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The basilica of Vézelay, Yonne Where it all began The history of Vézelay goes back to Neolithic times.  Once called Mount Scorpion because, seen from above,...

The men in my family have always gone to war. Over the course of the past century, they have garnered a total of three...

  In a black cap, a “porteur” des Halles.  The union of “forts” (strongmen) could each carry 400 lbs for 65 yards It began in a...

We locked the bar doors and watched as Rue La Fayette became a solid stream of angry protesters. I had seen a good many...

  Le Chienlit, c’est lui (He’s the cause of havoc Poster by Ecole de Beaux Arts students, May 1968). When the streets take to the...

  May ’68 parody of General de Gaulle: “Just vote.  I’ll take care of the rest.” Origins of the movement The social movement that shook so...

This week France had two consecutive jours fériés (holidays). Wednesday was a commemoration of the 8th of May 1945, which marked the end of...

              13th century manor house, main tower and ramparts A thousand years of history in the making Two hours south of Paris, and eighteen miles east of...

The Louvre at the time of Philippe Auguste (12th Century) In the Beginning Difficult to imagine, as we walk through the majestic courtyards and halls of...

Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People From “Liberty” to the Statue of Liberty After the Dominique Strauss-Kahn event last year, I got my ears rinsed more than...

“It’s difficult to say who we dislike the most,” jokes my new French friend. “I think we often say we dislike the Americans the...
Paul Sérusier - The Talisman

It may seem a stretch to imagine that a small, unfinished landscape, painted on the lid of a cigar box during summer vacation, would...