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  • Rep. Francaise
  • 643,427 km2
  • Paris
  • Euro (Franc)
  • 62,752,136
  • 14 July

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  • and
  • 46 00 N, 2 00 E
  • Rhone River -2m
  • Mont Blanc 4,807m
  • 39.1 years
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France has been one of the world's foremost powers since the latter half of the 17th century. In the 18th & 19th centuries, France built one of the largest colonial empires of the time, stretching across West Africa and Southeast Asia, prominently influencing the cultures & politics of the regions. France is a developed country, with the sixth (nominal GDP) or eighth (PPP) largest economy in the world. It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually. France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members.


Situated at the foot of the Alps is the French Riviera city of Nice. Once you arrive here, it will be clear why this jewel of the French Riviera is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and terraced cafes. Stroll along the ultra-famous Promenade des Anglais or see masterpieces by Matisse, Renoir, Monet and Chagall in one of Nice's many museums.


It is no wonder the world's gather in Cannes for its renowned International Film Festival, Formula One Grand Prix, and glamorous shopping. Basking on the French Riviera between charming seaside villages and those of the Alps, Cannes is the resort of choice for royalty and many of the world's brightest luminaries of business and the arts.