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Paris, the capital of France is one of the most famous centers in the sphere of arts, fashion, politics, business and science. Any one who is planning to visit this amazing city should go through this Paris overview to read and find out the innumerable attractions of the place.

Best Places To Visit in Paris: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, The Louvre, The Latin Quarter, Invalides, The Marias, Montmartre, Central Paris, Père Lachaise Cemetery

About France , officially the French Republic is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as”The Hexagon” because of the geometric shape of its territory.France is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole, and it possesses the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France has its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Over the past 500 years, France has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and political influence in Europe and around the world.[6] From the 17th to the early 20th century, France built the second largest colonial empire of the time, including large portions of North, West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and many Caribbean and Pacific Islands.France is one of the world’s most developed countries
Languages spoken English ,cottish Gaelic, Lowland Scots, Cornish, Irish, British Sign Languag ,French, Southwestern Caribbean Creole, Malayalam, Polish, Russian
Climate Highest and lowest ever recorded temperatures at the France Observatory are 34.1°C and 19.2°F), respectively.
Best Time Any time
By Air There are 475 airports in France. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport located in the vicinity of Paris is the largest and busiest airport in the country, handling the vast majority of popular and commercial traffic and connecting Paris with virtually all major cities across the world.
History History The Fourth Republic was established after World War II and saw spectacular economic growth (les Trente Glorieuses). Suffrage was extended to women in 1944. France was one of the founding members of the NATO (1949), which was the Western counterpart of the Warsaw Pact system of collective defence. France attempted to regain control of French Indochina but was defeated by the Viet Minh at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Only months later, France faced a new conflict in Algeria. The debate over whether or not to keep control of Algeria, then home to over one million European settlers, wracked the country and nearly led to civil war. In 1958, the weak and unstable Fourth Republic gave way to the Fifth Republic, which contained a strengthened Presidency. In the latter role, Charles de Gaulle managed to keep the country together while taking steps to end the war. The Algerian War was concluded with peace negotiations in 1962 that led to Algerian independence. France granted independence progressively to its colonies, the last one being Vanuatu in 1980. A vestige of the colonial empire are the French overseas departments and territories.In the wake of a worldwide series of protests, the May 1968 revolt, although a political failure for the protesters, had an enormous social impact. In France, it is considered to be the watershed moment when a conservative moral ideal (religion, patriotism, respect for authority) shifted towards a more liberal moral ideal.

France has been at the forefront of the European Union member states seeking to exploit the momentum of monetary union to create a more unified and capable European Union political, defence, and security apparatus.

  • Fontainebleau Forest and Castle
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Flea Market – Saint-Ouen
  • Georges-Pompidou center
  • Eiffel tower
  • Louvre museum
  • Sacré-Cœur basilica
  • Saint-Cloud national domain
  • Monte-Carlo rock City of the sciences in La Villette
  • La Rochelle old city harbor
  • Château in Versailles
  • Étretat cliffs
  • Borély park (botanical gardens)
  • Orsay museum
  • Aquaboulevard park
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