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The Eiffel Tower

Arguably, Paris' -- and France's -- most recognizable landmark
Day 19-24: Paris, Je t'Aime

May 23rd 2010
May 18-23, 2010. Hollywood, in its usual preference to bypass subtleties for in-your-face stereotypes, usually like to portray the French at, if not at their impossibly worst, their impossibly best. So, I thought, if travel writers and casual tourists alike wax lyrical about the French capital like superlatives about La Ville-Lumière are going out of fashion, then they're probably leav ... read more
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French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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