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France

Some facts about France:

  • France is the largest country in Western Europe
  • France is 3/4 the size of Texas.
  • The average life expectancy at birth for the French is 81.5 years.
  • France has an estimated population of 64.5 million, making it the 19th most populous country.
  • France is home to 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be temporary and was initially unpopular.
  • Denim comes from the French city of Nimes.
  • France produces almost 360 different types of cheese.
  • France is a popular travel destination and has been featured many times on the Amateur Traveler.
Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.
Paris Street Scene – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Paris Street Scene – Paris, France – Daily Photo

This is one of my photos that I have on the walls of my home because I have always loved the colors and icon nature of the street scene (made only more …
Back Alley – Antibes, France – Daily Photo

Back Alley – Antibes, France – Daily Photo

Sometimes exploring a city means walking it’s back alleys and side streets like I did in Antibes, France. I love finding some hidden beauty in the city.
Luxembourg Gardens – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Luxembourg Gardens – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Bocce being played in Luxembourg Gardens, one of Paris’ finest parks.
Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh – Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh – Auvers-sur-Oise, France

On a chilly winter day my husband and I took a day trip to Auvers-sur-Oise a small village northwest of Paris. The one hour train ride from Gare du Nord was convenient …
Tourist Train – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

Tourist Train – Cannes, France – Daily Photo

I usually take pictures of things that I like but I have to admit I really don’t like the tourist trains that so many citys have these days. This is the tourist …
Travel to Toulouse, France – Episode 367

Travel to Toulouse, France – Episode 367

Hear about travel to Toulouse, France as the Amateur Traveler talks to Benny the Irish Polyglot. Benny lived in the city for 3 months to work on his French. He was drawn …
15 Odd Facts About France

15 Odd Facts About France

Tourists France is the most visited country in the world with over 79.5 million guests in 2011. A number of those visitors are from its neighbors in Europe but people all over …
4 Terrifying Places in Europe

4 Terrifying Places in Europe

People always tend to go on and on about the hundreds of marvelous destinations as well as the many romantic getaways ideal for a holiday with your beloved one. However, since I’m …
Trekking Around Mont Blanc, France – Episode 332

Trekking Around Mont Blanc, France – Episode 332

The Amateur Traveler talks to Marc Barach about his recent trek around Monte Blanc. Hiking around the giant mountain on the tour Monte Blanc took him through portions of France, Italy and …