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Roland-Garros: the French Open
Every year in May, the world tennis elite will be meeting on the famous clay ...courts of Roland-Garros in Paris. This event is one of the four Grand Slam competitions.
Napoleon III (1808 – 1871)
After the death of the Duke of Reichstadt, son and heir of Napoleon I, in 1832, ...his nephew Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, an artillery officer, attempted to topple the July Monarchy in Strasbourg (1830) and then Boulogne (1840). Imprisoned in perpetuity in Ham fortress, he escaped (1846).
Charles X (1757 - 1836)
Charles Philippe, the Count of Artois and young brother of Louis XVI and Louis ...XVIII, who became an émigré on the 17th of July 1789, sought to play a leading role in the Counter-Revolution, at the risk of sometimes clashing with the sensitivities of his older brother, the Count of Provence. In 1814, after the abdication of Napoléon, he entered Paris.
Louis-Philippe I (1773 - 1850)
Louis-Philippe, the cousin of Louis XVI, but also the eldest son of the Duke of ...Orléans (later known as Philippe Égalité) who voted for the death of the King, embraced revolutionary ideas like his father and was a member of the Jacobin Club. He fought in the armies of the Republic at Valmy and Jemmapes in 1792, but went over to the ranks of the Austrians (April 1793).
Henri IV (1553-1610)
The first king of the Bourbon Dynasty and one of the most popular kings of ...France, Henry IV of France took the decision to abjure Protestantism. He was crowned in Chartres (25th February 1594) and signed the Edict of Nantes (13th April 1598) which led to the end of the Wars of Religion. Peace had finally come to unified France.
Louis XVIII (1755 - 1824)
Born at Versailles, Louis-Stanislas-Xavier, Count of Provence, brother of Louis ...XVI and the Count of Artois (the future Charles X), managed to cross the Belgian border in June 1791, whilst Louis XVI was arrested at Varennes. Assuming the role of Regent, he made great efforts to rally the monarchs of Europe against a revolutionary France.
Talleyrand (1754 –1838)
Because Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, of high noble birth, had a club ...foot, his parents guided him towards a career in the Church. Bishop of Autun, elected member of the States General of 1789, he saw through the nationalisation of Church assets and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
Geography of France
From the mainland to its overseas territories, France has an extraordinary ...natural heritage full of contrasts and a large variety of landscapes. Mountain ranges, plains, rivers, islands…All this and more to discover in our overview of the geography of France.
Geography: Hercynian France
The Paris and Aquitaine Basins, but also the Armorican Massif, the Massif ...Central, the Ardennes and the Vosges mountains are all part of “Hercynian” France, Europe’s ancient structures crossed by wide valleys (geological folds from the end of the primary era).
The Paris metro stations
The metro lines are like Ariadne's threads going back in time: each station name ...invites us to visit a highlight in the history of France and its capital.
Brief history of the Paris metro
The Paris metro has 214 km of lines, used by almost 1.4 billion travellers every ...year. Below is an overview of the success of an adventure over 100 years old.
Exhibition Keith Haring in Paris
From 19th April to 18th August 2013, in association with the Centquatre events ...venue, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris) is dedicating a major retrospective to the American Pop Art icon Keith Haring, entitled "Keith Haring, The Political Line".
The largest exhibitions in 2013
Classic and modern art, painting, sculpture… Discover the largest exhibitions ...currently taking place on France.fr.
« The Angel of the Odd » at the Musée ...d’Orsay
Calling forth the visionary creations of Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Delacroix, Hugo, ...Friedrich, Böcklin, Moreau, Stuck, Ensor, Mucha, Redon, Dali, Ernst, Bellmer, Klee and numerous other artists and filmmakers, the Musée d’Orsay is hosting the exhibition, "The Angel of the Odd", from 5 March to 9 June, 2013 in Paris.