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France has always had a close relationship with motor racing. Whether it be the drivers it has produced, the races it has hosted or the manufacturers that have produced the cars, all the factors have come together to make the sport keenly followed by French people. The French Grand Prix was first hosted in 1906 […]

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Alpine skiing in France is hugely popular, and the country’s skiers compete and often succeed against the very best in the world. The reasons of the nation’s success are quite clear, as the country possesses some of the most challenging ski slopes in the world. Many families grow up in areas of the country where, […]

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One of the most popular sports for both men and women in France is Cycling. The country has many holidays in different types of environments that are tailor made for cycling holidays, and cycling as a family past time is a favorite activity. However, it is the major races that are being held within the […]

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France has a number of stadiums in the country that are famous for hosting major domestic and international events. These arenas are able to support thousands of French supporters who are renowned for their passion, and at times their ability to show their displeasure at their team’s performance. The Stade de France stadium in Paris […]

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The strength of French horse racing is reflected in the number of runners and riders that are sent to compete in other countries. There is also a number of trainers who, over the years, have produced a consistent number of top quality horses. And there has been no better horse than Gladiateur. In 1861 he […]

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Horse racing in France is popular and has been since organized races started to appear at the start of the 19th century. There are many racecourses in the country, but the majority of the most popular ones are found in the vicinity of Paris. The most famous racecourse in the country is Longchamp, which is […]

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France is home to one of the 4 major tennis tournaments: the French Open. Every year in late May and early June world tennis descends upon the Stade Roland-Garros for the only one of the four majors to be played on a clay surface. The slow surface means that the players have to show great […]

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There are many sports manufacturers in France that have a rich history of producing the very best sports clothing and equipment. They cover a wide variety of sports and many of the country’s sports companies operate abroad as well as at home. One of the biggest football and rugby kit producers are Le Coq Sportif. […]

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France has a very close relationships with athletics and hoisted the second modern Olympic Games in 1900. In fact, it was the inspiration of the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin that resulted in the Olympic Games being recreated at Athens in 1896. The Olympic Games Committee had its base in Paris for many years. France has […]

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The rugby scene in France is among the strongest in the world. Many of the top internationals who play for France will stay with their clubs throughout their career as there is a real regional pride with the club sides. The onset of professionalism in rugby union at the end of the 20th century saw […]

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