Category Archive: Blog

Prehistory

The Celts, emerging from Central Europe, settled in Germany and Gaul as early as 2500 B.C. They started to work with iron to make tools and weapons, and lived in well organized societies until 125 B.C., when the Roman Empire began its in the South of Fran

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Baroque Era

The exuberance of the Absolute Monarchy preponderant in the 17th century led to enormous baroque edifices…

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Minitel

Started in the early eighties by the government’s own France Telecom, the Minitel has become the standard for France’s online services…

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Antiquity

During the 2nd century AC, Romans brought Christianity into Gaul and by the third century, the power of the Roman Empire had begun its decline….

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Neoclassicism Era

After the Revolution of 1789, architecture in France found inspiration in classic Greek and Roman models. Both the Arc de Triomphe and the Arc du Carrousel are examples of the Napoleonic inclination for Classicism…

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National Dailies

There are a total of 76 national daily titles in France, representing a circulation of 779 million copies per year.

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Middle Ages

Charles Martel, the first leader of the Carolingian dynasty, initiated the expansion of the Franks’ kingdom and stopped the Muslim advance from Spain in 732.

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Death of Top Chef Shocks France

Loiseau’s apparent suicide Monday shocked France, plunged the gastronomic world into mourning and raised a storm of condemnation from fellow culinary masters, who blamed all-powerful food critics for pushing the celebrated chef toward despair….

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Weekly Press

The periodical scene is very lively in France. With 1,354 copies sold for every 1,000 inhabitants, France has the highest rate of magazine readership in the world. News Weeklies France’s […]

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Renaissance

In the early 16th century, after a series of Italian wars, Francois I strengthened the French Crown and welcomed to France many Italian artists and designers such as Leonardo da Vinci. Their influence assured the success of the Renaissance style character

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