*French people get an average of 39 days off from work a year.
*Hiking is the most popular outdoor activity, with 21 million participants.
*Average French person spends 44euros ( $56 current exchange) a year on books.
*Avg. French person consumes and average of 60 litres of wine per year, over 2 millions acres of land are used for vineyards.
*Avg. French person consumes 5.7 kilograms of coffee each year (12.5 lbs).
*Avg. French person drinks an average of 80 cups of tea a year (2000 for English).
*Average French person eats 7 kg of chocolate a year (15.4 lbs).
*Number one car brand in France is Renault (27% of cars sold in France in 2003).
*The French health care system was ranked first worldwide by the World Health Organisation in 1997. Average life expectancy at birth is 79.73 years.
*There are over 5000 restaurants in Paris.
*The education system in France ranks 25th best in the world.
* Pictured is a magpie, very populous bird in France.
*For more facts http://abainfrance.blogspot.com/2008/10/interesting-facts-about-france.html