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Election 2017 News

The 2017 French presidential elections

Emmanuel Macron wins and is elected president. He is the youngest ever President of France (39 years old).

French citizens will vote to elect the 25th President of the French Republic. The elections take place in two rounds, the 23rd April and the 7th May.

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General History War

Three famous people who fought in the First World War

The First World War mobilized millions of men and women across the world. Among them were famous people, famous from before, during or after the conflict.

The following list contains the name and short story of some of these men who served in the French army :

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General History

XVIIIth and XIXth centuries in France part I : The twilight of the Sun King and Louis XV

The XVIIIth and XIXth centuries in French history are often very confusing for foreigners. Revolutions, restorations, changes of governments and government types can be difficult to understand. This article will serve as reminder and time-line for those of who have a hard time distinguishing the various changes that occurred in France in these two centuries.

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Education French Language General

Evolution of family names in France

Like many other countries, family names in France have evolved for centuries and still are. It is closely linked to the history of the country and reflects its evolution from the Roman times to today.

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Cuisine General

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

How to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French?

Like many other countries, December is a month of celebration in France. Christmas and the New Year’s Eve are the main festivities.