French

French fun facts:
  • France is bordered by three major bodies of water: The Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the English Channel.  To learn more about the underwater environment, check out these Ocean videos for kids.
  • The Statue of Liberty was actually made in France and given as a gift to the USA in 1186 to celebrate its centennial.
  • The only Disneyland located in Europe is in Paris, France.  Watch these Disney movies for kids.
  • The Louvre is located in Paris, France and is one of the largest art museums in the world.  It is also home to Leonardo da Vinci"s Mona Lisa.
  • The Eiffel Tower stands 984 feet tall, about the height of a 70 storey building.  Learn more about The Eiffel Tower, France"s most famous landmark.
  • French authors are responsible for some of the most famous stories including many that have been adapted to movies such as 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and the 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.'
  • Jeans actually first were made in the French city Nimes.
  • April Fool's Day actually began in France in the mid-1500's when France began to follow a new calendar. However, not everyone in the country was informed of the change.  Those who still celebrated the New Year on April 1st were made fun of by those who had made the change to the new calendar.
  • England and France are connected by an underground tunnel called the Eurotunnel.
  • There are over 350 kinds of cheese made in France. 
  • The tallest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, is located in the French Alps.


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