There's a phrase "La Belle France" used (at least in England) as a stereotypical way to refer to France.
It might be similar to (or well-known in the same as) the phrase "Merry England".
What is the origin of this phrase "La Belle France"? Is it well-known in France too (I see it's a brand name) or is it mostly an English expression?
Do you know who coined the phrase or when, is it a quote from somewhere? If it is a stereotype then what (e.g. which century? town or country life?) is it a stereotype of?