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There are few people who haven't heard the name: Gertrude Stein, the American writer who lived in France from before WWI until she...

I’d been living in La Rochelle for about two months when I realized that I knew barely anything about this city-on-the-sea. So I spent...

Vaux le Vicomte is a lavish 17th century château located roughly an hour southeast of Paris. It is a breathtaking place, one well...

A shadow of infamy still surrounds the name of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette, who met the guillotine on October 16, 1793. Two centuries after...

The Lost Museum Cultural looting has almost always been one of the staple by-products of war. From ancient times to the recent war in the...

The liqueur called "pastis" is the direct descendent of the infamous absinthe, the favorite drink of  fin de siècle Paris. Cafés were so...

You are bound to visit the cathedral of Notre Dame during your first visit to Paris, and probably go back many times,...

So: you are going to Paris. Whether this is your first trip and you don't know Paris at all, or whether this is your...