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It was Plato who suggested that ‘necessity is the mother of invention.’ Parisians trapped by the Siege of 1870 certainly took this epithet to...

It's now been over 90 years since a single French soldier slain on the battlefield of the first World War but whose name and...

How can the world forget the tragedy of the Great War?It is difficult to realize that the thousands of young people who went to...

Wallace Fountains: the name given to the forest green water points found in most squares in Paris. Despite being an iconic part of the...

Its reputation may be tarnished, but Marseille offers travellers pretty much everything; sunny skies, art, terrific food and a rich diverse history dating back...

Albert Einstein said,"The world is a dangerous place, not because of the people who see evil, but because of the people who don't do...

When it comes to revolutionary writers, the French have many claims to fame. Very few look as chic, handsome and, well, French, as the...

I often think back of the years, growing up, when much of the news was about France during WWII.We cannot forget the crying bystanders...

Most people don’t realize that the event marking French Independence Day, known in France as La Fête Nationale, began well before July 14, 1789,...

When the French Revolution is discussed everyone thinks of the Bastille. However, there is a little visited site in Paris where riots...

The city of Palladio Tolosa,Toulouse, began at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic on a finger of the Garonne River ...

Living permanently as an expat in Paris, it is tricky finding the right balance between curiosity and gourmandise. But a classic tale of schadenfreude...