- The French are the highest consumes of psychotropic drugs. About one fourth of the population admits having taken anti-depressants or tranquillizers over the past year.
- French was the official language of England for over 300 years. It is still the official language of 30 countries worldwide.
- France has won the most number of Nobel Prizes for Literature of any country.
- France has the third highest GDP (PPP) per capita per hour in the world, after Norway and Luxembourg, with an average of US$ 38.16 per hour.
- The Millau Viaduct, completed in 2005 in the south of France, is the tallest bridge in the world.