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Published on December 7th, 2013 | by Geckos Tales Team

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FACTY THINGS: 10 FACTS ABOUT FRANCE

France is a country of many facts. Fact. 

FEELING CAGEY

The city of Nantes is home to La Villa Hamster, a hotel where guests get to eat, sleep and exercise like a hamster. Rooms feature water tubes, sawdust, hay, tunnels and yes…a giant hamster wheel to run on.

STINKTOWN

The Sewer Museum of Paris takes visitors deep into the underbelly of Paris. BYO nose peg.

SIGN ME UP

The Left Bank is home to Café Signes, a café entirely run by deaf staff – ordering is done via sign language.

OUT OF DATE

Paris’ oldest continually operating restaurant, Le Grand Vefour opened in 1784.

TAX EVASION

Montmartre’s Le Refuge des Fondues serves wine in baby bottles to avoid paying wine tax.

ACED IT

France’s Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer is a museum dedicated solely to playing cards, and houses more than 9000 decks.

ON THE NOSE

France has banned the super stinky Epoisses cheese from all public transport because of its extreme odour.

SHORT STACK

Napoleon was 168cm tall.

NATIONAL RAZOR

France’s last guillotine execution was in 1977.

NICE DROP

Gout de Diamants is the most expensive champagne in the world, with a bottle worth more than 1.8 million dollars.

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