This French tapestry depicts noblemen and women treading and pressing grapes to make wine circa 1500. By then, the French had already been making wine for at least 2,000 years. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Francois Hollande's palace has decided to dive into its wine cellar and sell some of its treasures to raise money and replenish its collection with more modest vintages. About 1,200 bottles, a 10th of the Elysee's wine collection, are being sold at the Drouot auction house in Paris this week. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Sheep used to replace gas-guzzling lawn mowers graze at a truck warehouse at Evry, south of Paris. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Thousands of supporters of the anti-gay marriage movement "La Manif Pour Tous" (Demonstration for all) wave flags as they gather at the Invalides square in Paris on Sunday. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Serge Devesa, executive chef at New York's InterContinental Barclay Hotel, prepares bouillabaisse, a specialty from his hometown of Marseille, France. Devesa was just named a master chef by the Maître Cuisiniers de France. Courtesy of InterContinental Barclay hide caption

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French Minister for Women's Rights and Government Spokesperson Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wearing pants. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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