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Annie Sargent has a conversation with Rebecca Rogers about the education of women in France since the 1880s. France has an image of being progressive today, but it wasn't always so. We also talk about a few places you can go to see historical places of girl's education in France. Have you heard about Napoleon your whole life but don't really know what he was all about? This episode of the podcast is your chance to learn why he changed France forever #joinusinfranceLet's talk about the inauguration of the Paris metro in 1900. How it went, why there was opposition to it and how it was a great success. In this episode of the podcast we discuss the life and times of Louis Pasteur and his numerous contributions to science and medicine.On today's podcast, Annie and Elyse take you to the lovely walled city of Aigues-Morte in the Camargue. Louis IX created Aigues-Morte in the marshland as a jumping point to his crusades.The Spanish flu was a terrible end to WW1. In this episode Annie and Elyse recap the history of this pandemic and compare it to what we're experiencing in 2020 with Covid-19. Annie also recommends a book about Eugene Jacques Bullard, a French-American hero of WW1How did France go from calling itself "the eldest daughter of the Catholic church" to the total rejection of the church by the leaders of French Revolution? Let's talk about it!Are you interested in discovering WW2 sites in France? This episode about Le Chambon-sur-Lignon takes us to a place where wonderful things happened during the Second World War, which is sometimes hard it find!Calling all fashionistas! In this episode you'll learn how haute couture became so big in Paris. It turns out this is not exactly a new trend!Did you ever wonder how the big department stores in Paris came about? It turns out that it's a great dive into French history and the history of the emancipation of women too!