Category Archive: General

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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Saving the Jews in Paris

Grande Mosquée de Paris

During WWII, the Great Mosque of Paris was used as a refuge for Algerian and European Jews, hiding from Nazi persecution. As well as shelter, Islamic cleric, and founder of […]

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A New Boutique Hotel Opens In Paris’ Opera Quarter

hotel indigo paris

In time for the 10th anniversary of its Hotel Indigo brand, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just opened its first boutique hotel in France, in the heart of Paris’ 9th […]

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Fancy A Night-time Walk In Marseille?

google night walk in marseille

Just because you may not be in France right now, it does not mean that you cannot walk through the streets of last year’s European capital of culture, Marseille. How […]

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Real Men Knit… On Stilts!

bas landes shepherds

The Tchankats were French shepherds whose flocks would wander through the foggy marshes of Landes. They needed a way to prevent trench foot, avoid venomous snakes, and be able to […]

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Six Free Things To Do In Paris

Jardin Saint Vincent

Contrary to what some people may think, a visit to the City of Light need not break the bank, so to prove it, we’ve put together half a dozen great […]

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Not all that is French is in France… or Europe!

Manchot Sanguinaire - map of French Overseas départements, regions, collectivités, and territories

Did you know that nearly 20% of the territory of France lies outside Europe? These regions are known as “DOM-TOM” (overseas departments and territories), and over 2.5 million French citizens […]

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Les Muscadétours Returns This Weekend

les muscadétours 2014

This weekend, in the heart of the Loire Valley, the vineyards of Nantes play host to Les Muscadétours, now in its third year, which returns for another three days of […]

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France’s Wonderful Waterways

Péniches sur la Seine à Paris by Pline

Before the advent of railway, rivers were the main transportation routes in France. France is home to 24 rivers which exceed 300 km in length, whereas Italy and Britain only […]

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Four Secret Paris Eateries

chez louisette by Benoît Deniaud

Stuck for somewhere great to eat while in the City of Light? We have the answer to your tummy rumbles! Café A – Facebook page 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, […]

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