Category Archive: Blog

Avignon

Host to France’s favorite summer theater festival, this southern city 4 hours by train from Paris, boasts a rich history, and a varied architecture. Year after year, it ranks as one of the country’s favorite destinations amongst foreign and French tourist

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French History: Introduction

  The Fleur de Lys,the royal emblem History can be relived all throughout France. Prehistoric paintings decorate the walls of caves in the Southwest, whereas the Southeast is filled with […]

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Vercingetorix

Vercingetorix (died 46 BC), chieftain of the Arverni, led the great Gallic revolt against the Romans in 53 and 52 BC. His name in Gaulish means “over-king” (ver-rix) of warriors […]

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Notre-Dame de Reims

For many centuries, this cathedral is where the Kings of France have been crowned. Today, it stands as one of the the most perfect architectural masterpieces of the Middle Ages.

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Social Customs

French society likes formality in many aspects of everyday life as obligatory handshaking or cheek kissing ;-)

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Bastille Day

This month, on the 14th of July, the French will celebrate their F

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France Telecom cash call agreed

Shareholders in France Telecom have approved plans to raise up to 30bn euros to help the company deal with its crippling debt…

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Modern Politics

Modern French politics remain characterized by a Left/Right division of the country even though the border between the two has been recently blurred.

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Romanesque Era

The churches of this era, inspired by Roman architecture (thus the name romanesque), are charaterized by round arches, barrel-vaulting and large walls, a simple but heavy style…

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Poll shows anti-war French 'like US'

Seventy percent of the French say they like Americans but oppose a potential war in Iraq…

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