France is one of the world's top tourist destinations, and there's plenty to get your teeth stuck into, from great cities like Paris, Bordeaux and Marseille to the prehistoric sites of the Vézère valley and Brittany's beautiful coastline. But how well do you really know the country? Embrace "joie de vivre" with these fun facts about France.

 BaguetteSource: thelocal.fr

Camera phoneSource: lovetoknow.com

ChateauxSource: eupedia.com

CheeseSource: france-property-and-information.com

Cooking booksSource: eupedia.com

CroissantSource: confessedtravelholic.com

France HexagonSource: truenomads.com

France land massSource: roughguides.com

France touristsSource: roughguides.com

French coastlineSource: world.bymap.org

French official languageSource: confessedtravelholic.com

French ToastSource: breakfastcourier.com

Tour de France factSource: www.letour.com

KiltsSource: truenomads.com

LouvreSource: sciencekids.co.nz

France Motto, French Liberty, French Politics,Source: expatica.com

Nobel prizesSource: eupedia.com

Platform kissingSource: roughguides.com

SnailsSource: truenomads.com

Wine consumptionSource: reuters.com

Explore more of France with the Rough Guide to France. Book hostels for your trip and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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