|Basically a small and very
brief summary of Catholicism in France : Previous France Gaulle
territory has been Catholic since 200 AC around Lyon area . Chritianity
expanded with the conversion of our first King Clovis Ier in the late
400s and became nation wide.
We had Popes in Avignon 100 years during the middle age (1300s-1400s)
Our kings were very Christians. The French revolution 1789 changed the
1905 published a law separating the Church and Government powers. Let's
say that until 1960s France was 90% a very Catholic country.
Therefore we have a lot of medals, water fonts, crucifix and religious
items as well as Holy places such as Notre Dame du Laus, Our Lady of
Miraculous in Paris rue du Bac, Notre Dame de Lourdes etc..