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Paris, the city of love and a thousand other clichés, still holds a certain mystic. But no matter how many written words this great city has commanded - however familiar this town may appear - Paris will always remain an enigma, a magnet for millions of visitors from around the world.

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Full Name French Republic
Capital City Paris

547,030 sq km
211,208 sq miles

Population 60,400,000
Time Zone GMT/UTC +1(Central European Time)
Daylight Saving Start last Sunday in March
Daylight Saving End last Sunday in October
Languages French (official)
Religion 86% Roman Catholic, 8% Muslim, 2% Protestant 1% Jewish, 3% unaffiliated
Currency Euro (Euro)
Electricity 230V 50HzHz
Country Dialing Code 33

The Cóte d'Or

by Jakob Jelling

The Cóte d'Or is one of the most famous regions of France, recognized in the entire world due to its high quality wines. Its location is very particular since it comprehends an area framed by three important water sources: one given by the Saóne River and the Rhóne River, a second one given by the Seine River, and a third one given by the Loire River.

This region's climate is averagely template and usually homogeneous throughout the region, although some times it might vary from one area to another. Due to the important geographical extension this region comprehends, it might happen sometimes that weather is nice and sunny in one spot while it is rainy and colder in another.

The Cóte d'Or region is characterized by the variety of landscapes it shows, as well as the great colors, tastes and smells which can be enjoyed while visiting it. This area is full of attractive lands, vineyards, rivers, and many other beautiful natural elements which combine together providing the region with a very attractive appearance. This way, the region's name can be easily adjudicated to its nature and appearance, being a clear referent of the landscapes that can be expected from it.

This region of Burgundy can be easily accessed from many different points by different transportation methods. One of the easiest ways to reach the region of Cóte d'Or is by train. There is a high speed train which would go from Paris to Burgundy within a short period of time. Also, visitors who wish to arrive from other places or even from other countries might find a variety of options as well, such as, for example, London- Burgundy flights.

The main characteristic of this region is the wine production. This wine production comprehends lands and fields which might mainly go from the southern area of Dijon to the area of Cote the Nuits. Another important activity of the region is farming. Although less known, farming is an important source of income and employment within the region of Cóte d'Or, and its products are distributed within a wide area.

About the Author

Jakob Jelling is the founder of Eurotomic.com. Please visit http://www.eurotomic.com/france.php if you're planning a trip to France.

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