Geographical position It situates near West Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Belgium. It is in southern hemisphere of Europe. Coordinates: 48° 52" North, 2° 20" East Capital: Paris .
Weather Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral.
Education The French educational system is highly centralized, organized, and ramified. It is divided into three different stages: primary education ; secondary education; higher education . Primary and secondary education are predominantly public (private schools also exist, in particular a strong nationwide network of primary and secondary Catholic education). Education has both public and private elements. The Programme for International Student Assessment, coordinated by the OECD, currently ranks France's education as the 25th best in the world, being neither significantly higher nor lower than the OECD average.
Culture of food intake In France, sit at the table 3 times a day. At breakfast, between 7:00 and 9:00, the French eat croissants (puff rolls) or bread with butter and jam, drinking hot drinks (coffee, tea or chocolate). Lunch is between 12:00 and 14:00 - this is a real meal, usually consisting of the first, second dish and dessert. Lunch is usually completed serving espresso coffee. Dinner in France in the 20 hours. Snack (16 hrs.) - Is a traditional meal, intended for children, although some adults have turned it into tea and cakes .
France - the largest producer of wine and wine materials in the world. The French wine industry is recognized around the world, and many French winemakers working abroad, as people from all over the world come to France to study winemaking. The best known wines from the wine regions of Bordeaux (Bordeaux wine), Burgundy and Champagne (Champagne). W ine-making
Fashion Setter of world fashion, France has always encouraged visitors newest theatrical productions, concerts, fashion shows famous couturier.
The first visit to France is impossible without examining the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and Disneyland.
Holidays in France makes it possible to enjoy the sun and beaches, seaside resorts, to open the mystery of medieval castles, to ski, experience the atmosphere of Paris, enjoy French cuisine and French wines, spending the evening at a cozy restaurant.