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When considering the Moulin Rouge’s historical legacy, several names spring easily to mind. La Gouloue, or Louise Weber, is one, and Jane Avril is...

“A room without books is like a body without a soul”. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) certainly has its soul, a great and...

To some, Nimes is considered the gateway to Provence, to others it's a final destination. In just three hours, from the Gare de...

La Rotonde Continues to be a Favorite In Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the character Jake Barnes states, "No matter what café in Montparnasse you...

“All for one and one for all!” On the road to Pays d’Artagnan As you drive through the remote, southwestern French countryside, down narrow plane...

Of course in your life you've seen a lot of memorable art exhibits. If you're living in or visiting culture-conscious France you almost surely have...

Less than an hour from Paris is Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, the largest privately owned estate in all of France. The château was built by French...

You wouldn’t think that packing perfume was quite as important as packing heat when going off to war, but Napoleon apparently did, which is...

When I was young and first read the novels of Honoré de Balzac, I imagined his Paris was like the city I knew, only...

I’m standing on rue Nélaton at the corner of rue Nocard in the 15th arrondissement in Paris. Just across the street is a building...

Lacking the opulence of many of its sister regions and often ignored in travel literature, Franche-Comté nevertheless offers bountiful treasures to travelers wise enough to...

Expats in Paris like to say, “the city is at its best in August—you get Paris without the Parisians.” In late July, you can...