There are precisely 65,7 million people in France (well there were in 2012). How do I know that? Because the French bureau of statistics (which is called INSEE - for National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) counts the French every now and then. Before it used to be every 4 years and now it's every year, but only in certain areas (which they extrapolate afterwards I suppose). This year, in Paris, it's the 6th, 14th, 16th and 18th arrondissement. It's compulsory of course... I took this photo during a sort of Flashmob on the trocadero esplanade ;-) Totally unrelated of course.