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To be the muse of a famous artist has proved often to be a double-edged sword. To be talented in your own right and...

Collecting precious stones seems to have always been part of the job description for any self-respecting king. In France, it started with François 1er...

As a self-confessed, unabashed lover of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, dare I even say addict, walking once more on her streets again, after a reluctant absence, lifts...

https://youtu.be/U4s4sS40G9s One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Brothers Lumière, Auguste and Louis, displayed their new invention to the general public at the Grand Café...

Tucked away in a narrow street in Paris’s sleepy 7th arrondissement, a bright yellow storefront announces a shop unlike any other I’ve seen: Duvelleroy....

On a hot and humid July evening in 1944, Gestapo officers knocked on the door of Germaine Pezet, a Parisian housewife then living in...

The trial of Gabrielle Bompard in December 1890 caused a sensation in Paris. Despite being accused of the most heinous and brutal of crimes, the...

Learn about Paris

Here you can learn about Paris and its history, art and culture. This is also the place to gain an insight into the French language and find information on educational courses.