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The Chagall ceiling of the Palais Garnier, Paris

The Palais Garnier opera house in Paris has an interior that is a golden riot of overwhelming Baroque and Neo-classical opulence. It seems that every …

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Mystery of Jean-Paul Marat’s bathing habit…

Jean-Paul Marat was a leader of the French Revolution, along with others like Danton and Robespierre. In 1793, he was assassinated while soaking in a …

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Montmartre Cemetery Paris | Sculptures and cats

Paris is packed with sublime sculptures. And not all of them are in galleries or museums. There is another way of experiencing some of the …

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Road Trip round the coast of the Charente-Maritime

Along the coastline of Charente-Maritime, there is an area known as the Pertuis d’Antioche, a strait separating the islands of Olèron and Ré. Its strategic …

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Paul Wayland Bartlett, the Lafayette Monument

France and its artists made a strong impact on American artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. From our advantage point in the 21st century, …

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My France | Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance

The smell of a just baked baguette, people watching and cakes. Everyone has their own ideas of what makes them fall in love with France. …

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The charms of Brittany

My  grandmother always hoped to visit France and especially wanted to see Brouage and Saint-Malo where our ancestors came from. Many Huguenots fled religious persecution …

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My France | Perigourmet Gastronomic Tours of Dordogne

There’s so much to love about France from the fabulous food to the wonderful wine and much, much more. We asked Danu Seith-Fyr of Perigourmet …

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Getting used to the sound of life in France

There is a saying that you don’t notice how tight your shoes are until you take them off. When I lived in Brighton and worked …

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Dining in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Provence is a land of vibrant lavender and sunflower fields, blessed with a beautiful landscape of vineyards, pretty villages and seaside towns lapped by an …

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