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Travelling to France.

Are you preparing your trip to France? Gulliway will help you to plan an interesting route and give you the best advice on exciting places and sights in France. It also enables you to calculate your trip costs. We collect statistic data on trips to France from our club’s members. It helps us to make recommendations on planning your journey. For instance: Why do tourists travel to France? The most popular activities are Driving tours, Sightseeing and also Sunbathing. Travellers go to France from around the world, but the most often they travel from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Baden-Baden, Renesse, Minsk, Brussels.

Few countries of France, rich in lands and cultures, are the most interesting for tourists. Pay your special attention to France . There are many different resources concerning travelling to these countries on our website: travelling to France.

The map of France

France regions.

Want to see interactive maps of France? There are maps of the following France regions in our database:

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Geographically France consists of the following regions: Provence-Alpes-Côte D\`azur, Brittany, Lower Normandy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Upper Normandy, Pays De La Loire, Rhône-Alpes, Lorraine, Île-De-France, Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Center, Picardy, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, Limousin, Corsica, Franche-Comté, Auvergne, Burgundy, Midi-Pyrénées.

Cities of France

If you plan a trip to France, pay special attention to Marseille, Paris, Nice, Rouen and Avignon. .

Routes and travel notes about France.

Start browsing routes database from here: All routes of France. There is a special resource for means of transportation: France transport . According to it, the most popular ways to travel to France by Rent car, by camping car, by commercial bus , and for trips around travellers prefer to use Rent car, Railway, Hiking / Walking.

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Do you want to read more about France? Check, what Wikipedia knows about France. Gulliway has a special source for travelling activities in France. Our statistic says, the most popular travelling activities in France are: Driving tours, Sightseeing, Sunbathing, National parks, Wilderness Adventures, Romance, Wine & Beer Tasting, Nightlife, Hiking, Walking, Historical Trip.

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  • The Wikipedia article about France

    France (French IPA: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

    During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome, which held Gaul until 486, when the Germanic Franks conquered the region and formed the Kingdom of France. France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) strengthening state-building and political centralisation. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would be the second largest in the world. The 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots). France became Europe's dominant cultural, political, and military power under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, and saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day.

    In the 19th century Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire, whose subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, and was one of the Allied Powers in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and later dissolved in the course of the Algerian War. The Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains to this day. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and typically retained close economic and military connections with France.

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