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Monday, February 27, 2012
Eiffel Tower Facts The Eiffel Tower is a grand structure that is located on the Champ de Mars ( in Paris, France. It was built in 1889, and stands 324 metres tall. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world, and it held this title for 41 years. The Chrysler Building in New York City was built taller than the Eiffel Tower, in 1930, but an addition of an antenna on top of The Eiffel Tower ( then made it taller than The Chrysler Building. Today, The Eiffel Tower is the second tallest building in France, not including antennas, and is only surpassed by the Millau Viad ..
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mont Saint Michel Facts Mont St Michel ( is a small rocky island just off the north coast of France, and it is located at the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy ( This mountain is well known as the medieval Benedictine Abbey and steepled church take up most of the island, which is really just a collection of 1km-wide rocks. The island used to be called Mont Tombe, in the 8th century, before Benedictine Abbey was constructed. There exists a legend that says the archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, and directed him to ..
Thursday, February 16, 2012
What is Notre de Dame? Notre de Dame is a cathedral in Paris (, but even before this was built the site was used for centuries, for various other religious monuments, by The Celts, The Romans, and even a Christian Basilica was established on the site. Notre de Dame, as it stands today was built in 1116, by Bishop Maurice de Sully. ( The architecture style followed the new gothic style of the time, and influenced the style of further cathedrals that were built afterwards. The establishment of Notre de Dame was a bold and beautiful statement, and no other cathedral at that time  ..
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Take a trip to the French Wine Regions. French Wine Regions There are seven main French wine regions and these include, Alsace (, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Provence and the Rhone Valley ( Although there are others, these French wine regions produce the most wine in quantity and quality. Visitors from all over France, and the world, drink wine from these areas, and travel to them especially to taste the local flavours and learn how the wines are produced. Bordeaux ( is a French wine region that is extremely popular, and distributes wines from over 12,000 local w ..

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