Bonjou
r!
France
Table of Contents
1. Location
2. History
3. Economy
4. Culture
5. Language
Famous Landmarks:
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Notre Dame...
Location
• Location: Western part of Europe
• Total area: 550,000 sq. km
• Capital: Paris
• Population: 65,312,249
History
• Bastille/National Day: July 14, 1789.
• French Revolution marks the end of monarchy and
establishment of popular...
Economy
• France – member of the European Union; currency –
euro. One of the richest countries.
• Important industries: To...
• Fashion: France – fashion capital of the world.
• Top designers: Christian Dior, Hermes, Jean – Paul
Gaultier and Louis ...
Culture
• Beer – luxury; Wine – free at meals. French
love eating wine with cheese.
• Popular drink – hot chocolate with b...
• Family-oriented nation: practical about work-life
balance.
• Strikes are expressions of people power - basic
right.
• Fa...
Language
• “Salut” means “hello” and “goodbye”.
• Crayola - “oily chalk”.
• “Ananas” – pineapple – is also a French word –...
Famous
Landmarks
• Eiffel Tower
• Notre Dame Cathedral
• Louvre Museum
• Champs Elysees
Eiffel Tower
• Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 to celebrate the French
Revolution of 1789.
• Height: 950 feet.
• Eiffel To...
Notre Dame Cathedral
• Gothic, Roman Catholic Cathedral.
• Also known as “Our Lady of Paris”.
• One of the greatest exampl...
Louvre Museum
• Historic monument, one of the world’s
largest museums.
• Largest and oldest museum of France.
• One of the...
Champs Elysees
• Widest avenue in Paris
• Bordered by cinemas, luxury shops, theatres and
cafes on its west.
• Used for al...
Interesting Facts
• Popular sports – football, basketball, handball, rugby league
and rugby union.
• French writer, Andre ...
References
• http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-
etiquette/france-country-profile.html
• http://www.eupedia....
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  1. 1. Bonjou r!
  2. 2. France
  3. 3. Table of Contents 1. Location 2. History 3. Economy 4. Culture 5. Language Famous Landmarks: 1. Eiffel Tower 2. Notre Dame Cathedral 3. Louvre Museum 4. Champs Elysees 5. Interesting Facts
  4. 4. Location • Location: Western part of Europe • Total area: 550,000 sq. km • Capital: Paris • Population: 65,312,249
  5. 5. History • Bastille/National Day: July 14, 1789. • French Revolution marks the end of monarchy and establishment of popular democracy. • Inventions – parachute, submarine, airship and hot air balloon.
  6. 6. Economy • France – member of the European Union; currency – euro. One of the richest countries. • Important industries: Tourism, Airlines and Fashion. • Tourism: France – most visited destination with 75 million tourists annually, greater than its population. It offers mountain ranges, Mediterranean Sea, coastlines, castles and vineyards. Popular attractions – Disneyland, Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral. • Airlines: Air France is one of the biggest airlines of the world. • Recently launched Airbus A380 - largest airline in the world.
  7. 7. • Fashion: France – fashion capital of the world. • Top designers: Christian Dior, Hermes, Jean – Paul Gaultier and Louis Vuitton. • Fashion week- held in January to demonstrate latest trends for Spring and Summer.
  8. 8. Culture • Beer – luxury; Wine – free at meals. French love eating wine with cheese. • Popular drink – hot chocolate with bread. • Cinemas – 4,400 • Historic monuments – 38, 879 • Theatrical productions – 50, 000.
  9. 9. • Family-oriented nation: practical about work-life balance. • Strikes are expressions of people power - basic right. • Favourite pastime for Parisians: sitting at cafes on the banks of River Seine!
  10. 10. Language • “Salut” means “hello” and “goodbye”. • Crayola - “oily chalk”. • “Ananas” – pineapple – is also a French word – L’ ananas. • Celebrities that speak French: Johnny Depp, Elton John, Halle Berry, Madonna and John Travolta.
  11. 11. Famous Landmarks • Eiffel Tower • Notre Dame Cathedral • Louvre Museum • Champs Elysees
  12. 12. Eiffel Tower • Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 to celebrate the French Revolution of 1789. • Height: 950 feet. • Eiffel Tower – a tower that could be used to climb up and watch Paris. However, fences and bars were built when people started committing suicide by jumping over, after the death of French singer, Claude Francoise. • Hatred against the Eiffel Tower, sale as scrap.
  13. 13. Notre Dame Cathedral • Gothic, Roman Catholic Cathedral. • Also known as “Our Lady of Paris”. • One of the greatest examples of French Gothic architecture.
  14. 14. Louvre Museum • Historic monument, one of the world’s largest museums. • Largest and oldest museum of France. • One of the most visited art museums in the world. • Exhibits 35,000 objects from history. • Famous art works: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Nike of Samothrake.
  15. 15. Champs Elysees • Widest avenue in Paris • Bordered by cinemas, luxury shops, theatres and cafes on its west. • Used for all major celebrations: Parisians celebrate New Year’s Eve; military parades are held on 14th July; the Liberation at the end of World War II and victory in World Cup Football were celebrated here.
  16. 16. Interesting Facts • Popular sports – football, basketball, handball, rugby league and rugby union. • French writer, Andre Gide: “French people are Italian people in bad mood”. • France – world leader in luxury goods: perfumes and cosmetics. • National pride – wine and cheese. • France produces over 400 varieties of cheese. Selling of ET dolls illegal: law against selling dolls without human faces. • Popular character – Mickey Mouse • Milk – national drink.
  17. 17. References • http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global- etiquette/france-country-profile.html • http://www.eupedia.com/france/trivia.shtml • http://www.bonjourlafrance.com/france-facts.htm • http://www.2020site.org/fun-facts/Fun-Facts-About- France.html • http://www.confessedtravelholic.com/2011/05/69- fun-facts-about-france.html • http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/champselysees.ht m
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