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Four years ago, while driving through the countryside northeast of my house in Ayzieu, I stopped to photograph a magnificent chateau in complete disrepair in the village of Gabarret-Escalans Prominently displayed ...

There are many iconic names in the fashion capital of the world, but Yves Saint Laurent was more than a name. His YSL logo was as recognizable as the ‘60s LOVE poster, and he...

The American Citizen Service: The American Citizen Service of the United States government is located at 2,  rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris.  They have a wide number of services, including an emergency phone line: 01 43...

Bourges (Cher), St Stephan’s cathedral Why a rooster is the symbol of France A two and a half hour drive south of Paris, the city of Bourges’s narrow streets, majestic 12th century cathedral and over...

I found this delicious recipe for torta di carote (carrot cake) - Italian style – on the ItalianMade website (a treasure trove of information on Italian cuisine and wine). Full of almond powder and...

That effortless Parisian chic look?  Here's a secret: It takes a bit of work. French women may take a minimalist approach to beauty, but the key to achieving that look is making sure everything...

Paris bound or, for that matter, traveling anywhere? Air travel is rife with health challenges because planes are essentially flying Petri dishes. Even if you’re 100% germ-free, as soon as you board the flight,...

The last arrondissement is a neighborhood of young vibrant families . . . and the dead. Père Lachaise Cemetery—the largest green space in Paris—takes up 108 acres and is filled with those who made Paris...

Lazare: Eric Frechon, 3-Michelin star superchef at Le Bristol, MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) author and chef at Mini-Palais just launched (September 9th) Lazare, Gare Saint-Lazare. How strange to open in a station? Not really,...

The Canal Saint-Martin is another of those lovely treasurers in Paris often not known about by the average traveler. It is a long canal within Paris that connects the Canal de l’Ourcq to the...

An American in Paris Ralph Lauren’s Mission Statement : « At the Double RL family ranch, Colorado, we enjoy natural, seasonal food and our pasture-grazed, hormone free Angus beef. It’s my pleasure to share this distinctly American...

There’s nothing off about the off season in Paris. More like right on. From roughly late September to early April, Paris is strictly in season and ripe for the picking. Less noisy groups of student...