History of France
Stone tools indicate that early humans were present in France at least 1.8 million years ago. The first modern humans appeared in the area 40,000 years ago. The first written records for the history o...
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Hubert de Givenchy Famous for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Dress Dies at 91
Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's will be forever famous thanks to French designer Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away over the weekend. Givenchy's artistic director confir...
Bizarre Structure Sitting In The Atlantic Ocean Has An Even Stranger History
Throughout history, mankind has labored to overcome the challenges presented by the natural world. People are forever trying to build houses on unstable land, or to make entire villages at the bases o...
Prince Albert of Monaco buys his mother, Princess Grace’s childhood home in Philadelphia
Prince Albert II of Monaco has confirmed to People Magazine that he has purchased his mother, Princess Grace’s childhood home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, saying, “It feels good.̶…
The Powerful Curse Of Jacques De Molay, The Last Grand Master Of Templars
On March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay and a few other Templars, after enduring torture and many other humiliations, were sent to death.
73 Dead After Truck Hits Bastille Day Crowd In Nice, French Officials Say – Live Updates
France’s Itele TV channel is quoting an unnamed police source who says the death toll is now 73.
Several Killed After Truck Drives Into Crowd In Nice
Vehicle mounted kerb and struck people celebrating Bastille Day, local media sources claim
This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
Charlemagne: One Of The Most Important Figures Of Early Medieval Europe
Charlemagne (known also as Charles the Great, as well as Charles I) was a King of the Franks, the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire (though the term ‘Holy Roman Empire’ would only be
Burgundy: Profoundly French
Burgundy is a calm and cultivated corner of France, where fine living is intimately tied to nature and traditions run strong. We'll slow down to enjoy the re...
Paris built the Eiffel Tower as an entrance for this extravagant 1889 event
When you're building the Eiffel Tower as a simple entrance arch, you spare no expense for the rest of the event.
Anti-Muslim Protests Continue In Corsica Despite Ban On Gatherings
Hundreds of people took to the streets on the French island of Corsica on Sunday, in violation of the ban on demonstrations imposed in the regional capital of Ajaccio after two days of anti-Muslim pro...
On October 24th 1648, The Treaty Of Westphalia Was Signed, Marking The End Of The Thirty Years War.
The Westphalia area of north-western Germany gave its name to the treaty that ended the Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive conflicts in the history of Europe. The war or series of connected...
Sleeping with the enemy: Collaborator Girls
here are thousands upon thousands of joyful pictures of the liberation of France in 1944. But among the cheering images there are also shocking ones. These show the fate of women accused of “collabora...
Prehistory of France
Prehistoric France is the period in the human occupation (including early hominins) of the geographical area covered by present-day France which extended through prehistory and ended in the Iron Age w...
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Gaul
Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age that was inhabited by Celtic tribes, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, most of Switzerland, parts of Norther...
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Roman Gaul
Roman Gaul consisted of an area of provincial rule in the Roman Empire, in modern-day France, Belgium, Luxembourg, western Switzerland and western Germany. Roman control of the area lasted for more th...
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List of French monarchs
The monarchs of France ruled from the establishment of Francia in 486 to 1870. The first race, or dynasty of kings, was the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled until 751, followed by the second race, the...
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France in the Middle Ages
The Kingdom of France in the Middle Ages (roughly, from the 10th century to the middle of the 15th century; for the period before Hugh Capet's accession to the throne, see Francia and Carolingian Empi...
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Early modern France
The Kingdom of France in the early modern period, from the Renaissance (circa 1500–50) to the Revolution (1789–1804), was a monarchy ruled by the House of Bourbon (a Capetian cadet branch). This corre...
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France in the nineteenth century
The History of France from 1789 to 1914 (the long 19th century) extends from the French Revolution to World War I and includes:
At the time of the French Revolution, France had expanded to nearly ...
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France in the twentieth century
The History of France from 1914 to the present includes:
In 1914, the territory of France was different from today's France in two important ways: most of Alsace and the northeastern part of Lorra...
Military history of France
The military history of France encompasses an immense panorama of conflicts and struggles extending for more than 2,000 years across areas including modern France, the European continent, and a variet...
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Economic history of France
This is a history of the economy of France. For more information on historical, cultural, demographic and sociological developments in France, see the chronological era articles in the template to th...
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French art
French art consists of the visual and plastic arts (including architecture, woodwork, textiles, and ceramics) originating from the geographical area of France. Historical surveys of French art typical...
French literature
French literature is, generally speaking, literature written in the French language, particularly by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written by people living in France who speak tr...