France is probably the most iconic destination in Europe. Known for the Tour Eiffel, the baguettes and the haute-couture brands, it has a lot more to offer from delicious food to an amazing cultural heritage.

I lived in the country half of my life, in the cute seaside village of Hendaye. And yes, I speak French too! 🙂

Have you visited France already? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below.


Basic facts

  • Population: 65 million
  • Currency: France belongs to the Eurozone, hence the euro (€) is its official currency. Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: French.
  • Territories: the country is divided into 18 regions, 13 out of which are located on the European continent.
  • Main cities: Paris (capital), Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux.
  • Fun fact: did you know the Tour de France cycle race has been running for over 100 years?

Things to do

Visit the Tour Eiffel in Paris and stroll along the Champs Elysées

Departing from Marseille, explore the nearby French Riviera!

Are you a wine lover? Then head to Bordeaux.

More about France…

Get inspired by my trips around the country and read my travel-related blog posts!


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