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Quick Info France

Location: Western Europe – and shares a border with 8 different countries! (Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Andorra and Switzerland)
Get Here: via Train with Rail Europe, Plane with SkyScanner or Automobile (your own car or hired with AutoEurope)
Currency: Euro (€) – check the latest exchange rate here
Electrical Plug Fixture: Type F (grab a universal adapter and you’ll never have to worry about which plug you need again)
Capital City: Paris
Other Major Cities: Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeux
Learn the Language: Basic French Words & Phrases (Perfect for Travelers)
Famous For: Luxury Ski Resorts, haute couture, cars, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, The Tour de France, wine, cheese and gourmet food!
Famous People and Brands: Dior, Givenchy, Channel, Renault, Citroen, Peugeot, The Michelin Guide, The Statue of Liberty (given to the USA as a gift in 1886), Les Miserables (my favorite musical), Gérard Depardieu, Bridgette Bardot and Napoleon.

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