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

By Interest

Sailboats at Cannes (Photo by plb06)

Free things to see and do in France

 
The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, designged in 1971–77 by Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, and Gianfranco Franchini (Photo by Erik Drost)

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

 
 (Photo by Stilfehler)

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