Things France is Famous For
Is there anything more French than a croissant? It is believed that croissants originated in Austria and that they were brought to France by Marie Antoinette.
Built between 1887 and 1889 by French engineer Gustav Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is made of iron rather than steel.
The Eiffel Tower
Many of France's medieval and historic chateaus survived and are major tourist attractions today. The Loire Valley is famous for its chateaux including Chateau de Chambord.
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military leaders that the world has ever seen. Today his tomb is located in the Les Invalides in Paris.
The world's most famous bicycle race has been held in France in July every year since 1903. The race covers approximately 3,500 metres and takes over 21 days
Tour de France
Lavender fields are to France what cherry blossoms are to Japan - and they have become even more important in the age of social media.
Every region in France has its own cheese specialties and there are more than 1600 cheese varieties in the country. These vary from hard to soft cheeses and goats cheese to blue cheese.
The history of wine in France can be traced back to the 6th century and the country is one of the biggest wine producers in the world.
Bordeaux, Chablis, Rhone & more
This flat hat was originally part of military uniforms and is intrinsically linked with France.
When you’re in Paris, you’ll certainly not want to miss attending the most visited museum in the world: The Louvre Museum.
Also known as the Cote D'Azur, the French Riviera is located in the southeast of France. It has been a popular holiday destination with the upper classes for centuries.