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

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This Provençal home in the countryside just outside of Avignon sleeps six amid olive groves, a pool, and rows of lavender—and its owners would love to visit California (Photo courtesy of Homeexchange)

Free things to see and do in France

 
Self Portrait with Beret (1886) by Claude Monet, in a Private Collection (Photo by unknown)

Art and architecture in France

 
Louis XIV, King of France (1702) by Hyacinthe Rigaud, hanging in Versailles (Photo Public Domain)

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

 
 (Photo by Neville Nel)

Wine in France

 
 (Photo by Tom Page)

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