Journée de la Femme International Women’s Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday 8th March, with activities taking place from 27th Feb – 14th March.  #BeBoldForChange The World Economic Forum predicts that gender disparity will…

In 1898 the Gompel brothers founded the ‘Paris-France’ company to direct their growing chain of department stores ‘Aux Dames de France’. The chain was a great success in several large towns in France.

Dodgy Roger! Roger de Flor was a Sicilian-born adventurer, mercenary, and Knight Templar, a bit of a villain, and a ladies man, who led a force of ‘almogávares’ (Spanish mercenaries) known as the Grand Catalan…

From October onwards you’ll see ‘Rifles’ advertised everywhere you go in the P-O! No need to duck unless you’re talking “two little ones”! It’s bingo! In fact, all non profit making associations are allowed to…

  The word ‘ambulance’ hasn’t always referred to a vehicle. Around the time of the Crimean War, (think ‘Charge of the Light Brigade) the French set up temporary movable hospitals close to the battlefields, called…

Le Poilu, informal term of endearment for a French World War I infantryman, and literally meaning ‘hairy one’ was also used to describe soldiers in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte. (The term ‘grognard’ (grumbler) was…

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