History

History

After a week of PyeongChang’s ice skates, glitter, and rhinestones, let’s glide on up to Glitter Central: the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre. That’s right. Get ready for some time travel as smooth as a...

Père-Lachaise may be the super star cemetery of Paris in terms of notoriety and also as one of the most visited tourist attractions, but other cemeteries in Paris hold their own. Montmartre Cemetery has...

As all eyes are focused on the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, few realize the Olympic Games as we know them today began just a little over a century ago. In the...

When Victor Hugo died in Paris in 1885, amid Paris’ critically important and creatively fruitful Belle Époque period, the streets of the city were flooded with mourners as his remains were carried through the...

We are having a “Modigliani Moment” once again, as the popular modernist Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, born in Livorno, Italy on July 12, 1884, stars in two major exhibitions in two major museums...

French explorer, author, and Buddhist scholar, Alexandra David-Néel led a full and exceptional life. In 1924, at the age of 55, she was the first European woman to cross the Trans-Himalayas in the dead...

"Critics are like eunuchs – they know how, but they can’t do it." --Paul Bocuse Paul Bocuse (1926-2018) died a few days short of his 92nd birthday, in Lyon where he was born. He came...

Corey Frye, also known as “A French Frye in Paris,” spends much of his days pounding the cobblestones in Paris as he leads tours around the city. Along the way, he spots wonderful panoramas, cafés,...

When famous French rock singer Johnny Hallyday passed away last month, on December 5, there was a national melancholy felt in France. Yet again – and so soon after Hallyday – France has lost a...

What do some of the historic rooftops of Paris have in common with the labyrinthian secret passages below the city? Apiculturist Audric de Campeau knows the answer... because he lives it. As an urban beekeeper,...

There are so many reasons to love Paris – museums, monuments, boutiques, food and atmosphere. However, an often overlooked element that largely contributes to all these experiences are its gardens. After Paris’s urban foundations...

Corey Frye, also known as “A French Frye in Paris,” spends much of his days pounding the cobblestones in Paris as he leads tours around the city. Along the way, he spots wonderful panoramas, cafés,...