Discover France

French topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

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 (Photo courtesy of Paris Greeters)

Free things to see and do in France

 
Photograph of Marc Chagall (1920) by Pierre Choumoff (Photo by Pierre Choumoff)

Art and architecture in France

 
Portrait of Louis XIII (after 1760) by Philippe de Champaigne (Photo Public Domain)

From the Gauls to De Gaulle, a brief primer on French history

 
 (Photo by Neville Nel)

Wine in France

 
Most of us have stared at a handy miles-to-kilometers converter right under our noses on our car dashboards (Photo by Unknown)

The mysteries of the metric system

 
 (Photo clockwise from top left: "Spring" courtesy of French Moments; "Summer" courtesy of Armand69; "Winter" courtesy of Dreamstime; "Autumn" courtesy of TheWorldExplored)

When it is high, low, and shoulder season in France?

 
So many WiFi hotspots in Paris they have to group them (Photo )

WiFi—in French, that's pronounced wee-fee—floats all around Paris and other major cities these days

 

The code of chivalry and chivalric literature in medieval France