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Understanding the Municipal Elections in France

  First: what is a Municipality? In France a municipality is referred to as a « commune ». The French word commune appeared in the 12th century, ...
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The Voyage of the Obelisk : Luxor / Paris (1829-1836)

I am sure you all know the Obelisk on the beautiful Place de La Concorde. It is a must see in Paris. There is currently a great exhibition telling you ...
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FFFFFF. F to the sixth power.

FFFFFF. F to the sixth power. The six Fs. Fascinating, Fun Facts and Figures about France and French. They come in handy more often than you’d think: ...
Catacombs of Paris by Tim Albany

Poem: The Catacombs

Originating 45 million years ago Below the earth’s surface Lies “Lutetian” limestone. Imagine Parisians in the 13th Century Using chisels and ...

Paris 14/18 , The war in day-to-day life

The exhibition presents a view of Paris during the Great War, through the unique story of a little-known photographer, Charles Lansiaux, a documentary ...
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In the footsteps of the first Parisians – Carnavalet Museum , Paris

The Carnavalet Museum – History of Paris hosts the exhibition « In the footsteps of the first Parisians » devoted to the research ...
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