Bougainville is famous for the trip he undertook to Tahiti,… Read More »Bougainville,a.k.a.Garoniasigoa, a.k.a.Poutavéry
Lectures on France and other subjects
These lectures have all been given in English as they were designed for non-French People. When I returned to France after many years in Asia, I continued lecturing about Asia on English-speaking cruise ships. The companies I was working for at the time (Clipper and Noble Caledonia) asked me to prepare lectures for French and European itineraries as I already knew their clientele and could therefore adapt the lectures to this type of audience. I also prepared lectures for “An Aquitaine Historical Society”, an association of which I was president for a time : based in the Dordogne, it offers lectures and other activities in English for expatriates who wish to learn more about French history.
Clovis, King of the Franks, was baptised in 496. France… Read More »France, “the eldest daughter of the Church”
The Pantheon is situated in the Latin Quarter in Paris,… Read More »The Pantheon, a capsule history of France
Generations of French schoolchildren learnt this phrase at school. It… Read More »“Our ancestors the Gauls were blond and blue-eyed”
Two nations, France and England, have been thought of as… Read More »Should France have been English or England French?
Ratatouille is one of the iconic dishes of Provence and… Read More »History on your plate: Is ratatouille really French ?