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Paris Stock Exchange, L'Illustration, 1840 - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain Paris Stock Exchange, L'Illustration, 1840 - ©Internet Archive Book Images / Public domain

Stink-bomb! March 5th 1886. Place de la Bourse. 3:15 PM. It was a cold afternoon. The crowd of regular small investors overran inside the Stock Exchange. At that moment, a guy turned up and weaved...

Nicolas Flamel - ©Austrian National Library (ÖNB) / Public domain Nicolas Flamel - ©Austrian National Library (ÖNB) / Public domain

Nico the public writer Nicolas Flamel? A Parisian legend... Well, gossips said he was an alchemist! Alchemy is a pretty mysterious practice both mystical and philosophical, aiming at transforming...

The museum - ©Shadowgate / CC-BY The museum - ©Shadowgate / CC-BY

A great destiny Secrets from the sky and plague Nostradamus’ family (Jewish newly converted) came from Carpentras’ area (Southern France). His dad, Jaume Nostredame, was a lawyer. The legend says...

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The house On the place Ernest-Nivet, this lovely building raised between 1536 and 1547 houses the current tourist office. We also known it as ″Saint-Jacques house″. Why? Because pilgrims on the road...

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Today it houses a museum about Sancerre’s vineyards. But in the past, this nice house belonged to lord Herry: raised at the end of the 15th century on the foundations of a 12th century’s dwelling...

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The Stuarts Scots in Berry, Central France! Welcome in Aubigny, the Stuarts’ city… those Scottish lords came to help the king of France Charles VII during the Hundred Years War, to fight against the...

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At number 2 of the rue du Pont, in Angles village, here’s a pretty stony house (15th century). A famous man was born here in 1421... who? Jean Balue, nicknamed La Balue! King of France Louis XI...

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Landscapes and monuments painter Emmanuel Lansyer was born in Bouin, Vendée, in 1835. He was an only son, pampered by his mother. He never get married nor had children. That’s why he gave his house...

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Centaurs and oxes’ skulls Skulls! At number 12 of the rue du Château, here’s a lovely Renaissance house: the Chancellerie (″Chancery″). The nicest one in Loches! The façade is flank by D and H (for...

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Unique houses These houses are really unique! In Morlaix, we have 10 of them, raised between the 15th and the 18th century, on the same model. You know what? We can visit the house of the Duchess...


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