The Territoire de Belfort: a unique département in France

In 2022, the Territoire de Belfort celebrates its 100th birthday. This is an opportunity to take a look at the strange destiny of the smallest French department (outside ... lire plus !

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The Ensisheim meteorite: a divine omen for Austria?

How a falling meteorite precipitated the war between Austria and France. The Ensisheim meteorite, which fell in 1492 in front of the walls of the former Austrian capital, ... lire plus !

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The Douaumont Ossuary: Memorial of the Battle of Verdun

A few days before the Armistice of November 11, 1918, I propose you discover a place of memory in Lorraine: the Douaumont Ossuary. Located a few kilometres from ... lire plus !

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The 1356 Basel Earthquake: What Happened?

Almost 700 years later, it is still being talked about. The 1356 Basel earthquake left a lasting impression on the Upper Rhine regions of Alsace, northwest Switzerland and ... lire plus !

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The Cross of Lorraine: the fascinating story of a symbol

This symbol of hope and faith in victory is without doubt one of the most popular French emblems. Although the origin of the cross of Lorraine seems to ... lire plus !

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Queen Elizabeth II in France: What places did she visit?

Throughout her reign, the Queen of England expressed her pleasure at discovering France, “this beautiful country” which she first visited in 1948. On many occasions, the Queen has ... lire plus !

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French History Trivia: How France got its name?

In a previous article, I talked about what is France in French. I’d like to continue on this topic and ask the question: how France got its name? ... lire plus !

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How the Eiffel Tower was saved from destruction

The City of Paris gave Gustave Eiffel a concession that allowed the tower to stand for 20 years until 1909. That year, the ownership would revert to the ... lire plus !

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A short biography of Napoleon Bonaparte

You may hate him or love him… but you can’t ignore Napoleon Bonaparte, the former French emperor! Born in 1769 in Corsica from the minor nobility, Napoleon rose ... lire plus !

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The Dome church of Les Invalides and Napoleon’s tomb

The glittering golden roof of the Dome church is an unmissable landmark in the Parisian landscape. Situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the monument is the symbol of ... lire plus !

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