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Chambres d'Hôtes/ Gîtes

Chateaux

Bonnefont

Gîtes la Colline

Gîtes Le Creux, chambres d'hôtes

La Maison Fleurie

La Beauté

La Vie de Cocagne, Bonnebosq



Chambres d'Hôtes/ Gîtes

Chateaux

Le Mas de Paraloup

Lot comfortable gites

Pyrénées Passions

Peace and Freedom at Le Vertige

Shenmen Chambres d'hôtes

Vegetarian walking in France

Villa Cedria, la Colle-sur-Loup


Villas & apartments France

Ardeche holiday

A Suara, Corsica

La Goutte Bruyere, Auvergne

No28, Antibes/Juan-les-Pins

Riviera Pebbles, Nice

Si Belle, Bretagne

Holiday villa Bessas

Villa Vigneau, Normandy


Hotels France

Auberge de la Providence, St. Donat

Hotel Arena, Corsica

Hotel Le Negresco, Nice

Hotel Majestic, Bordeaux

Hotel Novotel Boredeaux Centre

Hotel Valaurie, Saint Nazaire

Hotel finder

Hotels in Paris

La Co(o)rniche, Pyla-sur-Mer

Le Grand Hard, St-Marie-Du-Mont



Campings France

Bonnefont

Camping Fontenoy, low Vosges

Camping Le Bon Coeur, Ygrande

Camping Le Creux

Camping Le Saut du Loup

Campings Bretagne Sud

Domaine La Chabanne

Iserand Ardèche Verte

La Grand Terre, Ruoms

Les Tournels, Ramatuelle

L´Océan Breton

Mas Picard

Holiday House Burgundy

Holiday House in Burgundy


Gîte and luxe Safari Tents

Kimaro Farmhouse


Group accomodation France

La Tourelle Colombotte


Vacation without worries France

Vacation without Worries about Work



Holiday resort France

Les Belles Heures, Provence

Siblu Villages


Holiday resort France

Air France

Cabrio Travel

Cazebonne Wine Travel

France Indviduelle

Le Gazel

Painting at Château Le Nouillon



General information France

Destination images

En France

France Forum

French Tourist Office

French Embassies

Yellow Guide

The weather in France

Paris Match

Post France

Flags France



Paris France

Centre Pompidou

Disneyland Parijs

Eiffel tower

Louvre

Montmartre

Notre Dame

Moulin Rouge

Paris

Quartier Latin

Sacre Coeur

Saint-Germain-des-Prés


Going out/ Events France

Casinos France

Events in France

Festival Garorock

Festival Paris Cinema

France Festivals

Jazz Festivals in France

La Palette, Paris

Night clubs in Paris

Nikki Beach St. Tropez

Rex Club, Paris

Going out in Lille

Going out in Paris


Transport and Car rental

Autoroutes

Airport Strasbourg

Airports Paris

Driving rules in France

Ferries Ajaccio

Public transport Paris

Route du soleil

Railway

Thalys

Toll routes in France

Traffic jams in France



History/ Culture France

Charles de Gaulle

French culture

French Revolution

History Burgundy

History Dordogne

I Muvrini

Lodewijk XIV

Maginot Linie

Marianne, historic symbol

Napoleon Bonaparte

National holiday, Quatorze Juillet

Vichy government


Travel stories/ Pictures/Blogs

Baardwijk's Worldview

Brittany images

Dordogne, French bicycle paradise

France blog

The red van

Ilja Gort

Lac de Chalain

Panoramapictures Corsica

Parisblog Olivier van Beemen

The French Way Blog


Real estate France

Hartsuijker Property Renovation

HONIG Agence Immobilière Int.

Total Management

The Seven Valleys

France a Vendre

Buying property in France

Houses in France

Maxea

Maintenance houses

VieVaFrance


Winter sports France

Les Arcs

Les deux Alpes

Skiing in France

Ski areas France

Snow heights France

Station des Rousses

Winter sports Gerardmer

Wintersports Vosges




French language France

Académie française

Alliance Française

The French language

Learning French in Brest

Learning French in Nice

Learning French on internet

French Language

Learning French for free

Languages in France

TV5Monde


Sports/ activities France

Bastia

Cycling in France

French Golf Federation

Canoeinh in France

Mont Ventoux

National Surf Lodge

Red Bull Cliff Diving

Tour de France

Fishing

Walking Vosges


Jobs/ Internships France

Grape picking in France

Expats

Jobs in Paris

Find internship

Work abroad

Working at Disneyland Paris

Working at a farm

Working and living in France




Business France

Blom Bank France

BNP Paribas

Compromis de Vente

Collecting in France

Chamber of Commerce

Business in France

Doing business in France, tips

Office Support


Government/ Politics France

CNCCFP

French ministries

Hollande

Marine Le Pen

Ministry of Culture

Political parties

Présidence De La République

Sarkozy


Education France

Ecole Centrale Paris

Frech school system

International schools in France

Lycée International

Dutch education

Sorbonne

Study in France

University Corsica

University Grenoble

Ardèche France

Ardeche holiday

Château de Liviers

Conseil Generale Ardèche

Lanarce

Le Pays des Vans

Thueyts

Welcome in the Ardèche



Auvergne France

Allier

Auvergne Information

Auvergne Tourisme

Jardins du Massif Central

Saint-Floret

Holidays middle France




Bourgogne France

Abbey de Fontenay

Beaune

Bibracte archeological park

Bourgogne

Dijon

Macon

Morvan

Region Bourgogne

Yonne

Brittany France

Bretagne des Druides

Centre Bretagne

Gavrinis Island

Les tonneres de Brest

Morbihan

Dutch in Brest

Oceanopolis Brest

Tourism Brittany


Côte d'Azur France

Antibes- Juan les Pins

Cannes

Festival de Cannes

Frejus

Grasse

Marseille

Nice

Parc National du Mercantour

Saint-Tropez

Dordogne France

Bergerac

Animals Dordogne

Dordogne holiday

Eco Nutsmuseum

Office du Tourisme en Dordogne

Rocamadour

Sarlat

Ville de Périgueux


Elzas France

Bischwiller

Sources Wattwiller

Haguenau

Castle du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

Musee Unterlinden

Niederbronn-les-Bains

Strasbourg

Tourism Alsace




Jura France

Jura France

Jura mountains

Jura Tourism

Monts Jura

Parc Naturel du Haut Jura

Welcome in the Haut Jura






Languedoc-Roussillon France

Aiguèze

Bugarach

Four Solaire

Grotte de Clamouse

Montpellier

Museum Fabre

Museum Hyacinthe Rigaud

Nîmes

Parc des Dinosaures

Perpignan

Holiday Languedoc-Roussillion

Loire valley France

Chalonnes sur Loire

Castles Chinon

Castles Loire

Nantes

Sully sur Loire

Wine region Loire valley


Lorraine France

Metz

Nancy

Parc des Ballons

Region Lorraine

Tourism Lorraine


Lot-et-Garonne France

Agen

Casteljaloux

Fumel

Marmande

Pujols


Corsica France

Ajaccio

Calenzana

Costa Serena

Experience Corsica

TerraCorsa

Visit Corsica


Normandy France

Bayeux

Liberation museum

Calvados

Cherbourg

House Claude Monet

Jeanne d'Arc

Cliffs of Étretat

Le Havre

Normandy Museum

Palais Bénédictine

Region Normandy

Rivers Normandy

Rouen

Tatihou

Provence France

Aix en Provence

Arles

Maps Provence

Lerins islands

Les Beaux de Provence

Parc National Mercantour

Provenceweb

Ville d'Orange


Overseas France

Frans-Guyana

Guadeloupe

Martinique

Mayotte

Réunion

Saint Martin




Healthcare France

CHU Grenoble

DoctoraliaFirst Aidin France

French Healthcare

Fysiotherapist in France

Healthcare system France

Childrens hospital Paris

Masseurs Kinésithérapeutes

Dentists in France

Hospitals in France

Religion France

Buddhistic Temple Denshinji

Religions of immigrants

Islam in France

Catholicism France

Church attendance France

Lourdes

Religion in France


Travel guide France A-Z

Area

France is 643,801 km ².

Climate/ weather

The climate varies considerably by region, there are three different climate zones: a humid climate with often cool summers, for example, to the west of the line Bayonne-Lille, a semi-continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, for example, in Alsace, Lorraine, along the Rhone Valley and in the mountains (Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Central) and a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers in the south.

Culinary

The French cuisine is world known and loved. There are various dishes. French dishes include bouillabaisse and cassoulet. The French wine (from different wine regions) and French cheese (about 400 species) are well known.

Economy

France is among the 20 most developed countries in the world.

General

The country borders are since the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 relatively fixed and are natural boundaries.

Geography

In almost all departments there are several nature reserves with national parks, among other Armorique, Camargue, Les Ecrins National Park, Grands Causses, Monts d'Ardèche Cévennes National Park, Mercantour National Park, Parc National de la Vanoise and Verdon. There are in France several major rivers such as the Seine which flows through Paris. The longest river is the Loire, with 1012 km. A piece of the Rhine forms a natural border with Germany.

Government

The French Republic is an unitary state and a democratic semi-presidential republic. Since 2011, France is divided into 27 regions, which in turn are divided into departments, arrondissements, cantons and municipalities. There are 5 overseas departments (départements d'outre-mer, DOM).

Inhabitants

By the end of the 90s there were 40 French cities with over 100,000 inhabitants, but only Paris had more than one million. Approximately 75% of the population lives in urban areas.

Language

French is the national language of France. There are also a number of regional languages ​​and dialects.

Lascaux Caves

Lascaux is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They contain some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list along with other prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley.

Religion

Catholicism is by far the largest religion in France, 64% of the population is catholic. Since the separation of Church and State in 1905, the state no longer interfere with the hierarchy of the Church in France. Approximately 2% of the population is Protestant. As a result of immigration from Asia, Turkey and North Africa in the 20th century, France has also a large Muslim population: about 10%. There is also a small number of Jews.

Telephony

The country code is +33.

Traffic/ Public transport

The French road network includes toll roads. France has also an extensive rail network, including a network of high speed lines for the TGV from Paris that sinds1981is going in all directions and also to foreign countries. Via the Channel Tunnel is also a rail link with Britain. The Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (abbreviation: SNCF) is the French national railway company. Airports are in or near Paris, Lyon, Nice and Marseille.

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