Category Archive: General

The Little Corporal

napoleon

So many people think that Napoléon Bonaparte was short but in reality, at 5’7″, he was 2″ taller than the average height for adult males at the time. He did […]

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Dijon Gastronomy Fair 2014

la Foire Internationale et Gastronomique de Dijon 2014

Visitors staying in Burgundy next month could do a lot worse than plan a visit to Dijon to experience the sensory delights of la Foire Internationale et Gastronomique de Dijon. […]

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France By Numbers

france map

In terms of land area, covering 247,367 square miles, France is the largest country in the European Union. L’Hexagone has over 2000 miles of coastline, with access to the Atlantic […]

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La Musée Maillot’s Extraordinary Borgia Exhibition

les borgias et leur temps

Between now and February 15 next year, art lovers in Paris can visit la Musée Maillol to experience the museum’s newest exhibition, Les Borgias et Leur Temps (The Borgias and […]

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Eight Things You May Not Know About The Liberation of Paris

liberation of paris

Following on from our blog last week about the D-Day Landings, we thought you might interested in these snippets about the actual liberation of Paris itself. The fight for Paris’ […]

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France’s Very Own Internet

minitel

Before the rest of the world had the Internet, France had Minitel. The service was launched in 1978, and allowed users to pay their bills, shop, buy train tickets, and […]

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La Musée du Vin – a ‘must’ for wine lovers!

musée du vin

At the top of a hill in the center of Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower, is the Musée du Vin. Housed in the cellars of the 15th century […]

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How Many Toilets Did Versailles Have?

Chateau de Versailles - 1675

While much has been made of the fact that the palace of Versailles had few toilets when it was built, the reality was that they simply were not needed. Guests […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

little cantine burgers

If you’re in Paris, and have a hankering for a good ol’ American burger and fries, then head over to rue des Écoles, on the 5th arrondissement, to Little Cantine, […]

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D-Day Landings At Omaha Beach – What The History Books Didn’t Tell You

U.S. Allies Land at Omaha Beach on D-Day

For those of us who were born post-1945, it’s hard to imagine what all those heroic tales of WWII must have really been like. Books, movies, and documentaries go some […]

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