Tourist Travel Information about France
France’s official name is the French Republic (République Française). It became a republic in 1792 as a result of the French Revolution against centuries of royal rule. The Revolution started with the storming of the Bastille fortress on 14th July 1789, an event that is celebrated every year all over France known as Bastille Day.
France has one of the largest economies in the Eurozone, after Germany. France is one of the largest exporters of luxury goods in the world. France’s main exports include aircraft, food, chemicals, industrial machinery, iron and steel, electronics, motor vehicles and pharmaceuticals.
France is one of the most iconic countries in the world and is considered to be the beacon of elegance, style, art, and glamour. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Mona Lisa are some of the country’s most well-known treasures. But the French also inspire with their way of life and their joie de vivre. Traveling to France usually means more than sightseeing. It usually means drinking coffee in the lively Paris cafés as great intellectuals and artists did in the past, eating croissants in a local bistro of a sleepy but gorgeous village in the countryside. Or even a vacation in a beautiful château, or in one of the chic resorts in the Cote D’Azur, visiting the country’s beautiful vineyards or lavender fields in the Provence. A trip to the land of liberté, egalité, fraternité is bound to inspire you.