Now that winter is behind us,
many people are starting to think about going abroad for the summer holidays.
This year, why not spread your wings and visit France?
Paris is the capital of France.
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
With its world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe,
and its wide, tree-lined streets, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
If you are taking your children with you,
remember that EuroDisney is just an hour away from the centre of Paris.
It offers many of the same attractions as the Disney parks in the USA.
If you want to go on to visit Britain, you can now do it without flying or taking a ferry.
The Channel Tunnel enables you to travel by train from Paris to London in about three hours.
The centre of France is a big, agricultural region,
growing crops such as wheat and sunflowers, and there are many vineyards.
Farmers grow grapes there to make excellent wine.
One of the most scenic areas is the Loire Valley,
where you can visit the old castles in which the kings and queens of France used to live.
France, like China, is famous for its food.
In our city, we can see the influence of France in some ways.
Some bakeries provide French bread and cakes.
Other popular French products are cheese and wine.
France is a leader in art and culture too.
A lot of young students from different countries go to France to further their studies.
Every year, French film festivals, exhibitions and concerts are organized throughout the world.