Corsica, Napoleon’s island

Corsica, île de beauté (beauty island*) which is located a hundred miles from the French coast, has a complicated and tumultuous history. Often invaded, its identity resisted external influences.

The Middles Ages were a difficult period for the small Mediterranean island.… Read More

D-Day and Double Agents

D-Day is one of most important events of World War II.

The Context
France and part of Europe are invaded. England still fights the Germans but the situation is complex. The decision is made to launch a great operation to end the war. England became the training grounds for the allied troops waiting to be deployed.… Read More

HALLOWEEN: The Worst French Serial Killers

For this years Halloween, we won’t speak about ghosts or mythical creatures but about the true monsters of our society, serial killers. France had their own batch of serial killers but some of them became infamous for their crimes. Here are, the worst French serial killers:

  • Gilles de Rais: One of the oldest serial killers (1440) is also one of the most frightening.
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The Incredible Story of the Eiffel Tower

A challenge laid down for the architects of the time, that’s how this project starts. To build a 300 meter tall iron tower (980 ft.) for the 1989 Universal Exhibition. A crazy record that seems impossible to beat using the contemporary technology of that time.… Read More