Offical name: République Française (French Republic)
Form of Government: Republic
Area: 643.801 km²
Population: 65.2 million
Other major cities: Marseilles, Nice, Cannes, Lyon, Dijon, Strasbourg,
Colmar, Bordeaux, Toulouse
Known for its sophisticated culture, romantic chateaux, picturesque countryside,exquisite cuisine, fine wine, outstanding museums and sparkling coastline, France is a country that offers incredible diversity. The variety of attractions in the country is so great that there’s something for everyone, from romance to cuisine to nature.
Besides it's capital Paris, the highlights of other regions include Mont Saint Michel, ski resorts Chamonix Valley, Monte Blanc and the Alps in the east, Marseilles, St. Tropez, Cannes and Nice, delightful coastline Côte d’Azur turquoise blue sea and great beaches along the Southern French Riviera. Strasbourg and Colmar, known for their blend of the French and German landscape architecture or visit vibrant purple lavender fields in Provence in July. Bordeaux or Burgundy are recommended destinations for wine-adorers.
There are countless UNESCO World heritage Sites dotted around France. Every city in France its own picturesque ambience. It has a wealth of historical monuments: Greek, Roman, Romanesque, and Gothic.
Paris, not only the capital of the France but also the capital of fashion, arts and architecture. One of the most iconic places on Earth, it is known as ‘the city of love’.
You can visit the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, take a stroll down the Champ-Élysées , enjoy a panoramic view from the Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triumph, cruise along the Seine river, visit the grandiose Versailles Palace or explore Paris's diverse landscapes.
Palace of Versailles
The magnificent Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art.
It was the residence of Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI of France and their courts from 1682 to the French Revolution in 1789. Admire the palace's architecture and its beautiful rooms, such as the famous Hall of Mirrors. Enjoy free time in its stunning French-style Gardens of Versailles.