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Aquitaine: A Brief History

Church is Sarlat, Perigord, in the Aquitaine region of France.

Our direct ancestor, the Cro-Magnon man -named after a site in the Perigord- testifies to human habitation of what is now Aquitaine going back thousands of years. The caves of […]

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Basque

<!–^~^236|left|Ciboure, Pays Basque^~^–>The Basques are an indigenous people who inhabit parts of both Spain and France. They are found predominantly in four provinces in Spain and three in France. This […]

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Regions and Departments

The dÈpartements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas rÈgions. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements. […]

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Valois Dynasty

The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France. They were descendants of Charles of Valois, the second son of King Philip III of France. Philippe VI, the […]

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Lascaux

The caves of Lascaux, in France, contain some of the earliest known representational art, dating to between 17,000 and 15,000 years before the present. These Paleolithic cave paintings consist mostly […]

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The Treaty of Versailles

Treaty of VersaillesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Treaty of Versailles of 1919 was the peace treaty that was created as a result of the six-month-long Paris Peace Conference of […]

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Bourbon Dynasty

House of Bourbon Descended from France’s ruling Capetian dynasty, the house of Bourbon became monarchs of France, Spain and southern Italy. The Bourbon Dynasty owes its name to the marriage […]

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Celts

The Celts are an indigenous people of central Europe with large numbers in the United Kingdom, in France, and in Ireland where they are in the majority. The first literary […]

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Alfred Dreyfus

Alfred Dreyfus (October 9, 1859 – July 12, 1935), French military officer best known for being the focus of the Dreyfus affair. Born in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, Dreyfus was the […]

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French actor, singer Serge Reggiani dies at 82

PARIS, July 23 (AFP) – The French singer and actor Serge Reggiani died overnight of a heart atack at the age of 82, his agent said Friday.

Born in Italy in 1922, Reggiani came to France with his parents at the age of eight, and after acting schoo

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