If you google "The city of love" you'll be directed towards lovely Paris and it's many attractions. But what makes paris so loveable?
Whether it's a picnic under the Eiffel Tower, a lovely art museum or a beautiful stroll down to Sacré-Cœur. All of this on the streets of Paris after your speaking gig.
While Paris is the Capital of France, it only houses approximately three percent of the French population. The rest of the French community is spread out over the third biggest country of Europe. (That is if you include Russia - if not, then it's the second biggest)
If France was an American state, it would be the third biggest only surpassed by Alaska and Texas.
This vast country populates more than 66.000.000 people - more than double that of Alaska and Texas combined.
Major urban centers include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Nice. These all have big markets for speaking, while also looking fantastic. If you are doing a european speaking tour, then you should go to France whether or not you speak there.
Compared to the neighbors
France is not only the third biggest country in europe, it is also the third-best paying. Only surpassed by Germany and the UK, France makes for an excellent speaking experience.
Just 1 in 5 French people speaks English fluently. They've got the lowest English Proficiency of any EU member state country and rank 35th out of all countries in Europe. This could indicate some problems if you intend to stay in France for longer - so keep that in mind.
Parity in France
The Gender pay gap in France is doing quite a bit better than the USA and much better than Germany.
Female speakers earn on average 88,1% of what their male counterparts earn on speaking.
The French government came up with a plan to reduce the gender gap even further from 2018-2022. By doing this, France is expecting to lead by example, making other countries follow.
Most popular topics in France
The French people has a strong culture of innovation, and it is no surprise that they cherish technology.
Business speakers make the same in France as in Sweden, where Business is the hottest topic.
You can read more about Speaking in Sweden right here.