France is a state in Western Europe. The climate on the European territory is temperate maritime, changing to temperate continental in the east, and subtropical on the southern coast. The capital is Paris.
According to smb, France is the most visited country in the world (the first country in world tourism). Paris is the most touristic city in the world. Paris with a population of over 2 million people. Together with the suburbs, it forms Greater Paris, in which more than 10 million people live.
The Eiffel Tower is the most visited and popular landmark in the world. Currency – euro. Time is 2 hours behind Moscow time. Religion – Catholicism (50%). The population is 59.5 million people.
The climate in most of France is temperate maritime, on the Mediterranean coast – subtropical. Central European time is 2 hours behind Moscow time. Flight duration Moscow-Paris – 3 hours 40 minutes.
Useful phone numbers
The Embassy and Consulate of Russia in France is located at: Paris, Boulevard Lannes, st. metro Avenue Foch; phone: 01-45-04-05-50.
Aeroflot Representative Office Phone: 01-42-25-31-92.
Telephone connection with Russia (Moscow) – 007 495 + subscriber number
Telephone connection with France (from Moscow) – 8 10 33 + area code + subscriber number
Inquiry – 12
Ambulance – 15
Police – 17 It is
much cheaper to call a pay phone using a telephone card (Telecarte), which can be purchased at cafes, post offices, tobacconists and subway ticket offices.
To enter the country you need a Schengen visa. To obtain a visa, you need to have an invitation, passport, photographs, insurance. The visa is issued at the Consulate of the French Republic.
Guadeloupe – Region of France in the West Indies, in the eastern part of the Caribbean.
Martinique is an island from the central part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, in the Caribbean Sea of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a region and overseas department of France.
Mayotte is a French overseas department in the Mozambique Channel, in the western Indian Ocean.
New Caledonia is a French overseas territorial entity in the Pacific Ocean.
Reunion is an overseas region of France (an island in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar).
Saint Pierre and Miquelon is an overseas community of France on islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
Wallis and Futuna are islands in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand. Overseas Community of France.
French Guiana is the largest overseas region and overseas department of France in northeastern South America.
Resorts and attractions in France
A huge number of cultural values are concentrated in France, almost every city, and sometimes small villages, are a real museum of history and culture. In addition to countless cultural monuments and ancient civilizations, the country has excellent natural conditions – snow-white slopes of the Alpine mountains, beautiful beaches of the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, medieval castles, vast vineyards and charming old distilleries, as well as many places associated with the life and work of various historical figures.
A wide variety of landscapes is what attracts visiting tourists.
Sights of Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral ( “Heavy as an elephant, and light as an insect” – Anatole France). The Louvre (and one of the most famous museums in the world). Latin Quarter (one of the most historic districts of Paris). Eiffel Tower (built in 1889, the tower was criticized in 1909 and was about to be dismantled). Arc de Triomphe in Zvezda Square (the largest in the world). Champs Elysees (one of the main streets of Paris). Disneyland. Moulin Rouge (the legendary cabaret hall with a century of history). Montmartre (highest hill in Paris). Museum of Pablo Picasso. A three-kilometer Parisian beach (divided into three main zones – a sandy beach, a grassy beach, a beach with a wooden surface. The zones are equipped with attractions and sports grounds).
Paris is the capital of France, located on the banks of the Seine River in the Ile-de-France region. Paris plays a leading role in the political and cultural life of France. As a cultural center, Paris has become famous for its museums, ancient cathedrals and architectural monuments. Every year, a huge number of tourists from all over the world flock to this extraordinary city, and it is not surprising, because Paris is a city of dreams, a city of celebration that combines the romanticism of modernity and the distant past.
From time immemorial, Paris has been considered the capital of world fashion. The most famous fashion designers and fashion designers gather annually in Paris for haute couture weeks. Every inhabitant of the world dreams of visiting Paris, at least once in his life, because this is one of the most romantic places in the world. Walking along the quiet streets of the city, you want to come back here again and again to feel all the romance of these magnificent places. Paris can certainly be called the most romantic place on earth, an oasis of peace and tranquility.
Versailles – a luxurious palace and park ensemble, 25 km. from Paris.
Camargue nature reserve where pink flamingos, white horses and wild bulls live. The Camargue Nature Reserve (in Provence) occupies the entire western part of the vast Rhone Delta. The Camargue is an island in the Rhone Delta, which is formed by its two branches and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Megeve (Megeve) – due to the favorable location of the resort, surrounded by the Mont Blanc chain, it is possible to use the Megeve-Chamonix slopes. The ski slopes are well laid, prepared and marked. With snow cannons and ski lifts that will take you to the right height, skiing is guaranteed regardless of the vagaries of the weather.
Three Valleys (Les 3 Vallees, Trois Vallees) is the largest ski resort in the world. It combines more than 200 lifts and more than 600 km of marked trails. It is the site of the 1992 Olympic Games. There are many towns in the Three Valleys. In terms of skiing, no matter which town you choose, if you buy a single ski pass for all the Three Valleys, then all 200 lifts are available to you. The most expensive holiday in Courchevel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens. Average prices in Meribel and Monttar. And La Tania is an inexpensive village.
Val d’Isère. No other resort offers such freedom of movement and variety of slopes. And all this for skiers of absolutely any level. Going down 133 ski slopes, you can cover 50 km without taking off your skis, 10 km without stopping. And riding every day for a week, never repeat in the descents. All trails are interconnected and you can ski all the time on the sunny slopes.
Chamonix is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. The Chamonix Valley is located at the foot of the Mont Blanc glaciers. In the center of the valley – the city of Chamonix – the center of tourist activity.
The minimum hourly wage in France is 8.8 euros per hour, which is 1343.77 euros per month.
In Europe, Freemasonry is most numerous in France. By the number of members of Masonic lodges and by the number of lodges in one country.
The founder of the modern Olympic movement was the French public figure Pierre de Coubertin.
To move around the city, you can use the metro, bus, funicular (to climb Montmartre), taxi. Outlying areas of Paris can be reached by RER trains. The bus, metro and funicular are valid one type of ticket. You can buy them at metro ticket offices and tobacconists. The most profitable way is to buy a booklet for 10 tickets (un carnet) worth 9.75 euros. For children under 4 years old, travel by metro and bus is free, from 4 to 10 years old – 50% of the cost. The metro operates from 6:00 am to 1:00 am.
For a VAT refund (16% of the purchase price), it is necessary that the purchase was not cheaper than 175 euros and was made in stores where TAX FREE is issued. The stamped checks of these stores, your passport and, upon request, the purchases themselves serve as the basis for a VAT refund at special refund points that are located wherever you cross the border. As a rule, at the entrance to the restaurant, a menu is posted in French and English. It is often offered to order a set lunch, which is much cheaper than ordering dishes separately. It is customary to tip at a rate of 10% of the amount indicated on the bill, even if the bill says service comprise or service included. To store money and valuables, we recommend using the hotel safe. We recommend keeping an eye on your handbags and wallets in crowded places.
The amount of cash more than 7000 euros is prohibited for import. Current restrictions: tobacco products – up to 200 pieces or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; alcoholic drinks – up to 2 liters of dry wine; perfume – 50 g, eau de toilette – up to 250 ml, coffee – up to 500 g.