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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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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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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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Rugby Union was introduced to France by the British in 1872, and by 1906 the national side played its first game against New Zealand in Paris. Like the national football team, the side is called “Les Bleus” in reference to the playing shirt and the French flag. The side competes annually in the Six Nations […]

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Does France Have a Chance in the 2018 World Cup?

France missed out on winning their home European Championship by a close defeat to Portugal back in 2016. Here we are only two years later, and France has qualified for their 15th FIFA World Cup, with matches coming up in just a couple of weeks. France topped Europe’s Group B, which featured Netherlands and Sweden. […]

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Many of Frances top international footballers start their careers in the country’s football league. The top league in the country is the Ligue 1 which is contested by 20 sides. At the end of each season the bottom three sides are relegated and replaced by the top three sides from Ligue 2. The current champions […]

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