Capital: ParisOfficial language: FrenchArea: 547, 03 km ²Population:65.0 million (includingoverseas territories); 63.3 million(metropolitan).Type of government: RepublicThe head of the state and the executivebranch: president, elected in terms of 5years (Nicolas Sarkozy on May 16, 2007)The head of parliament: Prime Ministerappointed by the President(François Fillonon November 14,2010)
Religion: Roman Catholic (majority), Muslim,Protestant, JewishCurrency: EUROThe largest cities:Paris, Marseille, Lyon,Toulouse, Bordeaux, LilleNational holidays: 1January- New Year 1 May - Labor Day 8 May - Victory Day(1945) 14 July - Bastille Day(1789) 11 November - Day of armistice (1918) 25 December - Christmas
Mont Blanc Massif Mont Blanc 4807m.
Cable Cars, Alps
Rivers Loire - the longest river in France and the second in Western Europe after the Rhine. Seine.North France
LakesLake of Geneva or Lake Lemanthe largest lake in the Alps and thesecond largest freshwater lake in Lake Bourget - one of the largestCentral Europe natural lake in France
Lake Annecy - the most cleanest lake in the world.East of France
Canal du Midi was created in 17th century as crosscut fromthe Mediterranean to the Atlantic in order to avoid the triparound the malevolent Spain
PlantsCorkwood Palm tree
AnimalsPeacock in the forest Boulogne
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey with a baby
Horses Deer with a baby
TurtleMonitor lizard. Zoo Thoiry
Economics of France
Wine here had become to do still with the invasion ofthe Romans.
A sunflower field in Provence, France
Paris The city of loveParis you are alwaysin my heartAnd you shineinside my heartJust like therainbowParis you are a partof my heart
Arc de TriompheThe Arc is located on the right bank of the Seine.It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by EmperorNapoleon
Seine. Île de la Cité
Notre Dame Cathedral.Notre Dame de Paris
Café Marly. View of the Louvre
Louvre - one of the largest art museums in the world
The Mona Lisa. Portrait of Lisa Gherardini. Leonardo da Vinci 1503–1519 Venus de Milo 130-100 BCPharaoh
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
La Sorbonne.The name is derived from the Collége de Sorbonne, founded in 1257by Robert de Sorbon as one of the first significant colleges of themedieval University of Paris.
Moulin RougeThe Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of themodern form of the can-can dance. It was built in 1889 by JosephOller,who also owned the Paris Olympia.
Bois de BoulogneThe famous park near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourtand Neuilly-sur-Seine
MarseilleMarseille - the first sea trading town of France,the fourth - Europe (after London, Hamburg and Liverpool).
A port city since 7cent.BC
Marseille is widely known the most multinational cities inWestern Europe
Many immigrants liveand workin the central districts
“Marseille is like a volcano: If you saysomething you should not, it may burst” Muslims Jews
Cathedral.(Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille)
CognacCognac city is situated in South west of France between Loire valleyand Bordeaux.
«Drink of the gods»
The Palais de lIsle which often called “old prison". It was constructedin 12th century. Also it is the most photographed monument in all ofFrance.
Versailles GardensThe former residence of French kings in the city of Versailles, whichis now a suburb of Paris
Pont du Gard, NîmesThis aqueduct bridge was built by the Romans
National dishes Oysters
Lobster Mussels Provencal
CroissantIt is a buttery flaky pastry named for its distinctive crescent shape
QuicheIt is a savory, open-faced pastry crust pie with a savory custard fillingof cheese, meat and vegetables.
Famous People22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650
24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870 19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971
Festival of citrusIt takes place in March every year.The creation different sculpture fromoranges, lemons…
Phrase BookThe most useful phrase for you if youll go to FranceBonjoir: Good dayBonsoir: Good eveningCombien ça coûte?: How much does this cost?S’il vous plaît: PleaseMerci: Thank youExcusez-moi: Pardon meBonne chance:Good luckJe cherche: I’m looking for…Je voudrais: I would like…