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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Television Stations

Private radio and television stations have only been authorized in France since 1982. In the following 14 years, the number of TV channels jumped from three to over 30.

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Inexpensive Cell Phone Service for France

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Grand SiËcle

The 17th century was marked by a period of exeptional power and glamour for the French Monarchy…

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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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Radio Stations

Private radios have only been authorized in France since 1982. As with television, the number of private radios increased dramatically since then.

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Revolution Era

The 18th century’s Enlightment brought thinkers such as Voltaire and Rousseau to struggle against the principles of the old regime and absolutism…

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Foreign Trade

France is the world’s second largest exporter of services and farm products and fourth largest exporter of goods…

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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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Napoleonic Era

The Revolution ends in 1799 when Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris and was crowned First Consul at the age of thirty…

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