France is a secular country that respects freedom of thought and religion. Christianity is the largest religion in France. France had an important role in fashion, cuisine, cinema, literature, technology, architecture, social science, and mathematics. The French believe in equality, liberty, and fraternity. France has a temperate climate with regional differences. France experiences cold winters and mild summers except for mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean. Sea fog and fine rain are regular in climate. France records an average winter temperature from 32° F to 46° F, and average summer temperatures from 61° F(16°C) to 75° F(24°C). The southern part is the warmest with sunshine.