The Palace of Versailles, or Château de Versaille in French, is a royal house in the Île-de-France region of France, just outside of Paris....
France is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
France covers 640,679 square kilometres (247,368 sq mi) and has a population of 66.6 million. It is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation’s largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.
French citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.France is a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. It is a member of numerous international institutions, including theGroup of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and La Francophonie. France is a founding and leading member state of the EU.