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Famous French inventions include: Jeans, submarine, parachute, the Cinema, DivX, Taxi, Hot Air Balloon, Pencil sharpener, Guillotine, Neon Lights, Sewing Machine, Cabaret, Bikini, etc... etc.....

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It was during the French Revolution that the French invented the metric system.

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The Eiffel tower was originally intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap after its construction.

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The most visited attraction in Paris isn’t the Eiffel Tower (5.5 million), or the Louvre (5 million), but Disneyland Paris at 13 million people.

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Wearing a white wedding dress is a French tradition which began in 1499.

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Paris was originally named Lutetia by the Romans. Bordeaux was named Burdigala and France was called Gaule.

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It’s against the law in France to take pictures of police officers and police vehicles.

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There is a Victor Hugo street in every town in France

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It’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon in France.

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Charles VIII had six toes on one foot and hid this fact by wearing and promoting square toe shoes.

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The guillotine was the official method of execution during the French Revolution. It was invented by a surgeon named Dr. Guillotin.

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France produces over 400 types of cheese!

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