Beautiful France is a country in Western Europe, which is the second most populous country in the European Union with a population of 65 million. This land is the largest country in the European Union and the third largest country in the European continent. Up to two-thirds of France’s land area is plain, with the remaining three-quarters being hilly. There are several rivers throughout the nation, but only the Seine is navigable.
France has become one of the 3 superpowers of Europe after the Middle Ages. The Declaration of Human and Citizen Rights, which was compiled after the French Revolution, is considered one of the first human rights documents of its kind. This vast land with a history that is full of bitter tastes and sweets, has been the breeding center of great artists and thinkers. Today, we consider France to be the center of creation of modernity. France is the fifth largest economy in the world and has become a developed country in economy, industry, art and fashion.
Because of the special shape of France on the geographical map, it is called the six-sided country. The 6-sided country was the third most profitable tourist destination in the world in 2013. This beautiful land is known as the capital city of Paris, the creation center of the Impressionism art movement in the second half of the 19th century. Famous artists such as Antonin Artaud, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Delacroix, Picabia, Daumier and Jean-Francois Millet are from France.
The Climate of France
France has a moderate continental climate in the interior, a temperate maritime climate along the coast, and a subtropical climate in its southernmost point. It is affected by relief characteristics and varies geographically. Temperatures are above freezing on average (unless in hilly areas), with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The annual precipitation ranges from 600 (23″) mm to 1000 mm (39″) and can exceed 2000 mm (79″) on the western slopes of mountains.
Places in France
France’s natural environment is diversified and breathtakingly gorgeous. With its favorable climate, endearing residents, and rich culture, it draws millions of travelers each year. Beautiful plains, snow-capped mountains, wide rivers, and alpine meadows are just ready to show off their splendor to tourists.
Lavender fields in Provence
Famous French author Romain Rolland reportedly remarked: “Provence makes France lovely.” The area has a stunning landscape, a clear blue sky, and pure, fresh air. The hills of Provence are draped in a carpet of blossoming lavender between July and August. Its aroma complements the distinctive scenery and the smell of tattered grass.
Dune of Pilat
The powerful moving The Dune of Pilat (dune du pilat in French) is situated in the region of the same name, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Bordeaux, on the Arcachon Bay coastlines. It is Europe’s highest dune. The dune is incredibly large, measuring 3 km (1.8 mi) in length, 500 m (1640 ft) in width, and 107 m (351 ft) in height. And it advances a few meters farther inland each year.
One of the most stunning canyons in all of Europe is Verdon Gorge. Its length is 25 kilometers (15.5 km), and at certain locations, its depth reaches 700 m (2296 ft). It was made by the Verdon River, which flows through alpine mountains. Beautiful Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon Lake is reached by the river and canyon.
Cliffs of Étretat
There are several holes in the Normandy alabaster coast that stretches over the Atlantic. Localities of various scales fill each of these gaps. The world is widely known for the chalk cliffs that form an arch near the tiny settlement of Etretat. They captured the attention of many painters, including Claude Monet.
Sleeping volcanos of Chaîne des Puys
It is very appropriate that the Chaîne des Puys’ green volcanoes be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Magnificent and peaceful, the 40 km (25 mi) long chain of dormant volcanoes wrapped in lush vegetation. Since the last explosion 6,000 years ago, the area is now entirely safe for travelers.
Flora of France
France has a wide variety of plants. Only mosses and lichens live on lifeless snowy summits. Lower alpine meadows are carpeted with chamomile, bellflowers, and other grassy plants including meadowsweet, wild carrot, and angelica. Meadows are also the habitat of valuable plants. Muscle soreness is reduced by arnica, and Turk’s cap lilies were once used as food before becoming protected species. In the same way that wild orchid treats gastritis and Gentiana enhances the flavor of beer, silene also has similar uses in food.
Fauna of France
A long history of the anthropogenic impact caused some species to become extinct and threatened others. However, there are several examples of European, Mediterranean, and Alpine species in nearby reserves. Brown bears, chamois, and ibex are present.
Some tiny verminous animals (such as foxes and badgers) and rodents are among the surviving species (squirrels, mice, and rats). Hares and bats reside in forests. Red deer, roe deer, boars, and beavers constitute additional wildlife. Mouflons may be found in the Corsican Alps. There is a greater variety of birds. Mountainsides are alive with the sounds of song thrushes, bullfinches, whinchats, turasian tree creepers, and willow warblers.
French forests and national parks!
Forest of Argonne
The mountainous and wild Argonne forest located in the northeast of France is a long and green strip with an area of 200 km. During World War II, this beautiful area has been the site of heavy clashes between German and allied forces. Argonne Forest is the name of a prosperous neighborhood in the state of Georgia, located in the Atlanta area.
Forest of Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau forest is one of the most amazing and rich French forests located in the southeast of Paris, Fontainebleau state. This beautiful forest has an area of about 2280 km. The most common plant species in this forest is the oak tree, which constitutes 44% of all types of trees. More than 3 thousand species of fungi, more than seven thousand species of animals, and five thousand species of various insects have been discovered in Argonne.
Bois de Vincennes
Parc Vincennes is a beautiful park in the English style in the east of Paris. Vincent is a village near this park that gave its name to this park. The area of this park is estimated at 9,947 km, which is 3 times the size of New York’s Central Park and 4 times the size of London’s Hayden Park.
Bois de Boulogne
Bois de Boulogne is a large and special park in terms of natural beauty, on the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The area of this beautiful garden is 8.459 km. This park ends at Bagh Laclimanation amusement park.
The most pristine and transparent lake in Europe is found in Annecy, sometimes referred to as the Venice of the Alps. It is regarded as one of France’s largest lakes and a tranquil and lovely location to enjoy paddling on calm, clear water between mountains and forests. Most visitors to Annecy come to rent boats and take in the lake’s tranquility.
Geneva is a lake surrounded by the Alps, partly in France and partly in Switzerland. Its clear water is sometimes blue and sometimes colorless. Boating on the waters of this lake is one of the attractive activities for tourists who are interested in seeing the castles around Geneva.
A lake with an interesting name, Gaube means lake in the Gassonian language. Therefore, the lake is the name of this lake. Gaube is located among high mountains and its enchanting view is one of the reasons for attracting tourists to this place.
The most beautiful French villages, peaceful nature, free from the chaos of cities!
A book named “Beautiful Villages of France” has been published, which examines and introduces the nature, architecture, food, and beauty of French villages. This book introduces 150 beautiful examples and has done this act to motivate the residents of these areas to encourage beautification and promote tourism in these places.
The village of Castelnio
Castelnio place is a village left from the Middle Ages and preserved from the destructive hands of time and events. The beautiful streets full of flowers, architecture, and the beautiful Vicomtal Palace welcome tourists well.
Roussillon is a very special village famous for its beautiful nature full of other flowers, red rocks, pine trees, and unique architecture that made Roussillon unique.
Gordes Palace is located in the heart of this extremely special village. This village offers a special example of architecture in harmony with nature. Clay roofs and winding alleys have created a beautiful view for tourists in addition to the magnificence of this area.