France, the largest country in the European Union and the second largest in 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, countless restaurants

and sophisticated cuisine. France, with its long coastlines, massive mountain ranges and breathtaking farmland vistas and picturesque villages is the most visited country in the world, receiving more than 83 million foreign tourists annually.