25 Unique Facts About France That Are Cool To Know

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Although every country has its stereotypes, France has definitely had its share. Whether its baguettes and berets or petanque and wine, France is well know around the world for its various quirks and traditions. While some of these are overblown…yes, people in France do take showers, others carry a lot of truth. Wine is indeed very important to French culture. And although the French do enjoy long lunch breaks they are not quite as lazy as some rumors would have you believe. While France is certainly not a perfect country, it does do a lot of things going for it. Along with the UK, it is one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse European countries. It is also the number one most visited country in the world with over 83 million tourists annually (the United States comes second with 73 million). With a varied geography that goes all the way from the Cote d’Azur in the south with its swaying palm trees to the icy peaks of the Alps to the green rolling hills of wine country, France is a nation well worth visiting and spending some time in. These are 25 Unique Facts About France That Are Cool To Know!

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More people speak French in Africa than in Europe

More people speak French in Africa than in EuropeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Paris taxi drivers pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licenses

Paris taxi drivers pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licensesSource: cnn, Image: pixabay
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All Champagne is produced in the Champagne region of France. If it is produced elsewhere, then it is a local variant of sparkling wine

All Champagne is produced in the Champagne region of France. If it is produced elsewhere, then it is a local variant of sparkling wineSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The average French person sleeps nearly 9 hours per day (8.83). That is the most in the developed world

The average French person sleeps nearly 9 hours per day (8.83). That is the most in the developed worldSource: en.people.cn, Image: wikipedia
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With over 80 million tourists every year, France is the most visited country on Earth

With over 80 million tourists every year, France is the most visited country on EarthSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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