Catherine de Medici is remembered as the woman who introduced France to the fork. But it was slow to catch on. When Catherine’s son Henry III was crowned, he was regarded as effete and possibly homosexual, and his use of a fork was considered evidence of his less-than-manly preferences.
Nah, but the reason people come to see the tourist attraction is because we have a real, live monarchy. France has a shit ton of castles, but people don't care as much, because they're not used, and haven't been for ages. There's a cgp grey video on the monarchy, it's really good, and I recommend you watch it