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“Paris martyrised...but Paris liberated”, shouted Charles De Gaulle upon arriving in Paris with Philippe Leclerc and General Patton's troops. This summer, ceremonies marking...

This photo was taken by C. Chusseau-Flaviens soon after the armistice with Germany in 1918. The annual commemoration of the armistice which ended World...

France is embarked this month on a special project to commemorate the nation's participation in the 1914-1918 world war erroneously dubbed, for a time...

Ah, Paris – so many museums, so little time! At last count, the City of Light boasts between 150 and 200. Given that so...

                    Myth or reality, where was Paris really born? Maybe the books got it all wrong Who would deny that Paris stands out today as one...

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...

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...

The beautiful Louvre Museum, or Musée du Louvre, is well-known world-wide for the art and artefacts showcased within it, and there are plenty of...

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