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France is the largest country in Europe and a very popular destination for tourists from around the world. The French are proud of everything about their country including their heritage, their culture and their food. The French people love to speak their language and keep their traditions. The official name of France is the French Republic and their famous flag is recognized the world over.
Three sides bordered the sea and three inland sides. The Pyrenees mountains make a natural border between France and Spain. There are twenty-seven different regions in France and the country includes the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean.
France has the joy of mountains in the Alps and the Pyrenees. The beauty of the sea and holiday beaches like the French Rivera. France has a very long river called the Loire. You will find fertile planes and forests too. French history began with a warrior tribe of people known as the Gauls.
Then, the Romans conquered the Gauls and they were followed by the Franks from Germany. France was a major power in Europe in the Middle Ages and the French built a global empire. During the Renaissance years, French culture was important to the nation. The common people were growing tired of being taxed and seeing the rich lords and ladies living a grand life. Many beautiful palaces were built at that time. The country was the most powerful in Europe. France was involved in different wars to keep hold of their power, but the people were unhappy. The French revolutionaries overthrew the king and stormed the Bastille, the state prison, in Paris.
In the nineteenth Century Napoleon, an amazing general and commander of the French army, came into power. He led the country into many battles and made France even stronger. Napoleon became the Emperor. His time as Emperor ended after he lost the Battle of Waterloo.
He was sent to the island of Elba and finally to St Helena to be sure he would not escape. He died on the island. When the second World War started France was occupied by Germany until the country was liberated in The fourth Republic was started at this stage and then Charles de Gaulle formed the fifth Republic in That is the Republic that remains today. France exports machinery, aircraft, chemicalsiron and steel, electronics, vehicles and pharmaceuticals.
That is an impressive line-up of exports. France is a world leader in launching space satellites. They are a high-flying economy, but still produce products from ground level, like their beautiful cheeses. The French culture is part of their identity and they pride themselves on having an abundance of cultural activities. If you are in France you will have to visit a boulangerie, the French word for bakery.
You could learn many French words through knowing their food. The culture of the French can be seen all around the cities in the art galleries, castles and museums.
The French are very keen on sports and they often win at rugby and soccer, but are most famous for the Tour de France, a very well-known cycling race, that goes round France over twenty-three days. The French have some interesting holidays. Bastille Day is a celebration of the French Revolution on the 14 th July.
They have a public holiday for Armistice day, Labour day, and Victory Day. The joke is to see who you can fool by sticking a funny fish on their back. Alexander Dumas was famous for writing the Three Musketeers.
Louis Pasteur was a famous French scientist who invented pasteurization. The French army was the first to use camouflage. The special alphabet used for the blind was invented by a French man called Louis Braille who was blind as. Please or share this article! Pin FB.France should be fun
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