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- France destinations resource pages -

Details available for these French

• Bergerac
• Lyon
• Nice & Monaco

• Paris CDG
• Paris ORY

Destination France
- Republique Francaise -

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For a quick brief check The CIA Factbook

Conventional long form: French Republic conventional short form: France local long form: Republique Francaise local short form: France

22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes.

Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of the euro in January 2002. At present, France is at the forefront of European states seeking to exploit the momentum of monetary union to advance the creation of a more unified and capable European defense and security apparatus.


Border countries:

Andorra 56.6 km
Belgium 620 km
Germany 451 km
Italy 488 km
Luxembourg 73 km Monaco 4.4 km
Spain 623 km
Switzerland 573 km

Coast line: 3,427 km


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total: 547,030 sq km
land 545,630 sq km
water: 1,400 sq km

60,180,529 (July 2003 est.)


generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral.

Our tip:

DisneyLand France • Take the ferry, take a fast train or fly.

Why not buy an open entry ticket and send it as a birthday present.

Stay in the resort or combine with visits to other locations we have great hotel offers in Paris by Superbreak
as well as near the Disney Resort.

If you intend to go to disney in Paris check out their offers including train travel - acommodation in and outside of Disney Resort.
If you look carful they have some brilliant offers.

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