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Interesting facts about France

French people have the highest female and third highest male life expectancy in the European Union.

French language is spoken by 270 million people worldwide (almost as much as the population of the USA), of which 120 million are native or fluent. There are less than 60 million of White Caucasian native speakers of standard French worldwide.

Famous French inventions include the adding machine, the hot air balloon, the airship, the parachute, the submarine, the ambulance service, photography, animation and cinema.

There are over 300 kinds of cheese made in France.

More tourists visit France each year than any other country in the world, with 67 million annual tourist arrivals (more than the country’s population).

 

Federation francaise du jeu de dames

Official Website

President of federation: Arnaud Bouyrie

E-mail: arnaud.bouyrie@wanadoo.fr

Tel: +33 (0) 5 62 79 28 33

327 route de Villemur

06.20.32.09.61.

31340 Mirepoix sur Tarn

 

Tournament director: Henri Macaux

E-mail: henrimacaux@gmail.com

Tel: +33 (0) 6.08.66.09.39.

 

Best rated players  Arnaud Cordier, Kevin Machtelinck, Oscar Lognon
Best rated women’s players Daniella Pigeon, Anaïs Bonnetot, Sophie Almanza

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News

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 9/2023 (the fourth one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 14th December 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo …

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 9th November 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 – minutes

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    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 10th October 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • European Blitz & Rapid Championships 2023

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    The European Blitz & Rapid Championships took place in Beilen (Netherlands) on 28 and 29 October.In the Rapid Jan Groenendijk (NED) won; 2nd Jos Stokkel (NED)  and 3rd Aleksej Domchev (LTU). Among the women, Darya Tkachenko (NED) won, followed by …

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  • EC Rapid and Blitz streaming broadcast

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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!