The Catalogues Of World Wide Gifts Contain An Array Of Fridge Magnets Featuring The Country Of France

The largest country in Western Europe, France is the most visited country in the world with approximately seventy nine million tourists annually. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century France adopted an expansionist attitude and had the second largest colonial empire, including land in North America, Africa, India, and Indochina. Today France still has overseas collectives such as French Polynesia and Saint Martin. France has an interesting diversity for the modern visitor, from cultural heritage centres, to green countryside, and ski resorts. Transport links to, and within, France are numerous. It has the second largest rail network in Western Europe and has rail connections with all of its neighbouring countries, with the exception of Andorra. It does have road links with Andorra, and all its other neighbouring countries; there are approximately 638,262 miles of serviceable road in France. For those travelling by air or water France has ten ports and four hundred and seventy five airports. Our range of fridge magnets at World Wide Gifts captures this large, beautiful, and diverse country.

An Attractive range Of Fridge Magnets Featuring The French Capital City Paris

There cannot be anyone in the world that is not familiar with the romantic city of Paris. One of its most famous landmarks is the Eiffel Tower which has three levels accessible to the public. The first two levels can be reached by stairs or elevator, with the third reachable by elevator only. Those people who choose to use the stairs may be in need of refreshment and the tower has restaurants for this purpose on both the first and second levels. Arguably the most famous road in the French capital is the Avenue des Champs-Élysées with its shops, cinemas, and restaurants. It is often referred to as ‘la plus belle avenue du monde' (the most beautiful avenue in the world). Those who are movie fans will be familiar with the ‘Moulin Rouge', its latest movie outing being in the 2001 Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor vehicle. This cabaret venue close to the Montmartre district of Paris was founded in 1889 and is the spiritual home of the modern version of the can-can dance. In 1890 the then Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VII of England, visited the venue. One of the dancers, La Goulue, recognised him and whilst doing the dance shouted ‘Hey, Wales, the champagne's on you!'. Our colourful resin fridge magnets represent the vibrant city that it Paris.

A Selection Of Attractive Fridge Magnets Featuring French Towns And Cities

There are many different facets to the country of France as can be seen from its cities. Paris is the capital, and biggest city, but the interest does not stop there. Situated on the southeast coast Marseilles is France's second largest city and its largest port. During the days of France's empire it was a gateway to the overseas territories. Later, from the 1950s, Marseilles was the entrance port for many immigrants, particularly from Algeria. Many of the immigrants remained in the city creating the French-African quarter which has a large market. Elsewhere in the country, on the French Riviera lies the commune Cannes (a commune is similar to a township). There can be few people around the world who have not seen photographs of this beautiful, upmarket place. Cannes is famous for its luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels, and of course for its film festival. The festival, founded in 1946, is one of the most respected in the world and takes place every year. Here you may spot such showbiz luminaries as Gérard Depardieu, Demi Moore, Antonio Banderas, Shemar Moore, and Samuel L Jackson.

A Selection Of Resin Fridge Magnets Featuring the Food Of France

France is known the world over for its cuisine. French baguettes are popular globally and French bread in general is delicious. And where there is bread there is quite often cheese. France has more than one thousand cheeses and its people are proud of this food product which is rooted in French history. France has a system of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (controlled designation of origin) which means cheese can only refer to itself by a particular name if it satisfies certain criteria. Brie De Meaux is arguably the finest French cheese. This cheese, which has been in production for hundreds of years, is sweet to taste with a hint of hazelnut and fruit. It is the perfect cheese to be served with champagne. Another staple of French cooking is olive oil which is obtained from olives and is also used in the production of soap, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Olive oil is regulated, and promoted by the International Olive Council which is based in Madrid, Spain. French cuisine is featured on our selection of attractive resin fridge magnets.

A Selection Of Fridge Magnets Depicting Life And Culture In France

The romance, beauty, and food of France are captured on this selection of attractive resin fridge magnets. Also featured is the Monaco Grand Prix. Monaco is an independent principality but its defence is the responsibility of France. France itself no longer has a grand prix; the final race was held in 2008. The Monaco grand prix has taken place each year since 1929 and the circuit takes in the streets of the principality. The race is part of the ‘triple crown' with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They are considered to be the three most prestigious car races in the world; Graham Hill is the only driver to have won all three.