Forty years ago the “événements de mai” exploded in France seeming, at least to this American’s eyes, to kick the French out of the old world and into the new. The mass student and workers’ rebellion seemed to start a relaxing of social strictures that is continuing to this day. The image above is a small version of the full Google map that you can see at: “Mai 68” on Google map, click here.. . The full map lists out some of the individual protests in Paris and Nanterre and gives their locations. Click on the individual links to see details.