GENERAL DESCRIPTION

France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

60,742,000

RELIGION

Roman Catholic

CAPITAL

Paris (9,854,000)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

79

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $26,000

AREA

543,965 square kilometers (210,026 square miles)

LANGUAGE

French

LITERACY PERCENT

99

FABIO'S REVIEW

Yellow-Living
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LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Nice - 1975 - 17036 COVER

NICE (1975 AND 1994)

Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists: former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse, while Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake's major religious works.

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Paris - Circus of Stains-Dugny 1979 - 12586 COVER

PARIS

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is also known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques.

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Tende (80s) - 13399 COVER

TENDE (80S)

Tende is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, located in the Mercantour National Park in the French Alps. This mountainous commune is bordered by Italy to the north, with the boundary determined by the watershed line between the two countries. This line of mountain tops contains more than 20 summits exceeding 2,000 meters.

NICE (1975 AND 1994)

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Nice - 1975 - 17036 COVER

Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists: former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse, while Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake's major religious works.

PARIS

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Paris - Circus of Stains-Dugny 1979 - 12586 COVER

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is also known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques.

TENDE (80S)

Fabio's LifeTour - France (1975, 1980, 90s) - Tende (80s) - 13399 COVER

Tende is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, located in the Mercantour National Park in the French Alps. This mountainous commune is bordered by Italy to the north, with the boundary determined by the watershed line between the two countries. This line of mountain tops contains more than 20 summits exceeding 2,000 meters.

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