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French History and Historical Events

France has seen many different historical events over the centuries, some of these are recognised by people instantly, so we have included this section on history and facts from various regions and provinces in France.


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History of Alsace in France
In prehistoric times, Alsace was inhabited by nomadic hunters.  The Celts began to settle in Alsace by 1500 BC clearing and cultivating the land.

Facts on Auvergne
Auvergne region is larger than the historical province of Auvergne, and includes provinces and areas that originally were not part of Auvergne.

Chateau Compiegne Le Musée National de la voiture et du tourisme
Within the Chateau de Compiegne you will find a museum called Le Musée National de la Voiture et du Tourisme, or in English known as The National Museum of the Car and Tourism.

Facts on Disneyland Paris Resort France
Following the success of Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, plans to build a similar theme park in Europe emerged in 1972.

Catacombs of Paris France
The Catacombs of Paris is a famous burial place in Paris.

St Denis Commune
St Denis has always been associated with Royal burials and virtually all of the French Kings were entombed here and the queens were crowned in the elegant Basilique St-Denis.

Basilique de Saint Denis
Basilica of Saint Denis, also known as Basilique de Saint Denis the favourite burial spot for French Kings

Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau
The Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau is a large castle where the Renaissance was introduced to France from 1528.

Chateau de Versailles in France
The Chateau de Versailles is one of the largest castles in the world and is one of the most visited sites in France.

Chateau Vaux le Vicomte in France
Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is the largest privately owned chateau in France and is classed as an historical monument.

The Stade de France
The history of the Stade de France began when FIFA made a decision to select France to organise the FIFA World Cup.

Le Parc Natural Regional du Vexin Francais
North of Paris, the French Vexin is a huge rural land area with a stunning range of natural and cultural heritages.

Provins in France Paris
Provins is a town in the Seine-et-Marne department of the Île-de-France region and is East Southeast of Paris.

Stables at Chateau de Versailles Grande Écurie du Château de Versailles
Work was completed by 1683, and these two buildings are outstanding because of their dimensions and the incredible architecture.

Musée des Carrosses The Grand Carriage Museum at Versailles
The museum was created by King Louis-Philippe and its collection of carriages and coaches, with some absolutely incredible and ornate pieces.

Procope Café in Paris
Procope was founded way back in 1686 by Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli and is oldest operating cafe in the world, also it has welcomed numerous famous people such as Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin, over the years.

Arenes de Lutece Amphitheatre In Paris France
It is within the 5th Arrondissement of Paris that you will find the only remnants left of the Roman era and these include the thermal baths of the Musee de and the Arenes de Lutece, which is the roman amphitheatre.

L'hopital de la Salpêtrière - Gunpowder Hospital
This old building in the past as a producer and storage area for saltpeter, which of course was used to make gunpowder, Then became a place to house criminals and those people that were ill and without money, eventually La Salpetriere then began to serve as a hospital.

Hotel de Sens In Paris
The Hotel de Sens is a medieval residence that is one of only three still standing in Paris in the 4th Arrondissement, that was built during the years of approximately 1475 to 1509 as a residence for Tristan de Salazar.

History of the Hotel du Louvre
The Hotel du Louvre was built back in 1855 and known as the Grand Hotel du Louvre, it was the first luxury hotel in France and was originally located in the building which is now known as the Louvre des Antiquaires.


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