Hi everyone dear travelers, are you ready to start a new adventure in another wonderful European State? Today we are heading to France and so, as you can imagine, there will be so much to explore!
Before to see what will be our first city to visit, we will introduce you something about France, the rest will come during our journey.
France is a State located in Western Europe and is a unitary constitutional republic and Paris is its capital. France is the third European economic power (Germany and the United Kingdom are in the lead), of course all this is favored by its geographical position that encompasses several fronts, also the maritime one. It occupies a high position as regards the tertiary sector too (that is the tourism area) without forgetting the widely developed transport sector. It is the second most populated state in the European Union (Germany is still in first position) and has a fairly high standard of living. France is the 42nd largest state in the world on the earth’s surface and also the third largest country in Europe, after Russia and Ukraine. The main French administrative divisions are the regions, they are 18, and we also have the famous arrondissements.
At the geographical level France is washed by the North Sea to the north, from the English Channel to the north-west, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by the Mediterranean Sea to the south-east. It borders with Belgium and Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland, Italy and Monaco, Spain and Andorra.
On the southern border we find the Pyrenees, the Alps and on the east there is the Rhine River. Furthermore, France includes many islands, including Corsica and the coastal islands and several territories located outside the European continent, the so known overseas France. Without forgetting the different mountain regions that belongs to the France (like Ardennes) and its wide river system (Loire, Seine…).
As for the climate we need to open a chapter hahaha, now we will explain you better.
France has four major climatic zones: a western oceanic climate with summers that are not too hot and winters that are not too cold. A semi-continental climate in the north with hot summers and cold winters. A Mediterranean climate in the south with hot summers and mild winters. An alpine climate in specific areas such as the Alps and the Pyrenees. Then there are those overseas regions that have other types of climate: tropical, equatorial high temperatures throughout the year, subpolar with short mild summers and long and cold winters.
France is a laic country even if catholicism remains the predominant religion. The official language, on the other hand, from how it can be deduced, is french (which is the second most studied language in the world); despite this there are several local languages (basque, breton, catalan…).
Another fundamental aspect of France is culture, the art of which importance in these fields is now known worldwide due to its rich history and the events that took place. The symbol of this fame is its prestigious University: the Sorbonne.
Well, with this we have tried to enclose as much information as possible in a few lines about our destination, the rest will be discovered only by traveling! So we want to conclude this presentation leaving some curiosity about France,: besides its original name France is also known as “hexagone” (hexagon) because of its resemblance to this geometric shape. Another curiosity is to be found in its history, it is one of the states that had the largest number of colonies and, as a last curiosity, always at a historical level, France has always been a supporter of three major themes that still echo in that environment so that they become a motto: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (freedom, equity, fraternity).
Welcome to France.
A big kiss to everyone.