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The great glass dome of Galeries Lafayette, Paris   

Department stores and shopping malls are so often banal and uninspired. But in Paris, there is a department store interior of such exquisite beauty that …

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26 reasons to fall head over heels for France!

26 reasons to fall head over heels for France! Everyone has their own personal reason for falling in love with France. For some it’s the …

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Guide to the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur Paris

You might think, when you visit Montmartre and gaze at the beautiful church of Sacré-Coeur, perched on a hill in the highest part of Paris, …

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History of the French Flag

The French call their flag Le drapeau tricolore. English speakers know it as the French Tricolore. It’s one of the most iconic flags in European …

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The Pyramid at the Louvre

When it comes to innovation in architecture, Paris has long been a leader and in the last 150 years, dozens of architectural gems have made …

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Who was Jean Jaurès | History of France

Wherever you go in France you’re sure to come across a Place Jean Jaurès, a rue Jean Jaurès, Avenue Jean Jaurès, schools and even metro …

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A Soap story from Marseille | Savon de Marseille

Genuine Marseille soap is made by artisans with the provenance, passion and long-standing tradition in their blood to lay claim to makers of genuine Marseilles …

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A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct Aveyron France

The river and gorges of the Tarn are well known and undoubtedly it’s worth losing yourself for a while here in what is the deepest …

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Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris

Yves Saint Laurent was a genius – a visionary who became a legend at an early age. Today his name graces a variety of products …

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Where to drink absinthe in France

My insomnia sparked the whole thing off. I listened to a radio programme in the wee small hours entitled ‘Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder’. …

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