France: The Republic of diversity and fine cuisine

Europe - France

France is a diverse country. Its many regions each have pride in their districts as well as their national identities. The Republic of diversity and fine cuisine has coastlines on the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea. Not surprisingly, the sea has played a major role in French life over the centuries.

Paris, the capital, is France’s hub with good transport infrastructure connecting it to all parts of the country. Fine restaurants are a feature of the country, some just simple premises in small villages. In fact, France has more Michlin stars restaurants than any other country in the world. French cuisine is world-renowned with its wines and cheeses the envy of many other countries. Southwest France is one of several major wine-producing regions while champagne is produced at the opposite end of France near the Belgian border.

The climate in the South of France has led to its popularity with tourists. While Paris is a fashion center, some would say that the most fashionable part of France is the Cote d’Azur (the French Riviera) on its southwest coast. Resorts like Cannes and St. Tropez have attracted the rich and famous in recent centuries. The Republic of diversity and fine cuisine is just waiting for you to discover that.