France

When visiting France you will realise how much culture the country has, possessing numerous chateaux and different styles of architecture. Their outstanding culture encompasses, amongst others, their delicious fine cuisine and artistic talent.

They take their sport pretty serious as well. France’s football team won the European and World Cup in 1996 and 1998 respectively and their rugby union side have won the 6 nations on many occasions. The country also hosts one of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments which takes place at Roland Garros in Paris in late May. One of the country’s main spectacles is the Tour De France which takes place on an annual basis in July. The south of France is popular for rugby and it has a wealth of first class clubs which assures competitive matches for all ages.

General Information
Capital: Paris
Language: French
Currency: Euro
GMT: +1 hour
Flight time: 2 hours
Int Dialling Code: +33
Population: 65.8 million

Sports Available
Rugby (Sept – May)
Football (Sept – Apr)
Cricket (Apr – Sept)
Tennis (All year)

Places to visit
Paris
Montpellier
Perpignan
Marseille
Toulon
Bordeaux