Curiosities of The Louvre

The Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, has 38,000 works including the most famous: La Joconde. That being said, it also offers some unique and sometimes strange curiosities. #1 Mummies: In the Egyptian wing, there is a mummy like no other. This 2,300-year-old unknown man is wrapped in bandages forming a particular pattern on…

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Beer: The new favorite drink of French People?

Culturally, wine is known as the official French drink…is this cliché or reality? It is true, French wine is famous for its quality. French people know it and enjoy it: They still are the world’s biggest wine consumers. Despite this, the new generation (18-34yo) has left the “Red” and “White” behind for the “Mousse”, beer!…

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“Le Bac” like we say in French, is an academic exam created in 1808 by Napoleon 1st!

Even though it is technically possible to take it as an independent candidate, this exam aims to validate the French High School (= Lycee) graduation. In France, one cannot enter College without passing the Baccalaureat. The Baccalaureat candidate needs to achieve a grade of 10/20 to pass the exam and get the Baccalaureat Diploma or…

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