Tag: France

Charles Martel at Strasbourg Cathedral (source: wikimedia)
Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Why You Should Know What Happened on October 10, 732

October 10, 732 It looks weird when you see the date in front of you. October 10th, 732 (1,284 years ago). Does that date mean anything to you? It should. It’s the date that one man changed the course of history. As a historian I’ve long known that the Battle […]

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Europe Travel, History & Archaeology

Forbidden Love at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Have you heard the tragic story of Heloise and Abelard? The remains interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery number in the millions, but there are some tombs, like those of Heloise and Abelard, that deserve more than a passing glance. The cemetery, located in the heart of Paris, France is famous for the grave of […]