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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

       
      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

       
      Construction of Walls and Arches, Roman Architecture, History of Architecture (Fletcher), pg 127 (Photo by Sir Banister Flight Fletcher)

      Art and architecture in France

       
      Louis XIV, King of France (1702) by Hyacinthe Rigaud, hanging in Versailles (Photo Public Domain)

      From the Gauls to De Gaulle, a brief primer on French history

       
       (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       
       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France