inventions include the calculator, the hot air balloon, the airship, the parachute, the submarine, the ambulance service, photography, animation, and cinema.
81 million people visited France in 2012 - that’s more than its entire population. Find out why!
- Official Name: Republic of France
- Capital: Paris
- Population: 66 million
- Official Language: French
- Currency: Euro
- Government Type: Republic
- Academic Year
Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: February to May