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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

       
       (Photo courtesy of Europosters)

      Free things to see and do in France

       
      The Lady and the Unicorn (French: La Dame à la licorne) also called the Tapestry Cycle is the title of a series of six Flemish tapestries depicting the senses. They are estimated to have been woven in the late 15th century in the style of mille-fleurs. (Photo Public Domain)

      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 Stilfehler)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       
       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France