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Let'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!What does it mean to be a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why do some places in France have the label and others don't?Are you a US Marine? Then you've probably heard of Belleau Wood in the history of the corps. My guest on today's episode relates his visit to Chateau-Thierry and Belleau Wood during Memorial Day Celebrations.