Pastoral magic
For historians and archaeologists French region of Languedoc-Roussillon seems the promised land: here the oldest in Europe, parking homo erectus was discovered (Homo erectus), here for two millennia oksitantsy Languedoc…

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Menhir - a long stone
Seeing us in the Breton small town Lokmariaker, friends instructed: - The town, of course, is small, but you will not be bored around some dolmens and menhirs. There will…

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The whole truth about the English Channel
The English Channel connects the two largest countries in Europe - France and the UK. The length of the strait is 578 km, and the width is from 32 km…

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ABC of interesting facts about France

And – cars in France in the priority of domestic – brands Peugeot, Citroen and Renault.

B – Bastille, the day of the capture of this prison fortress built in 1370 – July 14, 1889 – is considered one of the most important national holidays. In fact, the main reason for the storming of the Bastille was the seizure of weapons stored there, and not the release of prisoners, who at the time were not more than ten people.

B – the street in each city is named after Victor Hugo in France. Continue reading

New life of old Beaubourg
When, in the old Parisian quarter of Beaubourg, a cultural center was opened to the wider public, the bewilderment was more than enough. At first, many Parisians could not get…

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Captain of the first rank
The future captain Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cube-zack, not far from Bordeaux, in the family of a lawyer. The Cousteau family moved a lot from place…

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Autumn of the Middle Ages
In theory, history is a continuous process. But in practice there are many gaps and gaping voids in it. In the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris, known…

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Faces and Symbols of Saint-Genevieve-des-Bois
Much has been written about the "Russian churchyard" in Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois. Photos of many graves can be seen on the net, since the cemetery has become a place of pilgrimage for…

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