France is considered to be one of the most important nations of the Western world, historically and culturally, famous for its art, wine, museums, gastronomy and style. It is the largest western European country and has coastlines on the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the English Channel. France is a leading tourist destination. The national capital is Paris. More: Pictures of France ►
St. Vincent church, in Saint-Malo.
Castle of the Popes, in Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, southeastern France. Avignon was the capital of the papacy from 1309 to 1377, and was papal property until the French Revolution.
The Arc of the Triumph, Paris.
The Pyramid at the entrance of Musée du Louvre, in Paris ►
Train stop in Strasbourg.
Lyon - Founded in 43 BC as a Roman colony, called Lugdunum, and later, capital of the Gauls, Lyon is now the capital of Rhône department of France.
Mountain climbing, Mount Blanc - Chamonix.
Harbor front of La Rochelle, an important French fishing port at the Atlantic coast.
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