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Napoleon Reassessment[edit]

Napoleon, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.

Jean Hoeufft[edit]

Please feel free to improve the article Jean Hoeufft, a 17th century French banker, who also worked on draining the Marais Poitevin. Mathglot (talk)


I've just seen that the article on Jean Ferrat is marked as being 'low' on the WikiProject France importance scale. An error, surely... Is Ferrat's importance to French culture really still in need of being demonstrated? Aridd (talk) 14:29, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

He's labeled as maximum in fr:Discussion:Jean Ferrat, therefore I moved his evaluation accordingly here. Regards, Comte0 (talk) 05:51, 27 August 2017 (UTC)


Hello. Is there an infobox template suitable for settlements that do not have commune status? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 06:25, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi. Wikipedia:WikiProject French communes suggests Wikipedia:WikiProject Country subdivisions, which uses Template:Infobox settlement. You should ask on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Country subdivisions for further details. Regards, Comte0 (talk) 06:11, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Jean Alfonse article[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Jean Alfonse#Recent edits. A permalink for it is here. The matter primarily concerns whether or not Jean Alfonse was Portugese and what the title of the article should be. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 00:03, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella" is fake[edit]

I just wanted to attract the attention on the fact that this garden doesn't exist. I've been living in Limoges, France for 10 years and it is just not real. You can check the location on Google maps street view and see it by yourself.

I just checked on Google Street View and indeed, there is no garden. There are other websites, such as the Botanic Gardens Conservation International website (I did not verify if that institution is trustworthy or not) that do list this garden. However,
the garden is not a member at this institution and that website may just have parsed wikipedia. I was unable to find any information on this garden on the Website of the City of Limoges. The page on this garden has been created by @Daderot: who has been an active user for a long time.
I think we should check with him before deleting this page - I notified him about this post. --Shurakai (talk) 09:06, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I agree that it's probably a good idea to delete the article. The Botanic Gardens Conservation International website is legitimate (IMHO), and that's where I found the information. If there is no other evidence that the garden exists, however, the article should probably be deleted. with best wishes, Daderot (talk) 11:24, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Assistance required[edit]

Are there any editors here fluent in French and with access to a French newspaper archive covering the early 1840s? Mjroots (talk) 10:41, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

It's the second part of that equation that is rather the more difficult. Why don't you do some legwork and see if you can turn up some archives, and at that point, finding someone to help you should be relatively easy. You can start here. If you want to search around on, 'newspaper' is 'journal' (pl.='journaux') and 'archive' is 'archive'. You could also try WorldCat, which will tell you what libraries have it, and Gale or JStor. Best of luck, Mathglot (talk) 18:16, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm not fluent in French, but I am able to suggest you write to all the major newspapers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C4:4E80:4100:C916:A87:41FD:6814 (talk) 18:29, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Women in Red/The World Contest[edit]

Hi. In November The Women in Red World Contest is being held to try to produce new articles for as many countries worldwide and occupations as possible. There will be over $4000 in prizes to win, including Amazon vouchers and paid subscriptions. If this would appeal to you and you think you'd be interested in contributing new articles on French women during this month please sign up in the participants section. If you're not interested in prize money yourself but are willing to participate and raise money to buy books about women for others to use, this is also fine. Help would also be appreciated in drawing up the lists of missing articles. If you think of any missing articles for your project please add them to the appropriate sub list Missing articles. Thankyou, and if taking part, good luck!♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:07, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

racism in France[edit]

Concerning the part about jews during german occupation in WWII : the yellow star is not a french decision taken in the october 1940 in the ' statu des juifs ' ( jews statu )but a german decree in occupied zone from may 1942 ,( the yellow star has never existed in Vichy zone even after this territory has been annexed to german zone in november 1942) and the round-ups from summer 1942 have been done in part by french officials and police but on german request , ordered by Himmler and Heydrich ( the french made the choice to arrest first foreign jews , so 80 % of french citizen jews have survived the war which is an high rate among all occupied countries ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 09:17, October 31, 2017 (UTC)

Error in Fantômas[edit]

There appears to be an error in the Books section of Fantômas. See Talk:Fantômas #Two books merged in translation?. (This note is going to WP:WikiProject Fictional characters, WP:WikiProject France, WP:WikiProject Comics, and WP:WikiProject Novels.) Thnidu (talk) 01:43, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Hôtel Matignon Plagarisation[edit]

The article on the Hôtel Matignon is plagiarised from the French government website, at least the English edition is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C4:4E80:4100:C916:A87:41FD:6814 (talk) 18:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject[edit]

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 12:34, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Francis Ponge[edit]

While working on my doctorate (incomplete) I was lucky enough to speak with Francis Ponge who was, in 1983, spending some time in St Malo, in Brittany, France. This may be of no importance, but he did not spend all his life in the south of France. He spoke with some bitterness about Sartre's portrait of him in La Nouvelle Revue as "un vrai mec". Sartre's own resistance work was slowing coming into disrepute and he felt that he was a false token 'working class' discovery. I can be contacted at for verification. — Preceding unsigned comment added by La Verite F Ponge (talkcontribs) 05:28, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Limougeaud ?[edit]

If you live in Limoges, or know someone who does, can you help out at Talk:Jardin botanique alpin "Daniella ? For tl;dr version, please see fr:Talk:Limoges#Question sur un jardin botanique limougeaud. Merci, Mathglot (talk) 09:06, 13 December 2017 (UTC)