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Despite two terrorist attacks in Paris last year, France retains its title as the world’s top tourist destination, with visitor numbers rising to an all-time high in 2015. France is also a trailblazer in innovation, home to thousands of disruptive tech firms and entrepreneurs keen to make their mark. With plans to build the world’s largest startup incubator in Paris, the capital has been dubbed the new Silicon Valley and is at the forefront of a technological revolution that will undoubtedly shape France’s future. It is clear France’s allure as a world leader in luxury, culture, creativity and gastronomy is still as strong as ever
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French exports span a wide range of goods and services, from aerospace and luxury, telecoms and cars to biros, razors and disposable lighters, bringing in multi-billions to the national economy
France is kick-starting its digital economy with government backing, training for coders and engineers, and investment in startups to create a tech cluster with the aim of rivalling Silicon Valley
Compelled by budget cuts at home, French museums are looking overseas to establish outposts – in return for foreign cash