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Few Normandy sites trigger emotions as great as the landing beaches where Allied forces debarked on D-Day, June 6, 1944, to liberate France from Nazi occupation during World War II. More than a million visitors...

Pig’s feet are like frog legs, snails or tripe - you either like them or not, there is no halfway about it. My first week in Paris, my husband took his American boss and...

Between the giant gregarious mice of Disneyland, Claude Monet’s delicate rose gardens and Louis XVI’s sumptuous palace, there are plenty of attractions to keep you amused if, perish the thought, you need a break...

Dear History Doctor: We just returned from Paris, and we had some trouble in the elevators. We finally figured out that the first floor is the second floor, and the second floor is the...

His and Hers: Madame and Monsieur Share Reflections on the Eiffel Tower Madame: The Eiffel Tower is known worldwide as the most recognizable landmark of Paris. It is a destination to which every sightseeing pilgrim must...

Pâques (Easter) simply has to be one of the most enjoyable holiday celebrations for French children and for chocolate aficionados of all ages. Every single one of those eternally beautiful Parisian Chocolate shops kicks...

The origins of this most famous and delicious of French pastries can be traced back to the ancient Celtic tradition of celebrating the winter solstice. On this day, the shortest of the year, the...

For property guru Emile Garcin founder, in 1963, of Emile Garcin Propriétés, “the economic crisis just doesn't exist”. Last year the group's sales increased by 20% due to an international clientele...

As soon as you get off the plane at the Paris airport one thing is obvious: the French speak a different language. Every sign, direction, and advertisement is in French. The public announcements and...

Vaux-le-Vicomte is a magnificent chateau approximately 60 km south of Paris. Built between the years of 1656 and 1661, it is a fine example of French classicism. Fouquet, Louis XIV's finance minister, commissioned an...

  First of all blessed holidays... and thoughtful and savory and gentle and effervescent.... May acts of generosity and courage toward all sentient beings and the Earth color each our New Years. Following up on the...

I live here and Paris is Paris and it’s my city. But, when I’m sick, my mindset becomes more akin to that of a visiting tourist with only a finite period of time and...