Passport/Visa Rquirements: US citizens need only a valid passport.

Population: 9,820,000

Languages: French

Anthem: La Marseillaise

Currency: Euro

Predominant Religions: Christian (Roman Catholic, Protestant), though other major religions are practiced.

Time Zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+1GMT) 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (+6EST)

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Phone Codes: 33 is country code; 01 is city code.