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France rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of France. Common rental types found in France are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if France where housing rentals are found are Paris Area, PACA, Rhone-Alpes, Picardie, Auvergne, Champagne-Ardenne, Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Alsace, Basse-Normandie, Poitou-Charentes, Centre, Limousin, Corse, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Aquitaine, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Pays-de-la-Loire, Lorraine, All Cities, Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of France.

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France is officially known as French Republic. It is located on Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian. It is a largest country in Western Europe. The French bordered to the to the northwest by the La Manche, to the northeast by Belgium and Luxembourg, to the east by Germany, Switzerland, Italy and to the south by the Mediterranean, to the southwest by Spain and Andorra, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The country capital is Paris it is also a largest city in France. France is linked to the UK by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel. The country total area is 260,558 sq mi. The forest-covered Vosges Mountains are in the northeast, and the Pyrenees are along the Spanish border. France has a usable agricultural area of nearly 74 million acres. French is the France official language. Many people speak at least some English. The country total population is 65,447,374 in 2010 estimation. France is one of the most dominant agricultural centers of Europe for centuries. France agriculture is continues to be a very important segment in the economy of France. France?s major agriculture products that place France among the top producers in the world market are sugar beets, wine, milk, beef and veal, cereals, and oilseeds. France has a temperate climate, which means warm summers, cold winters and rainfall spread throughout the year. The western France has a more continental climate with warm summers and colder winters. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with some snow likely in winter. In southern France the climate is Mediterranean, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The French Republic is a founding member state of the European Union and is the largest one by area. The county is also founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie and Latin Union. France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and possesses the third largest nuclear weapons stockpile in the world. It is a home for astonishing range of scenery.

France Recreation, Culture and Attractions

France has a rich and diverse cultural heritage of the French people has been shaped by geography, by profound historical events, and by foreign and internal forces and groups. The French country population has very diverse origins, contributing to the development of a cosmopolitan culture. France capital Paris is played an important role as a center of high culture and of decorative arts since the seventeenth century. It is also played an important role in modern art, cinema, fashion and cuisine. France had been an important cultural center of the world for many centuries. The France language is also considered the most important cultural identity for the people of France. The Government of France has taken several actions for the promotion of French culture and the French language. France is also home for many several world-famous tourist attractions. It has many amazing historical and cultural attractions. Tourist attractions in France are scattered all across the country, and every region has something special to offer to its visitors. France is home to stunning mountain ranges, young and lively rivers, lush forests, and world-class beaches, promising endless choice of recreation for tourists. France is world-famous for its unmatched collections of museums, amazing medieval castles and cathedrals, and of course for its varieties of delicious cuisine and wines. The country has also historical attractions including some of the most amazing UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. France popular sports are football, judo and tennis. France has 6th rank in greatest sports nation, behind the United States, China, Russia, Germany, and Italy. Paris is a capital of France was also the first home of the International Olympic Committee, before it moved to Lausanne. Rugby is also a popular game in France. The national rugby team has competed at every Rugby World Cup.

France Country Demographics

France total population - 63,713,926
France male population - 31136360
France female population - 33363566
France Italian population - 5,000,000
France Spanish population - 183,277
France Portuguese population - 798,837
France Poles population - 900 000
France Greeks population - 35,000
France Arab population - 6,000,000
France Turks population - 500,000
France North African Jews population - 500,000
France North African population - 3,264,000
France Sub-Saharan Africans population - 1,080,000
France Turkish population - 441,000
France French overseas departements and territories population - 757,000

France School Information

France has highly organized educational system. The France education system is divided into three different stages. They are primary education, secondary education and higher education. Primary and secondary education is usually imparted at public schools. The education system is played an important role for economy in France. Schooling in France is mandatory as of age 6. Primary and secondary education is managed by the Ministry of National Education. These laws provided for free, compulsory public education entirely under government control. The primary education system is fairly standard across the entire country up until the age of 10 or 11 when children move on to secondary school. The France has 25th rank in education system best in the world. In France higher education is funded by the state and fees are very low.

France Country Symbols

France state Flag
France state Flag
France state flower
France state flower
France state Bird
France state Bird
Gallic Rooster
France state Motto
France state Motto
Liberte, egalite, fraternite (French, Liberty, equality, fraternity)
France state Anthem
France state Anthem
There is a Lovely Country

France Country History

Europe from about the 200,000 BC occupied by the Homo sapiens, but they all died 30,000 years ago, supposedly during a period of cold weather. Around the 2500 B.C, the Celts came from Central Europe and settled in Gaul. Gaul covered large parts of modern day France, Belgium, northwest Germany and northern Italy. Gaul was inhabited by many Celtic and Belgae tribes whom the Romans referred to as Gauls and who spoke the Gaulish language roughly between the Seine and the Garonne. Gaul was divided into several different provinces. Many changes occurred during the cultural evolution under the Roman Empire. The Romans were afraid of populations having local identities and began to displace them, so they avoided a threat to the Roman integrity. Christianity in France received a boost when in 496 Clovis adopted the Roman Catholic form of Christianity. Charles Martel was the first leader of the Carolingian dynasty and was responsible for the expansion of the Frankish kingdom and also stopped the Muslim advance. On this time Muslim invaders had conquered Hispania and were threatening the Frankish kingdoms. The Roman Empire was on the verge of collapsing. France became a centralized state where an absolute monarchy was established. During the 17th century the monarchy reached its height and the reign of Louis XIV. On this time France possessed the largest population in Europe and had tremendous influence over European politics, economy, and culture. The monarchy ruled France until the French Revolution. France was a monarchy known for its colorful royals. Since beginning of the 17th century until the 1960s France had colonial possessions, in various forms. The Fourth Republic was established after World War II and, despite spectacular economic growth. Today the France has played a major role in European and world events.

France Country Tourist Information

France is a first tourist destination in the world. France also attracts many religious pilgrims to Lourdes, a town in the Hautes-Pyrenees department that hosts a few million visitors a year. France tourism is accountable for 6% of the country's income. Paris is the capital of France. It is one of the most visited cities in the world. It has attracts tourists with museums such as the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, and attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, and Disneyland Paris. France has amazing historical and cultural attractions, as well as breathtaking modern attractions. Tourist attractions in France are scattered all across the country, and every region has something special to offer to its visitors. France is not all about its museums and cathedrals, but the country also has contributed a lot to the world in the field of modern engineering. France has Mediterranean beaches on the French Riviera, in Languedoc-Roussillon, or in Corsica are famous beaches.

France Country Transportation

France Transportation is one of the most highly developed systems in Europe. There are 1,000,960 km of roads. The French motorway networking is managed by the private companies such as Sanef. The country has 30,500 km of major trunk roads or routes nationals and state-owned motorways. France is believed to be the most car dependent country in Europe. The Railway system is operated by SNCF in France. There is a total of 31,939 km of railway in France. Metro and tramway services are not thought of as trains and usually follow road traffic in driving on the right in France. France has approximately 478 airports in 2005 estimation. There are three heliports. 288 of the airports have paved runways, with the remaining 199 being unpaved. There are 14 airports. The two international airports of Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, both located in Paris, lead all others in France in both passenger and freight traffic.

France Taxes

France Country Corporate tax - 33.33%
France Country Maximum Personal Income tax - 41%
France Country The current standard rate of Value Added Tax - 19.6%
France Country Value Added Tax reduced rate for food and books - 5.5%
France Country Value Added Tax specific rate applies only to the drugs taken in charge by the Social Security - 2,1%
France Country Wealth Tax on Individuals resident in France - 30%
France Country succession tax - 30%
France Country Income tax - 0%-40%
France Country Social Taxes general social contribution on Incomes from work - 7,5 %
France Country Social Taxes general social contribution on income from investments - 8.2%
France Country Social Taxes contribution to the social debt - 0.5%
France Country Land tax on cadastral rental value of the building (i.e. the value set by the administration) - 50%

France Universities

University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France - 23,056 Students
University of the Mediterranean, Aix-en-Provence, Gap and Marseille, France - 24,000 Students
Paul Cezanne University, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France - 22,500 Students
University of Avignon, Avignon, France - 7,500 Students
Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France - 70,000 Students
University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France - 21,000 Students
University of Franche-Comte, Main campus: Besançon, France - 27,000 Students
Montesquieu University ? Bordeaux IV - 14,000 Students
University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, Pau, Bayonne, France - 12,000 Students
University of Caen Lower Normandy, Caen, Basse-Normandie, France - 24,000 Students
University of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France - 15,000 Students
Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France - 1,4316 Students
University of Corsica Pascal Paoli, Corte, Corsica, France - 4,400 Students
University of Burgundy, Dijon, Bourgogne, France - 26,220 Students
University of the French West Indies and Guiana, France - 13,117 Students
University of Savoy, Annecy, Jacob-Bellecombette, Le Bourget-du-Lac, (both near Chambery), in Haute-Savoie/Savoie, France - 12,368 Students
Lille University of Science and Technology, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France - 20,000 Students
Lille 2 University of Health and Law, 24,000 Students
Universite Lille Nord de France, Lille, France - 110,000 Students
Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, Lyon, France - 29,525 Students
Lumière University Lyon 2, Lyon, France - 27,393 Students
University of Lyon, Lyon, France - 100,000 Students
University of Montpellier 1, Montpellier, France - 21,226 Students
Montpellier 2 University, Montpellier, Herault, France - 12,529 Students
Paul Valery University, Montpellier III, Montpellier, France - 16,138 Students
University of Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - 10 038 Students
Henri Poincare University, Nancy, France - 18,000 Students
University of Nantes, Nantes, France - 34,156 Students
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, Sophia-Antipolis and Villefranche-sur-Mer, France - 25,793 Students
François Rabelais University, Tours, France - 25,000 Students
University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France - 40,483 Students
University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France - 19,360 Students
Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France - 23,505 Students
Paris Descartes University, Paris, France - 32,000 Students
Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France - 30,000 Students
Paris Diderot University, Paris, France - 26,000 Students
University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France - 24,000 Students
University of Rennes 1, Rennes, Brittany, France - 24,952 Students University of Rennes 2 ? Upper Brittany, Rennes, Brittany, France - 17,380 Students
University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France - 42,260
Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, Versailles, France - 16,000 Students
Paris West University Nanterre La Defense, Nanterre, Île-de-France - 35,000 Students

France Religions

France Christian Population is 49%
France Muslim Population is 10%
France Buddhist Population is 1.2%
France Hindu Population is 0.1%
France Jews Population is 1%
France Sikhs Population is 1%
France Others Population is 2%

France Province

Languedoc Province, France - Population 3,650,000
Aunis Province, France - Population 286,872
Poitou Province, France - Population 1,375,356
Aquitaine & Gascony Province, France - Population 3,150,890
Aix-en-Provence Province, France - Population 141,200
Alsace Province, France - Population 1,815,488
Franche-Comte Province, France - Population 1,159,000
Corsica Province, France - Population 302,000
Savoy Province, France - Population 1,096,500
Kingdom of Sardinia Province, France - Population 4,650,368

France Government

France government is a semi presidential system determined by the French Constitution of the fifth Republic. French Constitution was approved by referendum on 28 September 1958. The government of France is divided into three branches. They are executive, a legislative and a judicial branch. The executive branch itself has two leaders the President and the Prime Minister. The President is the head of the state. The President and the Prime Minister elected directly by universal adult suffrage for a 5-year term and the Government, led by the president-appointed Prime Minister, currently François Fillon. The Parliament of France, making up the legislative branch, consists of two houses: the National Assembly and the Senate; the Assembly is the pre-eminent body. The judicial court stream consists of inferior courts, intermediate appellate courts, and the French Supreme Court. Judges are government employees but are granted special statutory protection from the executive.

France Parks

France has nine national parks. Cevennes National Park: it is located in southern France. It is established in 1970. Ecrins National Park: It is located in the south-eastern part of France. The park has been awarded the European Diploma of Protected Areas. Guadeloupe National Park: it is located in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean region. Guiana Amazonian Park: it is located in French Guiana. The park has been built upon territories belonging to the communes of Camopi, Maripasoula, Papaichton, Saint-Elie and Saul. Mercantour National Park: it was created in 1979, the Mercantour Park has proven popular. Port-Cros National Park: It was founded in 1963 after the island of Port-Cros was bequeathed to the state. Pyrenees National Park: it is located along the border of France and Spain is a scenic and mountainous landscape offering a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and observing wildlife. Reunion National Park: located in the western Indian Ocean region. Vanoise National Park: The park is bordered by several large french ski resorts.

France Economy

France economy is one of the world's major economic powers. Agriculture and tourism plays a larger role than in the economies of most other industrial countries. The Government of France retains considerable influence over key segments of infrastructure sectors, with majority ownership of railway, electricity, aircraft, nuclear power and telecommunications. The French economy features a well developed private sector as well as a state sponsored segment. Advanced technology industries are also important to the country economy.

France Health Care System

The total population must pay compulsory health insurance in France. Compulsory health insurance covers the whole population. The health care system is funded by the working population. French employees pay about 20 per cent of their gross salary. The public health insurance program in France was established in 1945. The Health Minister and Solidarity is a cabinet position in the government of France.