General Information on France
France is one of the most attractive and popular tourism destinations in the world. France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France is the largest country within Western Europe and third-largest in Europe. Geographically France is the most diverse country within Europe. Cities like Paris, which is the capital, Toulouse, and Marseille contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe.
The countryside contains a lot of major tourist attractions, the French Riviera, the rough Atlantic beaches, winter sports in the French Alps. France is known for its outstanding gastronomy, for the food and the excellent red wines. "The Government of France has been very involved in sustainable tourism since 2006, when it created the International Taskforce on Sustainable Tourism Development."