Total area: 674,843 km2
Official language: French
Governement: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Internet TLD: .fr
Calling code: +33
France is a country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. France has access to the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The capital and largest city in the country is Paris.
France attracts over 70 million tourists annually, bringing an income of over $ 30 billions into the state budget. They have an impressive accommodation capacity (18,810 hotels with 587,000 rooms, 17.2 million beds, of which 1.17 million in approved hotels, 2.7million in campsites -first place in Europe and second one in the world after USA), over 40% being concentrated in the Paris region, Rhone - Alpes and Cote d 'Azur.
While here, the must-see places are: Paris and its surroundings -the palaces of Versailles, Chantilly, Fointenebleau, Disneyland Paris, an unique amusement park in Europe, the Loire Valley with its famous castles from the XV – XVIth century (Chinon, Blois, Ambloise etc.). France is a tourist attraction almost all year round, but the best time for tourists is spring.
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Corsica is an island which, though still belongs to France, has a strong Italian atmosphere. It is not without reason that the island of Corsica is called beauty. For landscape diversity, and for the fact that the island is not touched by tourism development and aggression, Corsica is considered the Mediterranean Sea pearl. It is best to plan your vacation in Corsica in May, June or October, to avoid congestion in the summer.
For more information about the best places to visit in France, visit http://www.bestourism.com/bests/best/136?title=Top-places-to-visit-in-France.
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