France is the largest country in Western Europe and also, as the world’s fourth economic power, nuclear power, aerospace, high-speed railway and communications technology, and are among the best, with international economic and trade exchanges and cooperation in science and technology.
France is a major player at the world stage and a founding member of the European union. France’s higher education institutions are generally located in city centres close to cultural and social life. In addition there are international vibrant student unions which organize events to suit all tastes.
The population of France is 62,616,488 ( World Bank, 2009)
Generally most territories have a mild climate, and others extremely cold at times. A lot of variety, but temperate. Paris weather is cool in winters and mild in summers . The average snowfall in Paris and areas close to by in the month of January and February is 4 days of snowfall. Mild winters and cool summers in the north west areas like Brittany.
With more than 60 million inhabitants, France culture is diverse. France has played an important worldwide role for centuries as a cultural center, with Paris as a world center of high culture. France is noted for its cosmopolitan, civilized approach to life, combined with great concern for style, fashion and appearances.
Europe and in particular France has excellent public transport system. Paris boasts one of the world’s safest and most efficient public transportation systems.Rail connections to all other neighboring countries in Europe have been developed. Eurostar’s Channel Tunnel line connects Paris and London in 2.5 hours only. A student generally doesn’t need a car and can travel easily by bus, city trams, subway, and also by air and train for longer journeys.
FRANCE : Ranked First in Study of Europe Most Livable Countries
According to the U.S., “Huffington Post,” the British “Daily Mail” comprehensive news, the British research firm uSwitch recently released the 2010 European Quality of Life Index rankings. France became Europe’s most suitable for the country life
British research firm uSwitch 10 major European countries surveyed, judging criteria included residents of net income, prices, government investment in education, health, retirement age, the length of leave, working hours, life, sunshine days and many other indicators. The results show that France, Spain, because of lower prices, people live longer, become Europe’s most suitable for the country life.
The rankings are as follows:
1 France – France is in Europe one of the earliest retirement age, but the average life expectancy of the residents is the longest in Europe. French workers enjoy 36 days paid leave per year, far more than in Britain 28 days. French government investment in health care to the residents accounted for 11% of GDP, this indicator is also the first in Europe.
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