Published on December 7th, 2013 | by Geckos Tales Team
Facty things: 10 facts about France
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France is a country of many facts. Fact.
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.
The Sewer Museum of Paris takes visitors deep into the underbelly of Paris. BYO nose peg.
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The Left Bank is home to Café Signes, a café entirely run by deaf staff – ordering is done via sign language.
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Paris’ oldest continually operating restaurant, Le Grand Vefour opened in 1784.
Montmartre’s Le Refuge des Fondues serves wine in baby bottles to avoid paying wine tax.
France’s Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer is a museum dedicated solely to playing cards, and houses more than 9000 decks.
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France has banned the super stinky Epoisses cheese from all public transport because of its extreme odour.
Napoleon was 168cm tall.
France’s last guillotine execution was in 1977.
Gout de Diamants is the most expensive champagne in the world, with a bottle worth more than 1.8 million dollars.