Cultural Info: France

Did You Know...

France is the top touristic destination in the world, with more than 84.5 million registered international tourists in 2015.

France is the home of more than 40,000 châteaux, some of which can be purchased individually.

France is the top country in the world for most Nobel Prizes for Literature won by its citizens. In fact, 15 French authors have won the prize since 1901.

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

The French flag (composed of blue, white, and red) originated after the French Revolution of 1789. The white color stands for the "ancient France", while the red and blue were the colors of the Paris militia that fought during the revolution.

If you love cheese, you must know this - France produces more than 400 different types of cheese, each of whom can have several varieties within its category.

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