69 Fun Facts About France

69 facts is back! This time featuring the lovely country of France, because well, who can resist a country that creates superior wine, beautiful art and genetically blessed people? I think 69 facts is quite fitting. After all, who doesn’t love the French? (when they are not driving, of course).

1. There is a Victor Hugo street in every town in France.
2. It’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon in France.
3. Charles VIII had six toes on one foot and hid this fact by wearing and promoting square toe shoes.
4. The guillotine was the official method of execution during the French Revolution. It was invented by a surgeon named Dr. Guillotin.
5. France produces over 400 types of cheese!

Language:
6. French is the official language of many countries including: Switzerland, Canada, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Monaco, Congo and Niger.
7. The word “salut” means both “hello” and “goodbye”
8. French was the official language of England for over 300 years.
9. It’s the mother tongue of 75 million people worldwide.
10. It’s the second most commonly taught foreign language, after English.
11. It’s the official language of the United Nations.
12. It’s the only language (along with English) that’s taught in every country in the world.
13. Crayola is a French word that means “oily chalk”
14. At the time of the French Revolution, 75% of French citizens didn’t speak French as a mother tongue.
15. Non-French celebrities who speak French include: Jodie Foster, Johnny Depp, Diane Kruger, Elton John, Ewan Mcgregor, Halle Berry, Jackie O, Madonna, Mick Jagger, and John Travolta.
16. 34% of the French can speak English.
17. Between 6-11 million Americans speak French.

18. Mont-Blanc is the highest peak in Europe
19. The heir to the French throne was called Le Dauphin, which also means “dolphin.”
20. The French eat snails, frog’s legs and horsemeat.
21. In 1386, a pig was hung in France for the murder of a child.

Love and Romance
22. The number of times the French kiss each other as a form of greeting varies depending on region. In Corsica, the number of kisses can be as many as 5! (If you have a hot first date, you now know where to go)
23. According to a 2003 survey, the French have the most sex in a year (unsurprisingly!)
24. It’s illegal to kiss on railways in France (oops).
25. “French kiss” is a term by the English as a slur on the French culture which was thought to be overly concerned with sex.
26. In France, it’s called a tongue kiss or soul kiss.
27. French men have the lowest level of obesity in the EU, and women are second after Denmark.
28. The French have one of the highest life expectancies in the EU (I think there’s a strong correlation of this fact to #23)
29. First Lady Carla Bruni has been known to have a string of relationships with famous men including Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Donald Trump.

Travel, Culture, and Innovations
30. Coco Chanel’s real name was Gabrielle Bonheur.
31. France has the highest number of ski resorts.
32. The French had an early version of the internet called Minitel, where as long as 1984, they could pay bills and shop at home using the Minitel service.
33. France is the most visited country in the world with 75 million tourists yearly.
34. The first department store was founded by Aristide Boucicaut in 1838l
35. France has wont he most Nobel Prizes for Literature than any other country in the world, and the second most in mathematics.
36. France created the first universal declaration of human rights in 1789.
37. France ruled the second largest colonial empire in the world controlling 8.6% of the world’s land.
38. Famous French inventions include: the hot air balloon, the submarine, and the parachute.
39. In 2004, the French produced 56.6. million hectoliters of wine.
40. French liquers include: Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, Cognac, Armagnac, Pastis and Cointreau.

The French Revolution
41. The storming of the Bastille was more of a symbolic act. During that day, there were only 7 prisoners and 4 of them were there because of check forging.
42. “Let them eat cake” was a statement falsely associated with Marie Antoinette as it was created ten years before she was born.
43. The guillotin was last used in 1977.
44. It was during this time that the French invented the metric system.
45. More than 15,000 people were beheaded at the guillotine.
46. Louis XVI assisted in perfecting the guillotine.

Paris, the city of love
47. 20% of the French live in the Parisian region.
48. Nicknamed “city of lights,” lights actually refers to the number of intellectuals who live there.
49. Jim Morrisson and Oscar Wilde were buried in the Paris cemetery called Pere Lachaise.
50. The Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years.
51. The Eiffel tower was originally intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap after its construction.
52. There are more Bretons (From Britanny) in Paris than in Britanny.
53. The oldest bridge in Paris is called Pont Neuf (new bridge).
54. The most visited attraction in Paris isn’t the Eiffel Tower (5.5 million), or the Louvre (5 million), but Disneyland Paris at 13 million people.

Misc
55. French film production is second in the world.
56. Napoleon was 5’6.
57. French toast and french fries aren’t French inventions.
58. The croissant was actually invented in Austria.
59. The ministry of health once tried to promote milk as the national drink of France (ha!)
60. France is about the same size as Texas, with twice the population of California.
61. France is home to 28 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
62. There are about 2 new cook books that are published everyday in France.

63. Drugstores in France usually have a neon green cross on the door57. French toast and french fries aren’t French inventions.
64. If you cross your glass with someone else when toasting, you will receive 7 years of bad sex.
65. Grasse, France is known as the Perfume Capital of the World.
66. About 20& of French territory lies outside Europe.
67. Wearing a white wedding dress is a French tradition which began in 1499.
68. France was originally named Lutetia.
69. It’s against the law to take pictures of police officers and police vehicles.

 

Disclaimer: my blog is mainly for entertainment purposes, and not an encyclopedia. These fun facts came from information that my friends have told me, that I’ve witnessed, read, or stumbled upon on the internet. Some of these facts may be out of date and therefore, I do not suggest anyone quoting these facts for a research paper, or use in life or death situations.

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  1. May 15, 2011 / 5:46 am

    Wow, this is just great!
    I seriously need to start speaking more French and visit Paris… 🙂

    • September 30, 2012 / 8:47 pm

      yh well some people got shot a cupel of weeks a go that is why im not going to go to paris xxx :-/

      • vinc
        January 31, 2013 / 4:24 pm

        You won;t go to Paris because some people got shot? I don;t know where you come from, but given that you speak english, I would say an English speaking country. So maybe you should learn that there are no english speaking country where there are less shooting than in france. And if you live in the US, then it is definitly the funniest thing I have ever heard…

    • November 16, 2012 / 1:01 am

      i know right i do to

    • Valerie Gonzalez
      October 7, 2013 / 8:19 pm

      cool

    • June 2, 2014 / 5:52 pm

      this is awesome

  2. May 15, 2011 / 7:11 am

    I love these posts… they are so interesting! So funny that Disneyland Paris is more visited that le tour eiffel and le louvre!

    xoxo
    Jenna

    • January 10, 2013 / 5:14 pm

      that is so right jenna good comment i just wanted you to know that your commet was so right

      • neveaelaine
        March 27, 2013 / 8:13 am

        omg its illegal to kiss on the railway thats way stupid im lucky i dont live there LOL

    • January 10, 2013 / 5:17 pm

      this site is so helpful thanks it helped me with my college homework i hope it helps people who have homework just like me this will help me just like it help the other people thanks

      • January 18, 2013 / 1:01 am

        wow and i’m in 4th grade i have not so nice teachers

      • Cassie
        December 15, 2013 / 10:37 pm

        It did help with my HW

    • kirsty
      August 2, 2013 / 6:57 pm

      For me it’s really not that suprising, it seems so big, whereas the second level on the eiffel is tiny. Although I’m sure the US parks are even huger! (I really do not care about my amazing English skills at the moment! XD)

      • Rage
        August 28, 2015 / 3:53 pm

        wow

    • BoyInFrance
      September 28, 2013 / 10:27 am

      Technically it’s wrong. The Eiffel tower IS the most visited attraction in Paris, because Disneyland is not IN Paris. It’s in a city well outside of Paris ( about 45 min by train ) called Marne La Vallée. Of coarse they wouldn’t call it “Disneyland Marne La Vallée” because it doesn’t have the same effect as saying Paris. And you can’t compare a modern theme parks with historical monuments.
      Interesting article, but some other entries are not right, hence the disclaimer from the author. Sorry for those people who used this as a reference for school work.

      • June 15, 2014 / 8:55 pm

        thanks for the fact check on that, I was about to put it on my aunts website that is for her french students and i suppose whomever else visits the site. Saved me from embarressment if I had put it on there. Good site though and with the disclaimer it’s not her fault, it’s hard to fact check everything and SO much misinformation out there. Both honest mistakes and purposely misinforming people of politics and such.

        • Valerie Guettier
          July 5, 2014 / 10:30 pm

          Lutetia was the former name of Paris, not France. France was called Gaule

          • francoholic
            December 28, 2014 / 1:32 pm

            Right , also the mont blanc isnt the highest mountain in europe, Elbrus Is

  3. May 15, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    wow, loved this post. Makes me wanna learn french

    • emma
      September 25, 2012 / 5:07 pm

      lol i love thgis
      #

  4. May 16, 2011 / 4:11 am

    The guillotine was actually used in 1977?? That's suprising!!

    And it's good to see that OZ isn't alone in having inept and foolhardy politicians – as proven by #59!!

  5. May 19, 2011 / 3:43 am

    INTERESTING, INDEED!! 😀 😀 😀 thanks so much for sharing!

  6. May 19, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    Wow….suddenly I really feel the desire to go to France. 😀

  7. Ludovic
    May 22, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    I like reading your blog. it's sometimes suprising how you see Europe in canada :p

  8. June 17, 2011 / 3:34 am

    Hé, thanks for sharing, I've learned stuff about my own country…. If I could, just one mistake about #18: it's only 40% of the songs that have to be French… (thank god 😉 )

  9. Sabine
    June 17, 2011 / 8:08 am

    I'm french, I never eat snails, frogs or horse meat ! Famous French inventions include also Champagne, photo, cinema and the discovery of radioactivity

    • aristote
      March 5, 2013 / 7:55 pm

      Look here I have lost my french documents and I really need them for my athletics I know this about french facts but can you please help me

  10. September 1, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    "France has wont he most Nobel Prizes for Literature than any other country in the world, and the second most in mathematics."

    A Nobel Prize for mathematics doesn't exist.

    • Romain
      December 19, 2012 / 10:41 am

      The Nobel Prize of mathematics doesn’t exist but the Fields medal do and is considered as the highest distinction in maths, that’s why some people call it the Maths Nobel Prize. And France has won the second higher number of Fields medals in history.

      • no name
        May 15, 2014 / 2:16 am

        “France has wont he most Nobel Prizes for Literature than any other country in the world, and the second most in mathematics.”

        Typo. It’s really “France has won the most Nobel Prizes for Literature than any other country in the world, and the second most in mathematics.”

        And, by the way, Romain is right. The Nobel Prize of mathematics doesn’t exist.

  11. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    where are 63-69?

  12. Anonymous
    October 16, 2011 / 1:42 am

    My french teacher said that the eiffel tower is the most visited monument in the world O.o

    …………………………. this is awkward

    • October 1, 2012 / 6:35 pm

      well your french teachers rong as usual

      • November 27, 2012 / 11:58 pm

        That’s right the teacher’s wrong

    • July 26, 2013 / 1:09 pm

      well… that’s right, the effeil tower is the most visited in the world : >>> disneyland IS NOT a monument.

      • BoyInFrance
        September 28, 2013 / 10:34 am

        correct, Eiffel tower is the most visited monument in the world AND Disneyland Paris IS NOT even in Paris… It’s in a city outside of Paris called Marne La Vallée and to get there (normally) you take the train FROM Paris.

  13. Anonymous
    October 22, 2011 / 5:10 am

    18. On the French radio between 8am to 8pm, music must be by French artists.

    This is actually false, we have to endure too music like justin bieber of katy perry but there is a Quota of french music that must be passed on the radio. (Yes this law is kinda stupid)

    Also about weird food i've nerver eated horse meat, the only place i ate frog's legs was a chinese restaurant.
    Snails, I eat them but many of frenchs finds that disgusting.

  14. Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 / 9:26 am

    Though Dr. Guillotin was amongst a number of people who suggested the use of the guillotine as a humane method of execution, he did not actually invent it.

  15. Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    French is only one of the official languages of Canada. The Official Languages Act gives English and French equal status in the government of Canada.

  16. Anonymous
    December 17, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    FRANCE , WHERES FACTSON MARIE ANTOINETTE
    AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST WEBSTIE FOR FUN FACTS !!!

    : ? )

  17. Hannah
    December 26, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    Number 18 is wrong. We can listening to foreign music of course ! But i think there is a quota of french music they have to put. But between 8am to 8pm we can listening to Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and other "wonderful" singers ! 😉

    • lydia
      October 9, 2012 / 10:50 pm

      dude….too true. but you know both miley cyrus and justin bieber have really cool song so you know. but that is totally true i like read somewhere that people could only listen to “good” songs after 8pm i just didnt know that it was France. cool beans

  18. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 8:21 am

    C'est justement parce qu'il n'y a pas de prix Nobel de mathématiques que nous l'avons gagné (that's just because there isn't a Nobel Prize for Mathematics that we won it) !

  19. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 8:39 am

    the radio thing isnt true. they have a 40% quota of french music on most channels.

  20. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    a few of these were incorrect.

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  22. Laurenzo and Treggy
    January 11, 2012 / 10:33 am

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  26. Martial Peewee
    January 12, 2012 / 10:44 am

    i am a martial and this site makes me wanna go to france

  27. January 13, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Thank you for a great post! Love it! Just a couple of points. 🙂

    18. On the French radio … Very funny! You're joking, right?

    21. In 1386, a pig was hung … There must have been two murderous pigs because 'The Independant' reported on Monday 12 July 1993 that in 1408 "A sow is hanged in the town of Pont de Larche, France: 'for the crime of having murdered and killed a little child'".

    25. "French kiss" is a term by the English … Jealous Brits! 😀

    43. The guillotine (not guillotin) was last used in 1977.
    44. It was during this time that the French invented the metric system.
    A touch of dyscalculia, perhaps? It was 1799 that the metric system was adopted!

  28. January 13, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    Well spotted! 😀

  29. Anonymous
    January 21, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Cognac and Armagnac are not liquers. They are both brandy, just made in a specific region.

  30. January 22, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Michelle, I found you from "Stumble!" I've enjoyed reading about Germany and France. The facts you posted are interesting. I hope to return to Paris and see the places there was not time to see years ago. Thanks, Helen

  31. January 26, 2012 / 11:17 am

    Liquor is an alcoholic beverage that's produced by distilling. Brandy is distilled wine, and therefore a type of liquor.

  32. January 29, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    If you go,visit the South West(Sud Ouest) of France.From Bordeaux to Pau and throughout the Pyrenees Mountains are lovely people,beautiful cities and villages and stunning landscapes…

  33. February 18, 2012 / 10:35 am

    I'm french, I never eat snails, frogs or horse meat ! Champagne is a german invention… unhappy. Champagne is only a district.

  34. February 28, 2012 / 6:16 pm

    Hi michelle,

    As a Frenchman, I can ensure you that: "On the French radio between 8am to 8pm, music must be by French artists." is not exactly true.

    We have a law that compels broadcasters to broadcast a certain amount of French creations (in French)… It's small percentage, but we don't only have French music in France during the day.

    However, all US TV shows and movies are dubbed in French on TV.

    Regards!

  35. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Are you positive we can't use these facts?

  36. Anonymous
    March 6, 2012 / 3:23 pm

    It says 63-69 will come out soon

  37. Anonymous
    March 6, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    these really helped me because im doing a report on France for my school prodject

  38. Anonymous
    March 11, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    #44: "this time" means during the French Revolution (1789/1792 or something like that) so it matches with your date!

  39. Anonymous
    March 19, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    That's great! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 / 10:49 am

    "The French eat snails, frog's legs and horsemeat."
    I'm French and I DON'T eat it! Nobody eats frog's legs.. o_O

    • Romain
      December 19, 2012 / 10:46 am

      Yes, frogs legs is a quite known french course, but it tends to disapear.

  41. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    I'm French and I DO eat snails, frog's legs, horsemeat…and I am happpy to learn here that my name is "nobody".

  42. molly
    March 25, 2012 / 5:37 am

    Number 18 is not true. While French ‘protectionist’ culture regulates that 60% of broadcast media be in French, the normal ‘Top 40’ radio is syndicated in France as it would be in the U.S.

  43. Jasmine
    March 27, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    OK- so where are facts 63-69?? 🙂

  44. April 16, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    awesome but heh some quite strange facts

  45. Hollie
    April 27, 2012 / 8:52 am

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    • Hollie
      April 27, 2012 / 8:53 am

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  48. June 7, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    These Fun Facts are awesome!! Is that out there for any language?

  49. July 1, 2012 / 2:48 pm

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  50. Elodie
    July 14, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    pretty cool collection, even if some are not very accurate.
    I wont go back on the one already mentioned …
    ” If you cross your glass with someone else when toasting, you will receive 7 years of bad sex.”
    Actually we just don’t cross glass, but if you don’t look at the person you are cheering with, that is 7 year of bad sex 🙂

  51. ananymos
    July 23, 2012 / 11:56 pm

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  53. Katie
    August 7, 2012 / 7:11 am

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    maybe ill go later in the year! 😀

  54. September 11, 2012 / 3:27 pm

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  56. Damien
    September 27, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Actually, Lutetia was the ancient name for Paris. The name “France” come from the Germanic tribe which colonized the north of France during the first millennium, the Franks. They were themselves named that way after the old Germanic word for “free men” – which gives an entirely new meaning to the re-branding of French Fries into Freedom Fries, an actually accurate translation… The old name for what composed modern France is the Gaules (plural), the patchwork of territories claimed by Celtic (Gauls) tribes, unified by the Romans. The old capital was Lugdunum (now Lyon), and as an adopted Lyonnais, I can tell you that there is quite a bit of resentment toward Paris even nowadays…

  57. katie
    September 27, 2012 / 6:55 pm

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  58. Sophia x
    September 30, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    “France has the most sex!” oh my god, I know where me and my husband are going next year.. X

    • Romain
      December 19, 2012 / 10:48 am

      Unfortunatly, this quote is uncomplete. In France we have the most and the best sex…;-)

  59. Yotraxx
    October 10, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Hi there !

    I’m a french citizen from Paris and found this post “accidentally” 😉

    Really Nice one ! I’ve discovered some facts I even didn’t knew as à french (AND checked them: approved !).

    Thanks for that !

  60. marlin
    October 19, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    so cool

  61. leah
    October 23, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    so cool thank you

  62. michael
    October 28, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 this was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome

  63. November 4, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    i really liked these facts it brings back meny memories of when i yusto live in france xoxoxo

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    pia

  64. hitansha
    November 8, 2012 / 6:29 am

    yep…france is rally amazin…;)

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  67. kim
    December 5, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    its cool

  68. susie
    December 11, 2012 / 11:21 am

    great facts

  69. Mike
    December 13, 2012 / 2:03 am

    70 France is the only country in the world to be on all the oceans making the second maritime empire after the U.S.
    Atlantic ocean: France mainland, Martinique, Guyane
    Pacific ocean:New Caledonia, Tahiti
    Indian ocean:Mayotte, Réunion island

  70. Mcmanaman
    December 13, 2012 / 2:07 am

    France is the third military power after the U.S. and China

  71. December 21, 2012 / 1:04 am

    Do they make curry

  72. Judy
    December 21, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    I’m french and i do eat snails, frog’s legs and horsemeat.
    Frog’s legs tastes like chiken but a little more dry. My mom cooks that with cream, parsley and garlic, it’s delicious 🙂
    There are many recipes for snails but in my family we put butter parsley and garlic (again!) in the shell. Ultimately, we don’t very taste the snail in itself.
    Horsemeat taste like any other meat. Like beef.
    Come in Montpellier (South of France), i will cook you some frog’s legs!

    Sorry for my very very bad english !

  73. none of your bisnuess
    January 15, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    haha

  74. Beb
    February 1, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Your fact 68 is false. France was originally named Gaule.
    Lutetia was the Paris’ name while France was names Gaule

    • lol
      May 22, 2013 / 1:31 pm

      fact #23 is funny

  75. Kelly
    February 5, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    Lutèce (Lutetia) was actually the name of Paris during the Roman Empire period. 🙂

  76. February 6, 2013 / 1:02 am

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  78. A Fat Plop Off Poo
    February 23, 2013 / 11:48 am

    It Says French toast And French fries wherent made in france twice

    Fact:Paris is not bigger then londen or berlin

  79. A Fat Plop Off Poo
    February 23, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Oh and if u dont live in frace Pilou Pilou (the song of toulon rugby team)

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  84. May 9, 2013 / 3:17 pm

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  86. May 22, 2013 / 9:09 am

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  87. lol
    May 22, 2013 / 1:33 pm

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  88. sisi
    June 12, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    We don’t eat horsemeat in France…………..

    • kirsty
      August 2, 2013 / 7:02 pm

      Hope we do in the UK, without knowing about it! XD

  89. Nico
    July 11, 2013 / 2:26 am

    68 is wrong ; Lutetia was paris, not france

  90. Shivz
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    Nollywood is actually the second largest film industry in the world. Nollywood (for those who don’t know) is the film industry in Nigeria – situated in Africa. Nollywood even surpasses Hollywood, but Bollywood still tops the charts.

  91. Charlie
    August 29, 2013 / 11:38 am

    Lutetia was the name for Paris not France.

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    this helped my with my socail studies home work

  98. Austin
    October 10, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    is anybody there
    hello is anybody there

  99. Austin
    October 10, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    hi

  100. October 20, 2013 / 10:19 am

    this information made me more eager to visit the place and i hope one day i will be one of the resident God willing…

  101. Olaaf
    October 24, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    #68 : Lutèce was not the name of France, but the first name of the city of Paris.
    France was first called La Gaule.

  102. Laayfon
    November 2, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Fact 68: Lutetia was actually Paris’ name during the Gallo-Roman period, not France’s name ! 🙂

  103. Julien
    January 11, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    Hi ! I’m French and your post is really funny from my vision.

    I knew almost all of this fact but I learned really interesting thing too (But some fact are weird, I don’t know if it’s true) !
    Thanks for this usefull and funny moment !

    If, someone wants to know more about France, you can send me mail 🙂

  104. Alisha
    February 20, 2014 / 6:47 am

    Awesome!!!

  105. liverpool fan
    March 14, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    🙂 HAPPY DAYS 69 🙂

  106. Alexia
    April 4, 2014 / 4:37 am

    34% of the French can speak English. Uh, yeah, no, more like 10% according to a recent survey, although children do learn english more and more early.

    As for number 14, you are correct, but I want to add that french was considered for a long time to be a language made for the people. The elite used latin exclusively. Funny when our elites are now so obsessed with younger crowds “butchering” the french language.

  107. Myanna
    June 4, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Number 4
    Dr.Guillotin did not invent the guillotin thought he did have a part in suggesting it as a method of execution. A man named Antoine Louis actually invented it!

  108. caitlin kerr
    June 20, 2014 / 9:23 am

    this doesnt mean anything ;p

  109. Katie
    June 25, 2014 / 12:18 am

    Hey, I believe Lutetia was the capital, not the name of France. That was Gaul before the Roman Empire took over.

  110. Guillaume
    July 19, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Just a small correction, “Lutecia” was Paris’ first name, not France ! France’s original name was “Gaule”

  111. Someone doing homework
    July 25, 2014 / 4:34 am

    This helped me a lot for my French assignment! I noticed the note at the bottom of the page but I checked on other sites if the facts I took from here were true.

    Thank you! 😀

  112. small
    August 7, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Funny but many many errors. The last one: Lutetia is the gallo-roman name of…Paris. you shouln’ t trust your friends

  113. October 10, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Great article! My kids use Crayola all the time – who knew what it meant?! Fascinating stuff 🙂

  114. Diane Lyn
    January 12, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    It’s actually called “The City of Light” nicknamed based on the period of Enlightenment.

  115. aditya kesari
    June 12, 2016 / 7:28 am

    nice articals for my project

  116. Happy
    September 15, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Hehehe this is super useful for my homework. my french teacher was like “Ok everyone today’s homework is learning as much about France to complete the paper!”

  117. anonymous
    October 15, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    hi

  118. Eorlingas
    March 19, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    4. The guillotine was the official method of execution during the French Revolution. It was invented by a surgeon named Dr. Guillotin.

    This is also incorrect. Not only he wasn’t the man to create it, but this way of execution was already existing in nothern countries.

  119. Anonymous
    August 29, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Actually Lutèce is the roman name of Paris. France was called Gaule before invasion of the Franks, Marseille was Phocée, Lyon Lugdugum, Bordeaux Burdigala and so on…

  120. Hélène
    October 29, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    France’s original name was not Lutecia, but la Gaule or les gaules
    Lutecia (or Lutece) was Paris original name, and at that time, lyon (called Lugdunum) was the capital.

    Gastronomy: french cuisine is at the UNESCO and Lyon is the world capital of gastronomy.

  121. elena
    May 13, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    this is really useful and helped me wid my home work : )
    not enough numbers

  122. person
    September 18, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    i wonder if france is cool

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