Here are 15 interesting facts about France that I just found out by browsing the internet.
DISCLAIMER: Absolutely no fact checking has taken place, whatsoever.
1 – France is the most visited country in the world with (somewhere from 70 million according to one site up to) 83 million visitors every year.
2 – 77 million people speak French as their first language.
3 – It was voted best country in the world to live for five years in a row by International Living Magazine.
4 – In 1386, a pig was hanged in France for the murder of a child.
5 – There are more than 350 varieties of cheese in France, some say that there are 365, one for each day of the year.
6 – 82% of France is taken up by forest and farmland.
7 – France has more kilometres of road than any other country in the EU
8 – 38% of people in France own a dog.
9 – France is the world’s largest net exporter of electricity.
10 – French women have the highest life expectancy in the EU.
11 – The national flower of France is the iris.
12 – April Fool’s Day is believed to have originated in France.
13 – A mouse, rather than a fairy, collect’s the milk teeth from underneath children’s pillows in France.
14 – In France if you get special dispensation from the President it is possible to marry someone who is already dead.
15 – There are estimated to be 3900 museums in France, as compared to 2500 museums in the UK.