We have a lot to be thankful to France for. Great cheese, great wine, Claude Debussy, Eric Cantona. But, probably, their greatest gift to the world is cinema.
They invented cinématographie and hosted the first private and public 'film' screening before spreading the idea to the rest of the world with, it's fair to say, pretty good results.
If you didn't know that, then this fascinating infographic, produced by Raffles Hotels will teach you a brief history of French cinema, and the culture in and around it. And if you did know that, you'll almost certainly learn a new fact or two, to add to your connaissance suprême.
Scroll down to view, and click on the image for a larger version: bon voyage.