A french-speaking country in close proximity to Britain. Originator and host of the famous 'Tour de France', in which an international contingent of cyclists race at top speed for thousands of miles over often torturous mountain roads to win the adulation of millions, all whilst religiously forgoing the use of artificial stimulants.
Movies containing extreme violence or graphical pornography are considered X rated, may not be seen by minors and are shown only in specific theaters. Pornographic services incur special taxes on revenue (33% for X rated movies, 50% for pornographic online services). Whether or not some movies should be X rated is controversial; for instance, in 2000, the explicitly violent and sexual movie Baise-moi was initially not considered X rated (only "restricted") by the French government, but this classification was overturned by the Conseil d'État ruling on a lawsuit brought by associations supporting Christian and family values.
a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
a freelance writer
an extreme case, however, the frustration that many people feel at their government's inability to address their concerns, is typical across Europe
a progressive country - please give regard to woman who choose to give birth at a birth centre
a Southern Europe country, like ESPAGNA and ITALIA, the languages are all latin and they are all near the Mediterranean
French public services portal. Site in French, English, Spanish and German. Site de tÃ©lÃ©paiement des amendes. Site in French. DÃ©claration d'impÃ´t sur le revenu et consultation en ligne. Site in French. Le portail du social en France.Site in French.
Mondaq, and Archibald Anderson, offer hundreds of items dealing with French taxation issues; enter the Mondaq site, register, and select Search (France & Taxation). For more on the tax aspects of doing business in France, pay a visit to Setting up Business in France: Taxes, from the Paris Chambre de Commerce, and Doing Business in France, from the University of Missouri's international tax project.
the country that borders Spain to the north.
the country that borders Germany to the southwest; Belgium and Luxembourg north of France, and Switzerland is southeast of France.
A1 Default probability is still weak even in the case when one country's political and economic environment or the payment record of companies is not as good as in A1-rated countries.
The French call it Paques. The main celebration sets off on Good Friday with a solemn note. Church bells do not ring for three days starting from Good Friday till the Easter Sunday. Early on Easter morning the children rush into the garden to watch the bells "Fly back from Rome". As the small folk scan the sky for a glimpse of the returning bells their elders hide chocolate eggs. In medieval times there was a superstition which stated that “the church bells which had not been heard since Holy Thursday had been to Rome for the Pope's blessings and returned on Easter Eve with colored eggs for everyone”.
A French reader reports that in French there is no special term refering to the bangs hair style. So bangs are referred to, as in England as a "fringe" or in French "frang". "Cheveux courts avec frange" (short hair with fringe) or "cheveux longs avec frange". Perhaps the most common way of describing the hair style in French is "coupe de cheveux au carré" (square hair cut). This style was worn by both boys and girls, sometimes making it difficult to tell if a child was a boy or a girl seeing only the head .
France (French: ), officially the French Republic (, ), is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents.For more information, see :Category:French overseas departments, territories and collectivities. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. French people often refer to Metropolitan France as L'Hexagone (The "Hexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory.