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French History

Sacre Coeur History

Sacre Coeur History: Over 100 Years Overlooking Paris

It is one of the icons of Paris, perched up on the hilltop of Montmartre, overlooking the city. What’s behind Sacre Coeur history? Its unique architecture and location makes it stand out above the City of Light. Sacre Coeur has now become the most visited religious monument in Paris due to the closure of Notre …

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Pere Lachaise Paris

The Mysterious Women of Père Lachaise Cemetery

Halloween may now be gone, but it’s never a bad time for spooky Parisian stories! I would like to pass onto you obscure tales and folklore which take place in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those are tales about once famous women that are now almost forgotten, their tombs sometimes left unmarked, their stories unwritten. Still, …

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WWII Walking Tour Paris

Paris in WW2 – A Glimpse into Parisian Life During The Second World War

Good time to talk about Paris in WW2 as this year, August 25 marked the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris. The Liberation of Paris was a 6 day battle that culminated with the surrender of Paris, which had been under Nazi rule since June 1940.  The Occupation was a terrible time for Paris …

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