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Historically, there are still a lot of talking points surrounding the two countries though. For a long time there were no problems between the colonies of the British and French — but all of this changed following the Glorious Revolution in England. This resulted in the French and Indian Wars; battles that tended to take place in the U. October was significant for France; this was the period in which the country put together treaties of commerce and alliance. The result was that they were bound to fight Britain until the United States became independent. While the initial military alliance may not have started as fruitfully as both countries may have wished, over time it improved.

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Archeologists are unsure whether Western Europe saw a Mesolithic immigration. If Gravettian or Epipaleolithic immigrants to Europe were indeed Indo-European , then populations speaking non-Indo-European languages are obvious candidates for previous Paleolithic remnants. The Vascons Basques of the Pyrenees present the strongest case, since their language is related to none other in the world, and the Basque population has a unique genetic profile[ citation needed ].

The disappearance of the Doggerland affected the surrounding territories.

Jul 25,  · Colin Furze’s huge valveless jet engine, housed in a specially constructed pair of buttocks, was placed in Dover and aimed in the general direction of France.

Some great reasons to visit Every region of France is fantastique! Alsace and Lorraine With roots dating back years to the Holy Roman Empire, the Alsace region charms with half-timbered houses bursting with brilliant flowers on their window sills, ancient churches, and hillside castles. Brittany With its Celtic heritage, wealth of mysterious megalithic monuments, and breathtaking miles of coastline Brittany offer a mystique and wildness quite unlike the rest of France. Burgundy This region has it all: Champagne Bearing the name of that eponymous golden elixir, the Champagne region has cultivated grapes for some years.

Brilliant carpets of vineyards cover much of this agricultural region, worthy of several days of exploration. Languedoc-Roussillon Roman ruins, craggy castles, and endless vineyards mark a region full of ancient cultures and a youthful spirit. Limousin and Auvergne Huge volcanoes, ruins of castles, Romanesque churches, and rich pastures highlight the great Massif Central, which crosses these two fascinating regions.

Normandy Step in the footsteps of William the Conqueror, stand on the sand of Omaha Beach and imagine the largest amphibious invasion in history, and experience high tide magically encircle the iconic Mont St-Michel.

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It is the third-largest European nation after Russia and Ukraine. In ancient times France was part of the Celtic territory known as Gaul or Gallia. Its present name is derived from the Latin Francia, meaning “country of the Franks,” a Germanic people who conquered the area during the 5th century, at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

It became a separate country in the 9th century. Since the 17th century, France has played a major role in European and world events.

While there may have been some turbulence along the way, it would be fair to say that relations between France and the United States have been strong for centuries.

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[ edit ] Gay Pride, Paris Sodomy laws[ edit ] Before the French Revolution, sodomy was a serious crime. Jean Diot and Bruno Lenoir were the last homosexuals burned to death on 6 July This policy on private sexual conduct was kept in the Penal Code of , and followed in nations and French colonies that adopted the Code. Still, homosexuality and cross-dressing were widely seen as being immoral, and LGBT people were still subjected to legal harassment under various laws concerning public morality and order.

Some homosexuals from the regions of Alsace and Lorraine , which were annexed by Nazi Germany in , were persecuted and interned in concentration camps. Higher age of consent[ edit ] An age of consent was introduced on 28 April It was fixed to 11 years for both sexes, and later raised to 13 years in The age of 21 was then lowered to 18 in , which had become the age of legal majority.

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Comedy British inventor builds giant ‘fart machine’ to fire at France Colin Furze’s huge valveless jet engine, housed in a specially constructed pair of buttocks, was placed in Dover and aimed in the general direction of France Colin Furze with the ‘Fart Machine’ he aimed at France By Telegraph Reporters His hope is that the French, 21 miles away, will hear the blast. The machine, which Furze will house in a pair of specially constructed buttocks, is a giant pulse valveless jet engine — as used in Nazi V-1 bombs during the Second World War — that creates a plume of fire to go along with its deafening roar.

Furze hopes to mount the contraption on the cliffs of Dover on July 24, between 6 and 7pm. Furze’s previous homemade inventions include a pair of pneumatic ‘Wolverine’ claws, magnetic ‘Magneto’ shoes, hand-mounted ‘Pyro’ flame-throwers all inspired by the X-Men films , a 50 mph baby pram , and a fire-spurting mobility scooter. All can be seen in action on his YouTube channel.

Portail de l’actualité culturelle en France. Théâtre, cinéma, danse, cirque, littérature, multimédia, sculpture, peinture, expositions, concerts, art.

Culture ‘Little Pompeii’ discovered in southern France Archaeologists have unearthed an entire ancient Roman neighborhood near the French city of Lyon. The 7, square meter 75, square feet site is fast becoming known as “Little Pompeii. The site discovered in southern France holds some remarkably well preserved remains of luxury homes and public buildings on the banks of the Rhone River dating back to Roman days, as reported by the Agence France Presse AFP news agency.

Archaeologists hope to fully restore the mosaics found at the excavation site “We’re unbelievably lucky. The site was discovered while the land above it was awaiting the construction of a major housing complex there. The French culture ministry labelled the dig an “exceptional find. Germany’s sunken ‘Atlantis’ reappears as tourist attraction Tiles, mosaics and a philosophy school The Roman neighborhood is believed to contain homes dating back to the 1st century AD, and is assumed to have been inhabited for around years before that.

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Sophia Lierenfeld didn’t set out to give dating advice to Syrian refugees. Assimilation is a big issue in German politics these days. Her self-funded workshop, Improv Without Borders , gathers weekly to let Europeans and refugees do improvisational theater together. On a recent Thursday afternoon, about a dozen men and women from Afghanistan, Syria, France, Germany and elsewhere milled about awkwardly while Lierenfeld waltzed among them and gave out hugs.

After some warmup games, they broke off into groups to perform skits.

While there may have been some turbulence along the way, it would be fair to say that relations between France and the United States have been strong for centuries.

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‘Little Pompeii’ discovered in southern France

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