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Every country has moments in its history—often much longer than moments—that are a source of profound national shame. In this regard, despite her reputation as...

In the artist's own words: This watercolor shows the statue of Charles de Gaulle found in front of the Grand Palais near the "bottom" of...

Operation Pied Piper The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people...

Musée Bourdelle in Paris is now hosting Madame Grès: La Couture à L’œuvre (Couture at Work), the first-ever exhibit devoted to the haute couture designer known...

La crêperie des Canettes, Paris 6th. Photo by patrianova. It’s easy to get blasé about crêpes in Paris. If you’re anything like me, after a brief but...

Since the founding of Paris, Parisians were used to burying their dead in cemeteries, often close to churches, according to the Roman ...

Is it just me or has someone else made the connection? In 1870 the so-called Dépêche d’Ems had the French press in a tizzy as...

I am fortunate to be able to spend parts of each year in a lovely little village in Champagne. Essoyes (ESS-wah) was the home of...

If you are in France this latter part of June you are not going to escape hearing or hearing about "The Call," "L'Appel du...

Summer 2011 marks 71 years since Nazi troops entered and occupied Paris on June 14, 1940 after France, a week earlier, had recognized defeat...