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PARIS began on an island

The Earliest Paris-to I 108 PARIS began on an island, a little island still known as the Cite. Here the Seine River widened a little and flowed around five or six little islets. Today there are but two, the Cite … Continue reading

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Map of France Antarctique

Map of France Antarctique in the Guanabara Bay, 1555. On November 1, 1555, French vice-admiral Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon (1510–1575), a Catholic Knight of the Order of Malta, who later would help the Huguenots to find a refuge against persecution, … Continue reading

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The name “Canada”

The name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site … Continue reading

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