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.....
It was during the French Revolution that the French invented the metric system.
The Eiffel tower was originally intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap after its construction.
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.
Wearing a white wedding dress is a French tradition which began in 1499.
Paris was originally named Lutetia by the Romans. Bordeaux was named Burdigala and France was called Gaule.
It’s against the law in France to take pictures of police officers and police vehicles.
There is a Victor Hugo street in every town in France
It’s illegal to name a pig Napoleon in France.
Charles VIII had six toes on one foot and hid this fact by wearing and promoting square toe shoes.
The guillotine was the official method of execution during the French Revolution. It was invented by a surgeon named Dr. Guillotin.
France produces over 400 types of cheese!