France is extremely well connected via rail with high-speed TGV train networks connecting to regional and local trains. Driving will likely take you longer than the train, but offers more flexibility and allows you to reach small villages with no train station nearby. There is no national bus system in France, however companies such as Eurolines offer international bus routes.
French cuisine is renowned for being one of the finest in the world. Each region has traditional specialities: Cassoulet in the south-west, Choucroute in Alsace, Quiche in the Lorraine region, Beef bourguignon in the Bourgogne, provençal Tapenade, etc. France's most renowned products are wines, including Champagne, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, and Beaujolais as well as more than 400 different cheeses, such as Camembert, Roquefort and Brie.
France has plenty of events and festivals throughout the year. The most important is Bastille Day on July 14 to commemorate the French Revolution. Other important events include the Cannes Film Festival, the French Open at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris and the Tour de France. There are also a large number of music festivals for all tastes and music styles. For food, there are markets, fairs, wine tastings and the International Food Festival in Dijon.
The number of times the French kiss each other on the cheek as a greeting depends on the region. In Paris, two kisses will suffice. But in Corsica, it can be as many as 5!
http://www.francetourisme.fr/ (official tourist site)