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French History

Who were the Kings and Queens of Versailles ?

Versailles, the epitome of grandeur and opulence, stands as a testament to the power and prestige of the French monarchy. Nestled in the outskirts of Paris, this iconic palace has witnessed the reigns of 3 kings and queens. Join us on a chronological journey as we unravel the stories of each King and Queen that...
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Your Ultimate Guide: Practical Information About the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower stands as an iconic symbol of Paris, attracting millions of visitors from around the world each year. In this guide, we’ll provide essential practical information to ensure you make the most of your visit to this architectural marvel. Opening Hours and Tickets: The Eiffel Tower is typically open every day of the...
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History of the Louvre Museum: 5 Key Events

The Louvre Museum in Paris stands as a beacon of art, captivating millions of visitors from around the world. Beyond its renowned collections lie fascinating tales of triumph, intrigue, and resilience. Join us as we delve into the key events that have shaped the illustrious history of the Louvre. August 10, 1793: The Day the...
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Bastille Day: the National French celebration

Why celebrate Bastille Day? French National Day, also called ” Bastille Day” on July 14th was declared a national holiday in 1880. Today, military parade on Champs-Élysées in front of the Arc De Triumph celebrates Bastille Day. Proceeding the parade is a huge firework show and outdoor music festival in front of the Eiffel Tower....
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Memories of WW2 in Paris

Unlike many other European cities, Paris did not suffer much destruction during the War. But here are some places of memories of WW2 in Paris. When the Nazis were marching to Paris, the city was declared an “open city” to avoid the destructions that occurred in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands or Warsaw in Poland. Starting...
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Charles de Gaulle

Who is Charles de Gaulle? What you didn’t know about the French most famous president. If you enter Paris by air, the name Charles de Gaulle will be the first one you will hear. And if you know anything about history, you have most heard of Charles de Gaulle or General de Gaulle already. De...
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French Schools and College in Paris

Discover in a FAQ how it is to study in France ! Does France have a free education ? Just like in the United States, France has public schooling which is free and subsidized by the French government. Education is obligatory from the ages of 3 to 16 years old. The notion that education is...
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History of the University

Paris has been around for more than 2000 years, and it has preserved many of its historical neighbourhoods. Most notably the Latin Quarter. The latin quarter is actually the cradle of the university of Paris, which is where it bears its name. « Latin » because the language of study was not French in the Middle Ages...
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5 Incredible Facts About Napoleon

Napoleon was many things, but short wasn’t one of them… You can see that for yourselves by visiting his tomb in the center of Paris, at the Invalides War Museum. 1. He was an army general at 26 Born in 1769 on the island of Corsica, he graduated from the military school of Paris in...
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Why you should visit Fontainebleau castle

Fontaine-what? Fontainebleau – literally the beautiful fountain. Or the fountain found by a dog, called Bliau. Or maybe it was its master’s name. We’re not sure – which is not surprising, since the castle’s dates back to 1137 ; older than the Louvre in Paris. But don’t let that date fool you : what makes...
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