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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

France, a country in Europe, has some of the most famous landmarks on Earth (think, the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, and Mont St Michel)! It is an interesting country for children to study for this reason.

image of animals grazing in a field of grass with a spectacular view of the famous Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France
Photographed by Stig Nygaard; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

France, as the name suggests, is a country with French as its official language. While it is a primarily French-speaking country, regional languages like Basque; Breton, a Celtic language; Corsican, an Italo-Dalmatian language; and the Germanic dialect, Alsatian, are spoken here.

France is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, the country is split into 18 political divisions. Since France is a colonial country, who invaded and violently settled across the globe, only 13 of these divisions are considered metropolitan regions (i.e., on the European continent) while the remaining 5 are located as overseas regions. The 13 regions of metropolitan France are Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes, Bretagne (Brittany), Bourgogne - Franche-Comté, Corse (Corsica), Centre - Val de Loire, Grand Est (Alsace, Champagne, Lorraine), Hauts de France ( Nord Pas-de-Calais - Picardie), Ile de France (Paris), Nouvelle Aquitaine (Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, Limousin), Normandie, Occitanie (Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc), Pays de la Loire, and Provence - Cote d'Azur. The 5 overseas regions of France are Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the Wallis and Futuna Islands, and French Polynesia.

France is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and the Pyrenees mountains, and is considered a “geographic bridge” between northern and southern Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay to the west, Spain and Andorra to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast, and Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium to the northeast.

Capital city:  Paris
Language:  French
National Animal/Bird:  No official animal or bird; the Gallic Rooster (Gallus) is the unofficial animal/bird of France
National Flower:  Fleur-de-lis / Lily Flower (Lilium)
Currency:  French Franc (Fr.)

France Printables:
bingo dauber art

France Activities
Bingo Dauber Art

france coloring page

France Activities
France Coloring Pages

Neat Facts:

  • France is currently the most-visited country in the world!
  • France is smaller than the state of Texas in the United States of America!
  • Apparently, over 25,000 tons of snails are consumed each year (either by tourists and/or locals)!

France Puzzles:
France themed Online Jigsaw Puzzles

France Activities
Online Jigsaw Puzzles

France Crafts for Kids:
france crafts

France Activities
Author:  Charles Perrault

Little Red Ridinghood and Sleeping Beauty

craft ideas

France Activities
Groovy Grapes Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

Madeline Craft

France Activities
Madeline Craft
Madeline Posters & Coloring Pages
Madeline Party Invitation


France Activities
Medieval and Fantasy Section

The link goes to generic medieval crafts, but many would suit a French theme --
the shield and castle crafts in particular.

France Paper Doll

France Activities
Paper Doll Craft

craft ideas

France Activities
Sunflower Crafts

Beautiful yellow fields of sunflowers grow in central-southern France.

French Boy Toilet Paper Roll Craft

France Activities
Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Famous landmarks in France include:

Mont St. Michel

  • Mont St. Michel is a rocky islet almost completely covered by a Gothic Benedictine abbey.
  • The design of Mont St. Michel was conceived in a dream in 708 A.D. by Bishop Aubert of Avranches.
  • It used to be one of the most important pilgrimage of faith destinations during the Middle Ages!
  • The English could never conquer Mont St. Michel because of its strong fortifications.

Eiffel Tower

  • The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889.
  • The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 ft tall!
  • It is repainted every 7 years.
  • Over 20,000 lightbulbs light up every night!
  • The Eiffel Tower took over two years to build.

Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

  • There are approximately 7,500 paintings in the Louvre!
  • The museum has a distinctive pyramid made of glass that sits in the famous front entrance and contains metal that is 21 m high.
  • 4000 artworks were destroyed or displaced during WWII!
  • It was once a home for Charles V in the 14th century and a fortress for French armies by Philip II in the 12th century.
  • It is the world’s largest museum!

Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles)

  • The Palace of Versailles is a former French royal residence to King Louis XIV in 1682.
  • During the French Revolution, Versailles was abandoned.
  • The Palace is the second most-visited monument in France, aside from the Eiffel Tower.
  • The gardens of the Palace cover an area of more than 30,000 acres!
  • Most notably in our more recent historical memories, both Paris Peace treaties (to end both WWI and WWII) were signed here!

Arc de Triomphe

  • The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon because he wanted a series of archways to ride his horse through!
  • Napoleon never got to see the final product because he was exiled before the completion of the Arc.
  • It is the second-largest Triumphal Arch in the world, following North Korea’s arch built in 1982.

Animals of France:
animals of France crafts

Bear Crafts

dragon crafts 


These mythical creatures can be found in fairy tales and folklore all over the world, including France.

animals of France crafts

Ibex (Wild Goat) Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

animals of France crafts

Rooster Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

The national animal of France is the rooster.

animals of France crafts

Rooster - Polish Wycinanki Craft

Easy and Hard (shown) version to choose from

Age 4+ (easy)
Age 8+ (hard)

animals of France crafts


red squirrels (reddish brown colour)

wolf paper plate craft


Of course, there a lot more animals in France.  Check out our animals section for a full list of animals from around the world if there's a particular one you're looking for.

Links to other France related activities: