France is a country of tradition and innovation: France was a pioneer country in Neurology since the 19th century, with seminal clinical and pathological description of many neurological diseases by Charcot (1825-1893) in Salpêtriere hospital in Paris and his colleagues, illustrated by the famous painting by Brouillet “a clinical lesson at the Salpêtriere”.
The French Republic was born in 1793, fruit of a long and tormented political history. France is a constitutional republic with a semi presidential regimen, and it has around 67 million people. The French national statement is “to govern the nation, by the nation and for the nation”, which fits well with our motto: “liberté, égalité, fraternité”. The capital is Paris, and the official language is French. Paris and the French Riviera are both high touristic places.