The Longchamp racecourse in Paris is one of the most famous in the world. It became well-known in part because it has been the venue of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the prestigious flat horse race held in October every year since 1920. The finest thoroughbreds, the best jockeys, regardless of where they are the rest of the year, have to be in attendance on that date. The elegance of the site, the quality of its layout and its sheer size (57 hectares in the Bois de Boulogne) make this place the horse racing equivalent of the Eiffel Tower. It is symbolic.
Although most orchards in France are experiencing growing international competition, nut production is booming. For some years now in France, there has been an increase in the surface area put down to walnut and hazelnut orchards in the great river basins of the south-east and south-west, where most of the nuts are produced.
There are 8 American military cemeteries in France, including Saint-James, covering an area of 14 hectares, which accommodate 4408 memorial headstones; most of the soldiers laid to rest here lost their lives in the Normandy and Brittany campaigns of 1944. The Saint-James cemetery, just like all the other overseas cemeteries and monuments honouring American troops who died in foreign campaigns, is managed by the American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC), a commission, which seeks to continue with the vision of its first Chairman, General Pershing.
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