The sea and the rocks, Calvados and cider, the Vikings and Joan of Arc, Gothic cathedrals and Camembert – all this is Normandy, so cold in nature and warm in hospitality.
From the Gauls to the Second Front
In the 1st century BC, the Romans, headed by the emperor Octavian Augustus, came to the originally Gallic territories. The construction of roads, cities and stone bridges completely transformed the northern lands located around Lugdun, today’s Lyon. Continue reading
On Tuesday, the French press recalled with great sadness the tragedy of the fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
In the Belgian editions, editors are also located at the “foot of the monument”, which turned out to be the cause of the “universal drama”. French headlines pay homage to “Our Lady of Tears” in the Parisian edition, “The Sad Lady” in Figaro. Les Echoes speak of the “tragedy of Paris”, and the Catholic newspaper La Croix claims that the “heart” of the capital is “in ashes.” Continue reading
The beauty and harmony of Paris did not prevent it from becoming the arena for the most controversial events: coronations and executions, solemn mass and mad rampant, triumphal processions and shameful escape. If Paris could serve as a beautiful decoration for French history, then the history of France could not help but add luster to its beloved city. If the Celtic tribe of the Parisians had not once settled on the island of Cite, Paris would still have arisen where it has existed for more than 2,000 years, but it would have been called, of course, differently. Continue reading