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CultureShock! France by Sally Adamson Taylor

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‘La ville est plus belle à vélo!’

—The new Velib’ bike rental programme motto

 

 

 

Official Name

France

Capital

Paris

Major Cities

Paris (ten times the next largest in population), Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Toulouse and Bordeaux

Administrative Centre

Paris (the centre of everything in France)

Flag

Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), white, and red; known as the ‘Le drapeau tricolore’ (French Tricolour)

The tricolour flag was established as the symbol of liberty during the Revolution in 1794 and adopted as the official flag in 1812. ...

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