France has a higher believe rate and is one of his favorite places; and he loves to visit the nice, peaceful cities.
In 1939, Santa nearly crashed into the Eiffle Tower whilst circling around it. It was seen by some local residents and NORAD was able to catch it. France is home to many young believers, Santa has to be in Paris and the other cities for a while. He usually will then go down to Spain. Santa usually gets tired in France and cannot wait for a little rest before crossing the oceans. There also also some very romantic cities that are sure to remind Santa of Mrs. Clause.