France has an unsurpassable quality of life. Healthy lifestyle in the cities, picturesque landscapes, splendid ancient architecture, great culture, fine cuisine and last but not least, the best health care in the world make it one of the world’s best country to live. But what cannot be measured in real terms is the soul of this place. "How can you lead a country that has two hundred and forty six different kinds of cheese?" (Charles de Gaulle, French president, 1oct 1962). If he were alive today, the General de Gaulle would have had to revise his statement - France now boasts over 400 varieties of cheese, this suggesting to a large extent the country's cultural diversity. Much of its originallity comes from the fact that its territories are found in all major regions of the continent, each with its own personality. Both the diversity of landscape and...
Amazing landscapes, eco-friendly initiatives, the 4th country in the EU with the highest GDP/capita and some of the best ski resorts in the world are few of the reasons why this country deserves to be in the list. Austria is a country rich in traditions, music and contrasts, from the Western Alps to the Danube basin in the east. The country of Johann Strauss and Mozart, it is also remarkable for the historic buildings, museums and world-class alpine landscape that takes your breath away. In a cafe, in a ballroom or church, Austrians seem to have something from the charm and romanticism of Italians combined with the discipline of Germans. Austria's glorious architectural wonders are inherited from the powerful Habsburgi, who dominated...
Turning its natural disadvantages into its own advantage, Switzerland is now a super-efficient, high-tech society, where everything functions perfectly. For centuries already peaceful neutral, here you will find reliability, quality, discretion, punctuality, safety and tranquility. Furthermore, the swiss speak five languages, so that any foreigner can easily accommodate here. Small, rich and with only 7.5 million people, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of living and clocks indicating the time perfectly. Domestic products such as cheese, chocolate, precision watches and multi-functional penknives are popular worldwide. Reputed political neutrality, financial power, isolated location and wonderful mountains have enabled Switzerland to have a central role in European affairs. The central location makes it a great centre for conventions and international conferences.  ...