Country:   France
Capital:   Paris
AreaSqKm:   547,030
Population:   64,768,389
Region:   EUR
Continent:   EU
tld:   .fr
CurrencyCode:   EUR
CurrencyName:   Euro
Phone:   33
Languages:   fr-FR frp br co ca eu oc en-ZZ
neighbours:   CH:DE:BE:LU:IT:AD:MC:ES
Time Zone:   GMT+1 (+2 from March –October)
Description:   France is in Europe. It is one of the oldest countries in the world as can been seen in the numerous roman relics and in the stunning cave paintings. It is also an important religious centre being the home of Lourdes. France has everything from beautiful beaches, sophisticated nightlife and entertainment to the innumerable chateaus that can be found pretty well everywhere. It has world-renowned food, wines, and of course is home to Champagne. As there is so many things to see and do it is hardly surprising that it is the worlds most visited country year in and year out.
Useful Links: This is the official web site for the French Tourist Board. On the home page are a list of countries and regions please choose either your country or the country nearest to you for more specific tourism information and any promotions that they may be running from your home country or region.In the top 10 of the best tourism websites in the World. Very informative, well laid out extremely easy to navigate. This is what tourism websites should be . This is the official web site for the Ministry of Foreign affairs. The above link will take you directly to the visa section. Simply type in the nationality of your passport and then it will tell you whether you need a visa or not. Very easy to use.

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