A guidebook that aims to help visitors to France and to other European countries better understand what’s out there in the world of tourism is here.
The guidebook, which is based on the book by American journalist Anne Thompson, features images of landmarks in France that make up a large part of the country’s natural beauty.
The book was published by the European Union-funded Institut National des Sciences Naturelles (INSS), which was established in 2007 to promote research and teaching on the natural world in Europe.
It is a first for a guidebook in France, but not for a European country.
“The book will be translated into French, and the aim is to give visitors the most up-to-date information,” said INSS director and publisher Philippe Beaudry.
France has been enjoying a tourism boom in recent years, and in 2013, the country saw an increase of 3.8 per cent in the number of visitors.
Its tourism ministry said in 2014 that the country has seen a 30 per cent increase in tourist arrivals in 2016 compared to the same year last year.
Tourism in France is now the fifth-largest economy in Europe after Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy.
There are about 13 million tourists a year, with the total amount of money spent on tourism around 10 per cent of the economy, according to INSS.
The French government also has its own tourist information website.
INSS published its guidebook with images from the Getty Images gallery of iconic landmarks in the country.