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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

 
Probable Self Portrait hidden in a detail from La Camera degli Sposi (1467–74) by Andrea Mantegna, in the Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy (Photo by unknown)

Art and architecture in France

 
Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre (1754-1793), wearing his grand royal costume in 1779 (painted 1789) by Antoine-François Callet, 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

 
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