The mixed origin of French state defined the diversity of regional distinct features, such as language, traditions, religion, cuisine etc. Now France is a high developed state providing the great opportunities for its people to get social sustaining and civil freedoms. French culture achievements are outstanding even in front of its neighbors’ ones. The list of famous writers, philosophers, dramatists, artists, scientists, politics, actors, movie directors, composers and musicians of France is far too long. The country enchants by its fine cuisine, museums and luxury resorts of Mediterranean coast. France is also the center of world’s fashion.
Being called the “eldest daughter of the Church” by the Roman papacy for the early Christianization of its kings, France has brilliant examples of temple architecture. Some are the iconic landmarks, the Notre Dame de Paris as for instance. The original Gothic style first appeared in France. But the most recognizable French feature certainly is the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There are a huge number of other stunning buildings in the country, including the medieval castles and Royal palaces. France has the numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, conceding only to Italy and Spain. Its cultural and historical heritage, as well as other notable landmarks, often minted on collectible coins of France, attracts to the country numerous tourists.