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Geography of France
From the mainland to its overseas territories, France has an extraordinary ...natural heritage full of contrasts and a large variety of landscapes. Mountain ranges, plains, rivers, islands…All this and more to discover in our overview of the geography of France.
Geography: Hercynian France
The Paris and Aquitaine Basins, but also the Armorican Massif, the Massif ...Central, the Ardennes and the Vosges mountains are all part of “Hercynian” France, Europe’s ancient structures crossed by wide valleys (geological folds from the end of the primary era).
How do you choose your oysters?
Oysters come in many varieties and sizes – Normandy, Brittany, ...Marennes-Oléron, Arcachon… – a panorama of French oysters, all with their own secret flavour.
Sweets and confectionery available in ...France
France boasts over 600 varieties of regional confectionery: boiled sugar candy ...and lollypops, gumdrops, fruit jellies, marzipan, pastilles, chewing-gums, nougats, marshmallow, candied fruit, and many more, each with its own particular history.
The Futuroscope celebrates its twenty ...fifth birthday
France's second largest theme park, the pioneer of multimedia and 3D ...attractions, is constantly renewing itself.
The Way of Saint James in France
In order to reach Spain, pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela can ...choose from one of four routes that run through France. Many monuments have been built along these historical roads to welcome the pilgrims.
Wines and labels
Nearly 2000 years' worth of history and an extraordinary combination of ...landscapes, expertise and soils... French vineyards fill rich and complex wine lists, and here are some of the key varieties.
François Mitterrand (1916-1996)
Narrowly losing the 1974 election, François Mitterrand was elected president of ...France in 1981 and re-elected in 1988. His two seven-year terms in office were marked by the abolition of the death penalty and the modernisation of the penal code. He also went on to play a key role in European recovery.