France is one of the most modern countries in the world and a leader among European nations. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council wielding veto power, and an acknowledged nuclear power.
Magnificent museums, gastronomic delights and streetside cafes also make France one of the foremost tourist destinations in the world. A unique combination of old-world quaintness and avant garde culture, France has an aspirational quality for millions across the world.
The capital of France is Paris. Also known as the city of light, Paris is soaked in the arts, culture, and an atmosphere of romance and greatness. Paris is the centre of economic activity in France and one of the most populated areas in Europe.