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      Free things to see and do in the Loire Valley

       (Photo courtesy of Europosters)

      Free things to see and do in France

      "Mr. Toulouse paints Mr. Lautrec," a fun trick photographic portrait c. 1891 (Photo by Maurice Guibert)

      Art and architecture in France

      Louis XIV, King of France (1702) by Hyacinthe Rigaud, hanging in Versailles (Photo Public Domain)

      From the Gauls to De Gaulle, a brief primer on French history

       (Photo by Ren Hao)

      The mysteries of the metric system

       (Photo by Neville Nel)

      Wine in France