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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

      Getting to know some locals is a bit part of staying with a fellow hospitality club member (Photo courtesy of The Affordable Travel Club)

      Free things to see and do in France

      The Château de Maisons-Laffitte in the department of Yvelines, France (Photo by Moonik)

      Art and architecture in France

      Portrait of Louis XV of France (1748) by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, in the Louvre (Photo Public Domain)

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

      Most of us have stared at a handy miles-to-kilometers converter right under our noses on our car dashboards (Photo by Unknown)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France