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A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France

Napoleon’s hat up for auction along with razor, watch and white silk stockings

Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA

Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine of Aragon documents in Paris auction

A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
Neanderthal cave at  Gorham, Gibraltar.
09/10/2014 - France

200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains found in Normandy

French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.

Femen activists on Moulin Rouge roof, Paris, 6 Oct.
07/10/2014 - France

Topless Femen protestors climb Moulin Rouge in Paris

Two Femen activisits staged a topless protest on the roof of the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris on Monday.

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité … even in small numbers!
04/10/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité … even in small numbers!

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the "storming of the Bastille".
Singing for freedom
27/09/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Singing for freedom

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the "Singing Revolution".

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

French archaeologists find 2,000-year-old boomerang used by Gauls

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick at a beach near Cherbourg in northern France.

A reenactment of First Battle of the Marne at Chauconin-Neufmontiers on 6  September
12/09/2014 - France - Europe

French PM Valls commemorates Battle of the Marne in ongoing world war ceremonies

French Prime minister Manuel Valls called for national unity at a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Marne, which saw French and British troops face German soldiers at the start of World War I ...
Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris
31/08/2014 - Culture in France

Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris

Paris is about to become home to a new research centre on cinema history, and a place where silent films top the bill.
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