A fascinating exhibition exploring 130 years of French colonial rule over Algeria is taking place at a museum in the French capital.
The insightful display, which is taking place on the 50th anniversary of Algerian independence, is being hosted by the Army Museum at the Invalides in Paris and is simply titled Algeria 1830-1962.
Examining France`s long military presence there, the exhibition includes historic relics, such as the ceremonial keys to the city of Algiers, whilst one part exclusively focuses on the horrific eight year war of independence that ravaged the country.
Veering away from patriotic and militaristic pride of French rule in Algeria, the exhibition explores, with great sensitivity, the impact such a traumatic period of history had on so many people in both nations.
It could represent the perfect day for any culture vultures enjoying a European break in one of the fine hotels in Paris this summer.
Published on 22/6/2012.Latest Destination News