Pictures from France

Last updated Mar 31, 2022 | Published on Jul 18, 2004France, North and Central Europe, Photo Galleries, Southern Europe

This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from France. They are digital evidence of trips to different parts of the country over many years.

If you look up all articles from France, you will also find videos, several articles from World Heritage Sites and regular travelogues. Before you do, start with these pictures from France.

Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:

France is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe as well as overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and also many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean.

France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Andorra and Spain in Europe, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname and Brazil in the Americas. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 and over 67 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic. Its capital is Paris, the country’s largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, and Nice.

France retains its centuries-long status as a global centre of art, science and philosophy. It hosts the fifth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and is the world’s leading tourist destination, receiving over 89 million foreign visitors in 2018.

France is a developed country with the world’s seventh-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest by PPP. Likewise in terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy and human development. It remains a great power in global affairs. France is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and also an official nuclear-weapon state.

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