Category Archive: Blog

19th Century

The industrial expansion was not slowed by the war and continued at a fast pace. To commemorate the centenial of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower was constructed during the Universal Exhibition of 1889…

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Industry

<!–^~^69|right|^~^–>Leading industrial sectors in France : Construction and civil engineering. Annual production : 797 billion francs ($159.4 billion). Four French groups (Bouygues, SGE, Eiffage and GTM-Entrepose) rank among the top […]

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Introduction

France is nonetheless extremely diverse: it concentrates a wealth of scenery, regional identities each with their own particular joie de vivre defined by cultural and historic differences.

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20th Century

The First World War erupted in 1914 in northeast France and after two years of German victories, fell into the horrors of trench warfare. The United States entered the war in 1917 and helped France to victory…

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Agriculture

<!–^~^68|right|^~^–>Farms: 730,000Farmers/farm workers: 910,000Utilized agricultural area: 30,139,000 hectares Principal agricultural products in France: Sugar beet: 1st in the EU, 2nd in the world (29 million tonnes) Wine: 2nd in the […]

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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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