A Taste of France
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Holidays in France
France is a favourite holiday destination with tourists from the world over, probably because it has such a rich culture and diversity of scenery ranging from flat and industrial to snow covered peaks.
Mention France to anyone and often the first thing that springs to mind is the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or maybe Paris in the spring. Or if you are the outdoors type, probably the Alps, kayaking or climbing on warm limestone crag is your first thought. But as you will see, France is a destination with something for almost everyone. Officially, France is known as the 'French Republic' and is divided into Metropolitan France and the overseas colonies. In terms of size, it is the largest by area in the EU and was one of the founding members of that organisation. Like Britain, France built up a large empire, including North America, Africa and the Pacific Islands.