Interesting facts about France:
The French sleep the longest in the world, almost 9 hours a day. France is the most “repressed” country in the world, as every 5 Frenchman suffers from depression. What about posthumous marriages? So in France it is allowed to marry the dead. There was a king in France who ruled for 20 minutes. No, this is not a joke, Louis XIX really only ruled France for 20 minutes. In France it is against the law to call a pig Napoleon. French supermarkets are prohibited from throwing away unsold food, they are required to donate it to charities and other similar organizations.
The main sights of France
If you say that you were in France and did not see the Eiffel Tower, they simply will not believe you. The Eiffel Tower is the most popular attraction not only in France, but throughout the world. This huge building was built in 1887, in honor of the centenary of the French Revolution. The height of the Eiffel Tower is 300 meters.
No matter how many changes the Louvre survived – it was originally built as a defensive fortress, then, 4 centuries later, King Francis I decided to make the Louvre his residence, and only in 1789 it was decided to make it a national museum. This is one of the richest museums in the whole world; there are not enough exhibition halls to exhibit all the exhibits of the Louvre. Therefore, only a part of them is exhibited: we can see 35 thousand exhibits, and how many more are within its walls, simply cannot be counted.
Cote d’Azur or French Riviera
There is a separate type of tourists who go on vacation to relax, in the broadest sense of the word – to soak up the sea, swim in the rays of the gentle sun and sunbathe, but there is a place for them in France. The French Riviera is a land of amazing contrasts. The beautiful sunny beach is just a two hour drive from the snow-capped Alps and ski resorts. How can such a contrast go unnoticed?
National French dishes
This dish appeared in France during the Hundred Years War, when there was a famine in the country, and people were looking for any food. However, thanks to the French ability to turn “nothing” into a work of art, frog legs lingered in cooking for a long time.
Fine French pastries, traditionally served for breakfast. Delicate puff pastry with filling. The popularity of the croissant not only does not fall, but continues to grow. The croissant owes its appearance not to France, but to Austria, but it became famous just when they began to bake it in Paris.