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Fun Facts about France: Part 1

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Farewell from Amsterdam Central Station
In 1910, a law was enforced in France to forbid couples kissing at the platform, so that the trains would not be delayed or postponed

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Baguette Heaven - Love the ends of the bread!
Turning a baguette upside down is unlucky in France.

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The camera phone was invented in France in 1997 by Philippe Khan.

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"How can you govern a country which has 258 kinds of cheese?" Charles de Gaulle
There are over 400 kinds of cheese made in France

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Château de Chambord
There are about 40.000 Château (castles) in France.

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The French Laundry Cookbook
There are about two new cooking books published in France each new day.

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croissants
The croissant was actually invented in Austria

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Carte France Open Data V4
France is also known as L’Hexagone (the hexagon) because of its geometrical shape.

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Europe According to France
France is the largest country in EU with a land area of 547,000 square kilometres.

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France
With about 82 million visitors annually, France is by far the most attractive tourist destination in the world.

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Phare du Petit Minou, Finistére (29) France
The French coastline adds up to 3427km – which is roughly the distance from Paris to Petra.

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