France’s long history and cultural significance are staggering its history is closely entwined with that of England and Europe and for the history lover France is an absolute feast.
For thousands of years, France has played a pivotal role in European history. France is a country with a fascinating history shaped by conquest, conflict and revolution. From the shaping of the nation in the middle ages to the abolition of the monarchy to its role in the Second World War, the history of France is rich and varied.
From Viking incursions to the birth of William the conqueror the ancestral home of the Plantagenets and the religious heart of Christianity. France has survived Popes, the Hundred Years War, the martyrdom of Joan of Arc, Wars and the Revolution.