Category Archives for "France"

Mar 21

The Lure of the Loire and the English Kings That Weren’t The cultural highlights of the Loire Valley France reveal more than one or two surprises

By Abi King | France

The Loire Valley, France A red diamond sits atop a yellow poste, blazing the word tabac. A bread baskets lands on a red-chequered tablecloth, heralding the arrival of unruly lettuce and thick purple jam. This is France, in all her school textbook glory, throwing symbols like memories into the gym skirt recesses of my mind. Schooldays France […]

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Sep 27

Napoleon’s Last Stand on French Soil

By Abi King | France

Napoleon is remembered for a great many things. Conquering most of Europe, for example. Overthrowing the king and proclaiming himself Emperor of France. Losing in spectacular historical fashion at the Battle of Waterloo and centuries later providing ample material for a hit song from a band of four from Sweden. He’s also the owner of […]

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