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France at a glance

France at a glance

Culture capital

France offers richness of cultural life. More than 40,000 monuments and protected sites, 41 cultural sites appearing on UNESCO’s world heritage list, 8,000 museums, 2,000 cinemas, and more than 500 festivals are at your disposal. French artists are influential in every creative field. With 15 winners, France is home to the largest number of laureates of the Nobel prize in literature (Patrick Modiano won in 2014).

France is one of Europe’s largest countries and a gateway to many more culturally rich countries. It is bordered by six countries other nations: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. The United Kingdom borders France via the English Channel. The country is considered to be the gateway to Europe as there are several large international airports (two of these can be found in Paris), ferry terminals and the French rail service.

A history full of revolution and innovation marks every lane of every city in here. The picturesque countryside offer serenity and the outdoor recreational activities such as golf courses, art museums and galleries and meaning to life here.

Along with these things, France is enjoyed and well-known for its cuisine and wines. The food is satiating and has evolved yet has its traditions inherent in the flavours.