Did you know?
Named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel, France's Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Exposition.
It was almost torn down in 1909 but was spared because it proved an ideal transmitter needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy.
The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet (324 m) high, including the antenna at the top.
Liberty, equality and fraternity
The national motto of France, it first appeared around the time of the Revolution (1789–1799), and was written into the constitutions of 1946 and 1958.
Today you’ll see it on coins, postage stamps and government logos often alongside 'Marianne' who symbolises the 'triumph of the Republic'.
Favourite Ski destination
Ski areas in France generally sit higher than any other ski country so ski resorts usually have excellent snow forecasts throughout the winter months.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, while Mont Blanc in Chamonix is Europe’s highest mountain - it stands at 4810m.