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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

      This house in Normandy was looking for someone to watch the chickens and pet sheep for a couple of weeks (Photo courtesy of

      Free things to see and do in France

      Most visitors gets a chance to see Art Nouveau in the 86 remaining Paris Métro entrances (this one is at Abesses) designed by Hector Guimard in 1900–12 (Photo © Steve Cadman)

      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 Tom Page)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France