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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

       
      Skype is the cheapest way to make international calls (Photo by Skype)

      Free things to see and do in France

       
      Self-Portrait (1650) by Nicolas Poussin in the Louvre, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Louvre)

      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 by Tom Page)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       
       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France