France is the largest country in the western part of Europe; it stretches from English Channel in the north and to the Pyrenees in the South. France covers a land area of 547,030 square kilometer. Paris is the capital city of France, one of the world's most beautiful and most visited capitals. It is home to artists, students and the famous Eiffel Tower. France's fertile farmland includes lavender and vineyards fields in South, and sugar beet and wheat fields in north. France produces more than 365 kinds of cheese, from sheep, cow, and goat's milk. France is leading producer of wines, Rhone valley, Champagne, Bordeaux, and Burgundy are sold worldwide. The French car industry ranks fourth in the world, and their makes include Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault Espace. This country boasts the world's fastest train the TGV, which can travel at speed up to 300 kmh. In these Pyrenees and Alps, winter snowfalls are heavy, making these ideal areas for skiing.