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France is a country in Western Europe, though it also has territories in other parts of the world. France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. It is the location of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Its capital is Paris, an important city famous for its fashion, art, history, and cuisine. France is one of the most visited countries in the world.
During the summer of 1995, when Rubeus Hagrid and Olympe Maxime went to parlay with the giants, they pretended that they were going on holiday in France to throw off the Ministry official that was tracking them.
France was governed by a Ministry of Magic.
Games and sports
Quidditch had spread to France by the 1400s, as shown by references to it in the play Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds by Malecrit. France has a national Quidditch stadium and a national Quidditch team with mostly female players. One of the French Quidditch teams is the Quiberon Quafflepunchers.
Native to France
The following creatures are found throughout the regions below that France falls under.
The following creatures are all found worldwide:
- Pierre Bonaccord — the first Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards.
- Apolline Delacour — a half-Veela witch, married to Monsieur Delacour.
- Fleur Delacour — a part-Veela witch who participated in the 1994 Triwizard Tournament; she moved to England in 1995 and married William Weasley in Summer 1997.
- Gabrielle Delacour — a quarter-Veela witch, Fleur's little sister.
- Monsieur Delacour — a wizard married to Apolline Delacour.
- Delacour sisters' cousins — two Veelas who attended Fleur's wedding to Bill Weasley in the summer of 1997.
- Apolline Delacour's mother — a Veela.
- Malecrit — a wizard and playwright of the early 1400s.
- Olympe Maxime — Headmistress of the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.
- Lisette de Lapin — a 15th-century witch convicted of witchcraft by Muggles.
- Luc Millefeuille — wizard pâtissier who became famous for poisoning Muggles.
- Nicolas Flamel — well-known alchemist and only known maker of the Philosopher's Stone.
- Perenelle Flamel — wife of famous philosopher and alchemist, Nicolas Flamel.
- Vincent Duc de Trefle-Picques — wizard and nobleman who managed to escape the Reign of Terror by casting a Concealment Charm on his neck and pretending that his head had already been cut off.
- Chateau Cos d'Estourel
Behind the scenes
- Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) and Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au bois dormant) originated from France.
- Emma Watson, the British actress who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, was born in Paris, France.
- Poppy Corby-Tuech, who portrays Vinda Rosier in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is a French-British actress.
- Brontis Jodorowsky, who portrays Nicolas Flamel in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is a Mexican-French actor.
- French actresses
- French actors
- Alexandre Desplat, who composed the soundtrack for both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is a French composer.
- Gallimard is a French publisher that published the French translations of the Harry Potter series.
- According to Director David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series, is set primarily in France.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (First appearance)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Appears in portrait(s))
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Tourism on Wikipedia
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 20 (Hagrid's Tale)
- ↑ Based on Beauxbatons being said to be over seven hundred years older in 1994 in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages
- ↑ Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them