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Interesting Facts about France

France Interesting Facts

France, officially French Republic, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about France:

  • France is the largest country in Europe.
  • The most popular tourist attraction in the world is France.
  • You can marry a dead person in France.
  • Hot air balloon was invented in France.
  • France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away food.
  • The oldest person who ever lived was a French. Jeanne Louise Calment lived 122 years and 164 days.
  • Same-sex marriage in France was legalized in 2013.
  • France is a home for many Noble Prize winners in literature.
  • The EU's highest mountain is located in French Alps.
  • The Louvre museum is the most visited museum in the world.
  • The most expensive bottle of wine in the world produced by France.
  • The croissant wasn't invented in France. Austria is a home for croissant.
  • It's forbidden to kiss on train platforms. In France, it is actually illegal to kiss while a train is on the platform.
  • The most busiest railway station in Europe is Paris Gare du Nord in France.
  • 30,000 tons of snails are eaten in France.
  • The tradition of wearing a white dress for a wedding originated in France.
  • France had a king that lasted only 20 minutes.
  • Camouflage was invented by the French army.
  • The French believe that placing a baguette (or any type of bread) upside down can cause bad luck.
  • The Tour de France over 100 years.
  • The nickname of France is L’Hexagone.
  • Statue of Liberty in the US was a gift from France.
  • There are 12 different time zones in France.
  • France is a home for Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The world's first human photograph was taken in Paris, France.
  • French toast not from France.
  • France shares land borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain.

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