Past & Present: France

Embark on a video journey through the culture and history of France!
Past & Present: France
Category:  Travel
Age Rating:  4+

Begin at the dawn of civilization as professor of anthropology and archaeology Dr. Dwayne L. Merry takes you from the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux to the Roman amphitheaters of Marseilles. Pay a visit to Roquefort to see the creation of the famed blue cheese, and stop by the walled city of Aigues-Mortes to witness a Camarque bullfight. Attend the annual Gypsy gathering in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, then travel north to see the celebrated tapestry of Bayeux and the battle sites of WWI and WWII. Finally, step into the world of aristocratic Versailles before embarking on a whirlwind tour of the wonders of Paris. Read along with the text as you watch the videos, then take a fun quiz to find out what you've learned!

Visit: Lascaux • Roquefort • Marseilles • Perigord • Aigues-Mortes • Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer • Avignon • Bayeux • Mont St. Michel • Lourdes • Amiens • Reims • The Somme Valley • Verdun • Normandy Beaches • Provence • Grasse • Chambord • Versailles • Paris • And More!