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Chartres basking in the light

Chartres is a beautiful city full of historic buildings and architectural masterpieces which are very well preserved. For the last 11 years Chartres has ...
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Myths and Misconceptions

Myths and Misconceptions about France and the French and Where (at least) Some of Them Come From Paris! France! Ooh-là-là! The most visited country ...
The Winged Victory of Samothrace at the top of the
Daru staircase
Musée du Louvre, département des Antiquités
grecques, étrusques et romaines
© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Cécile Dégremont

Winged Victory

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, one of the most well-known and prestigious pieces in the Louvre, is back in place at the head of the Daru staircase ...
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La Marseillaise

Following France’s declaration of war on Austria and Prussia, the mayor of Strasbourg, Baron de Dietrich, asked army engineer Claude-Joseph Rouget de ...
Hints-and-Hindsights

Hints for Newcomers – Hindsights for Old-Timers: Metro station names

It is said that the entirety of the ancient world’s knowledge could be found in the Royal Library of Alexandria (Egypt), built in the third century BCE. ...
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Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited – Musée Carnavalet

To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, and in conjunction with Paris Photo Month, the Musée Carnavalet is presenting the exhibition  Paris ...
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