History

History

At the heart of many of Édouard Manet’s paintings is a ginger-haired woman that, although not identical from picture to picture, turns out to be the same model. The nudes in the French painter’s...
Maison Bucherer

One of the most exciting events on the French cultural calendar is Journées européennes du patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, when thousands of French historic sites are open to the public, free of charge....
Lafayette (right) and Washington at Valley Forge by John Ward Dunsmore

Almost five centuries after Vikings explored and briefly settled in small areas on the eastern shores of present-day Canada, the voyages of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and Giovanni da Verrazzano followed, changing the course...
La Rotonde Stalingrad

“To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home.” --Baudelaire The Luncheon of the Boating Party reveals that Renoir plunged head first into the new-found leisure of suburban Paris. The guinguette--...
Jardin Yitzhak Rabin

Tucked away on the eastern end of Paris just north of the Seine there is an area not often mentioned when discussing places to visit in the City of Light. The neighborhood, known as...
view of the Bassin de la Villette from the Paname Brewing Company

The time-honored tradition of getting to know Paris by walking its streets can take many forms. Ranging from a formal guided tour to a leap into the unknown with a random ramble, there is...