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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

 
12C Romanesque frescoes in the Chapelle des Moines at the Abbaye de Cluny in Berzé-la-Ville (Photo by Uknown)

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

 
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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