France – information and interesting facts
France is the center of international tourism, whose treasures, cultural and natural, delight all tourists. This is the oldest state in Western Europe with an area of about 550 thousand square meters. km is the fifth part of the European Union. The main city of the country – Paris – has become the main city of all lovers. The Atlantic Ocean is washed by the French state along with the Mediterranean Sea and the North, and the English Channel helps them. With sushi, the neighbors of the country are Andorra, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Spain. Land ownership of the country is located not only on the mainland, but also beyond. These include: the island of Corsica, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Martinique, French Guiana. There are possessions of France with special status. For example, the islands of Mayotte, Miquelon, Saint Pierre. And French Polynesia, New Caledonia, the islands of Wallis and Futuna (Horn) became at one time the overseas territories of the country. France has borders created by nature itself: the north and west “protect” the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, the east – the Alps and the Rhine River, the south – the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees. The French are proud of Mont Blanc (4,807 m) – the highest mountain in Western Europe, which is located in the Northern Alps. Tourism business in France: relaxing body and soul France has left the whole world far behind in the number of foreign guests arriving. More than 80 million tourists annually travel to the country of beauty, chic and architectural splendor. It attracts tourists with a variety of attractions, rich historical and artistic heritage, easy access to vehicles, temperate climate and developed tourist infrastructure. France, like no other country, is oversaturated with architectural structures of historical and cultural value, parks and reserves. Each department is a mini tourist country with its own unique culture, customs, cuisine and its own dialect. Tourism in the country is divided according to the functional principle into beach, entertaining and educational excursion and balneological. A considerable part of the country’s income comes from the pilgrimage to the holy places, with which France is so abundant. Worthy of admiring places in France can not be considered. Let us dwell on the significant and popular. Where do tourists turn their eyes? The suburban province around Paris is Ile de Franz. Versailles is the residence of the kings of France. Fonteblo is another residence of the French crowned persons, in which the palace park is an example of landscape art in France. The Principality of Monaco is a “country in the country” with a princely palace, a wax museum, an oceanographic museum with an aquarium from all the seas in the world. Saint-Tropez is the center of festivals and celebrations. Chartres is a French city on the River Ayr, famous for Notre Dame Cathedral. Riviera – French Riviera, located in the southeast of the Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the cordon with Italy. Subtropical air, colorful landscapes only add popularity to a first-class resort in this corner of the country. He is also famous for cave paintings of the Bronze Age, therms and arenas of antiquity, Gothic chapels, temples, palaces, fortresses, 83 museums. And all this awaits tourists. Nimes is an ancient antique city, famous for temples, Roman amphitheater, ancient aqueduct. Orange attracts the Arc de Triomphe, a Roman amphitheater. Avignon is a city with a papal residence (1309-1377). Nice is located near the Bay of Angels, the main city of the Riviera with the Promenade des Anglais and Rococo buildings. Cannes is the resting place of billionaires, the world capital of cinema. Normandy is a region in the northwestern part of France with a rich ancient history. One of her cities – Rouen – became the site of the death of Joan of Arc. The Loire Valley is an area with picturesque landscapes and architectural monuments, called the “Garden of France.” Rhone Valley – famous for the city of Lyon. This is the cultural center of the country, the second after the capital. The famous Lyon Museum has collected more than 400 thousand products from silk. Burgundy – a historical area in the Seine Valley, attracts tourists with winemaking. The resorts of France are the resting places of the body and soul. They can be divided in functionality into 3 types: beach, balneological (mineral water) and ski. Beach resorts include Cannes with the splendor of the Cote d’Azur, Nice, dazzling by the brilliance of the sea coast and world celebrities, Juan-les-Pins – a small resort, but famous for the best sandy beaches. On the cordon with Monaco is the beach resort of Cap Dai. A pine forest with huge trees goes down to the sea itself. This town is considered the quietest place, only the sound of the sea can break this silence. At the foot of Esterel is a village with the resort of Cap Esterel. For hunters to water sports, the Mandelieu resort hospitably opens its doors with three symbols: the green of golf courses, the yellow blaze of mimosas and the blue of the sea. In February, the Mimosa Festival Promenade des is held here annually – an unforgettable sight.