France was a country in mainland Europe, located on Earth. French was a language which originated in this country.

Supposed Earthonomics expert Mr Copper mistakenly referred to the country as "Great France" of "Europey" along with "Great Germany". The Tenth Doctor corrected him, clarifying that "only Britain [was] great." (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

The French time zone was an hour ahead of GMT. (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)

History Edit

13th century Edit

In 1242, the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield visited France. (PROSE: Sanctuary)

14th century Edit

In the late 14th century, Queen Isabella, the wife of King Richard II of England, was born in France. She returned to her native country after her husband's death in 1400. (AUDIO: The Doctor's Tale)

16th century Edit

In 1555, France was at war with Spain. Francois de Noailles, Bishop of Dax and the brother of the French ambassador to England, secretly supported Reverend Thomas Smith's plot to remove Queen Mary I from power. He believed that having her half-sister Elizabeth on the English throne would mean England would ally with France instead of Spain. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

In August 1572, the First Doctor and Steven Taylor visited Paris and were present for the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. (TV: The Massacre)

17th century Edit

In 1626, the Fifth Doctor, Peri Brown and Erimem visited France. At that time, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham smuggled an English army into the country to take Paris. (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown)

In November 1688, the deposed King James II of England, his wife Mary of Modena and their son James Stuart went into exile in France. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)

18th century Edit

In the 18th century, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, better known as Madame de Pompadour, lived in France and was a lover of King Louis XV. She died in Versailles after receiving several visits from the Tenth Doctor. The Doctor described France to Mickey Smith as "a different planet", referring to the different attitudes of its people from those of Great Britain. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) Even more shocking, from Rose Tyler's perspective, Madame de Pompadour (who was the King's lover) got along with the Queen.

In 1746, the Second Doctor suggested the country as a destination for some Scottish refugees, during the Jacobite rebellion. (TV: The Highlanders)

The Tenth Doctor attempted to take Donna Noble to Blackpool but they instead arrived in the French Riviera in the 1780s. (AUDIO: Death and the Queen)

In July 1794, the First Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright visited France during the French Revolution. (TV: The Reign of Terror)

19th century Edit

In 1804, the First Doctor and Dodo Chaplet visited France in an alternate timeline. (PROSE: The Man in the Velvet Mask)

Prior to the 1860s, France fought with the British against the Chinese Empire in the Opium Wars. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

In 1871, the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield visited France. (PROSE: Set Piece)

In 1879, Rose-the-Cat piloted the TARDIS to Paris, where she found a mouse. (COMIC: A Rose by Any Other Name)

In 1884, the Seventh Doctor, Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester visited France. (PROSE: The Death of Art)

In 1890, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited Auvers-sur-Oise. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)

20th century Edit

In 1919, a peace conference was held after World War I in Versailles. (PROSE: Illegal Alien) The Treaty of Versailles established the post-war settlement. (PROSE: Just War, Players, AUDIO: The Wanderer, The Alchemists)

In 1937, the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor visited France. (PROSE: History 101)

Nazi Germany occupied most of France by August 1940. (AUDIO: Their Finest Hour) The Doctor visited this occupied France, during both his second and eighth incarnations. (AUDIO: Resistance, The Scapegoat) The south of France, location of the Vichy regime, was occupied in 1943, leading members of the French Resistance, Allied forces and sympathisers and civilians to attempt to cross the Pyrenees into neutral Spain. (AUDIO: Resistance)

In 1944, France was liberated from Nazi occupation after the Normandy landings on 6 June. (PROSE: The Taint; AUDIO: State of Emergency) Following the liberation, the first thing that the Free French Army did was create a memorial to Joan of Arc. (AUDIO: State of Emergency)

The French franc was the currency of France for most of the 20th century. (PROSE: History 101)

The first case outside England of the Silurian virus from Wenley Moor was reported in Paris. Thankfully, it was at that time the Third Doctor developed an antidote for the virus, which was soon used to stop the pandemic. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)

In 1979, the Fourth Doctor and Romana II visited Paris. (TV: City of Death)

21st century Edit

In 2007, when Cybermen from Pete's World invaded the main universe, appearing all over Earth, an army of Cybermen appeared in Paris. (TV: Army of Ghosts)

At 8:40AM GMT/9:40 AM French time on a Wednesday in September 2009, fifteen RTAs were noted by Torchwood Three to have occurred in France as a result of the 456 compelling every human child across Earth to suddenly stop and proclaim their message: "we are coming." (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)

In 2011, Night Dragon Haulage regularly shipped goods to France. (TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer)

By 2050, France appeared to be under the jurisdiction of the Department, which was secretly led by a Korven from the far future known as Lomax. The Department operated the Mortainian mines, presumably located in Mortain, France. (TV: Lost Library of Ukko)

After the Myloki conflict of 2066-2068, France collapsed into civil war. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)

Undated events Edit

Following the defeat of Harold Godwinson in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the Monk claimed that claims over France went on for "years and years", and that if Harold remained king with the help of the Monk's meddling with time, there would be peace. (TV: "Checkmate")

In parallel worlds Edit

In a a parallel world, France closed its borders to refugees forced to vacate southern England after a replica of the Titanic crashed into London. (TV: Turn Left)

Other references Edit

While undercover at the Pharm, "Samantha Jones" claimed France among the places she had visited. (TV: Reset)

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