Gothic Era

During the Middle Ages the fortress style of the romanesque buildings was refined and improved by French masons and architects. The first Gothic buildings appeared in the late 12th with the rebuilding of the Basilica Saint Denis…

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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 major general news weeklies are Paris-Match, L’Express, Le Point, Le Nouvel Observateur, VSD, L’EvÈnement du Jeudi . The price of these periodicals ranges from 14 to 30 francs ($2.50 to $5.40). An interesting concept, the Courrier international founded in 1990, publishes articles collected in the press worldwide and translated in […]

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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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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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Renaissance Era

The Renaissance style refers to the style of the historic period primarily marked by King Francois I…

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Regional Dailies

Enjoying a monopoly situation within a particular area, the regional press is stronger than the national press with 409 titles for a circulation of 2.2 billion copies annually.

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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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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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Baroque Era

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

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News Services

The AFP (Agence France-Presse) is one of the three largest news services in the world (along with its American counterpart Associated Press and the British Reuters).

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