Essential Info

Essential Information about France

  • Flights to France ;Aerlingus, Air France, Ryanair, City Jet all fly from UK&IRELAND
  • Golf in France; Some of the best golf courses in France, Monfontaine, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Albatros Course, Kempferphof, Belle-Dune.
  • Language ;French
  • Religion; Roman Catholic (85%), Protestant
  • Currency; Euros
  • Flag for France; Blue, White, and Red all in Three equal vertical bands
  • Population of France ; 65,630,692, Paris; 22,195,19, Cote D’azur; 4506151,Provence 450,00,00
  • Hotels to stay in Paris; Ritz www.ritzparis.com
  • Restaurants in France; Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli, 1s, L’Astrance, Huitrerie Regis, Macao, Les Tablettes.
  • French Cuisine ;Foie Gras, Truffles,Ceps,Confits,Roquefort Cheese,Brie cheese,Walnuts,Clafouti,Fruit tart,Garbure,Bouillabaisse.
  • Arts in France; The Louvre, world’s greatest art galleries with masterpiece such as Mona Lisa, The Musee de l’Orangerie, The Musee d’Orsay, The Musae Marmottan
  • Sight Seeing in France; Disneyland, The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Georges Pompidou centre and museum of art, Futuroscope theme park, Poitiers Arc de Triomphe,Natural history museum ,Mont Saint-Michel, Brittany, Montmartre, Les Champs Elysees, The Latin quarter.

Essential Information About Turkey

  • Flights to Turkey ; Turkish airlines fly direct from Dublin, and the UK www.turkishairlines.com
  • Golf in Turkey ; The best golf region is Belek, in Antalya, just some of the famous golf courses, Cornelia, Gloria, Sultan and Vogage golf courses.
  • Language ; Turkish
  • Religion; Muslim
  • Weather in Turkey ; Summer months 25-35 degrees Winter months 5-15 degrees
  • Currency in Turkey ; Turkish Lira
  • Flag for Turkey ; Red with vertical white crest
  • Population of Turkey ;74 million, Istanbul ; 13 million, Izmir; 4 million, Ankara; 5 million.
  • Hotels to stay in Turkey; Apartman Istanbul, is in Besiktas very central location, brand new luxury residence. h
  • History in Turkey ; -Trojan Wars, St Peters Church in Antakya, Ephesus & Halicarnassus part of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Santa Claus & St Nicholas bishop of Demre, Virgin Marys first church in Ephesus,
  • Restaurants in Turkey; Reina; is on the Bosporus, restaurant and open air nightclub in Muallim Naci Cad. No:44 Oratakoy 360 ; Restaurant and Club in Istiklal, K:8 ; City enter rooftop restaurant in Beyoglu, Tugra ; Ciragan Palace Hotel in Ortakoy on the Bosphorus, mainly Ottoman food. Ulus parki ; view of the Bosphorus bridge view in Ulus, Vogue: Superb view from the roof top of the Bosphorus in besiktas, The Marmara Pera hotel
  • Turkish Cuisine ;Raki, Ayran, Lemonade, Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, Turkish soups, traditional mezes, feta cheese, olives, aubergines, Turkish kebabs, homemade breads
  • Folk Culture in Turkey; Turkish folklore, Karagoz and Hacivat
  • Local Time in Turkey; UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Visa information in Turkey;Tourist can obtain a Turkish visa for 3 months period when they enter the country. If they wish to stay longer then a residence visa can be applied which will last between 1-5 years
  • Turkish architecture;Turkish bath (hamam), Turkish Baths in Istanbul, Mimar Sinan, Caravanserais, Traditional Turkish houses
  • Sight Seeing in Turkey; Istanbul: Sultanahmet, Topkapi,Goldern Horn,Bosphorus,Dolmabahce palace,Ottomans sultans,Ciragan,Ataturk Museum,Grand Bazaar,Buyuada,Heybeliada,Beyoglu and istikkal Street.