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What Were Marie Antoinette’s Last Words?

Historians and biographers often immortalize the last words of famous people before they die. Some would leave words of wisdom before passing on, while others think of leaving funny one-liners. But did you know what the French queen said before she was executed? On her way to the guillotine, the French Queen Marie Antoinette accidentally …

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What is the Titus Cut?

In today’s world, women sport different hairstyles; some traditional, some interesting, and some radical. In the past, French women who had short hair did it for a reason.  What could that reason be? The Titus cut was a trendy female haircut during the French Revolution. It was inspired by the way executioners chopped the hair …

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It took 87 years to build Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, from 1163-1250.

Notre-Dame de Paris For the Victor Hugo novel, see The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. For other uses, see Notre Dame (disambiguation) and Notre Dame de Paris (disambiguation). Notre-Dame de Paris (/ˌnɒtrə ˈdɑːm, ˌnoʊtrə ˈdeɪm, ˌnoʊtrə ˈdɑːm/; French: [nɔtʁə dam də paʁi] (listen); meaning “Our Lady of Paris”), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is …

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