Monuments & Sights

Monuments & Sights

I fell in love with France in 1967 when I was just 21 years old. My best friend and I backpacked through Europe, tattered Eurail passes guaranteeing our transportation: a rite of passage for...

Saint-Denis stained glass window. Photo by S. Peabody. Exploring Paris Spiritual Places by Sally Peabody Paris is a multi-layered feast from any of numerous perspectives. My own preferred "lens" on Paris has always been culinary and cultural....

1860: Napoleon III's competition to design a palatial new Paris opera house In 1860 a little-known 35-year-old architect by the name of Charles Garnier won the competition to build Paris a new opera house.  Launched...