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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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The French art of eating well, good habits start early

Ah those books and articles that persuade us that all French women are slim… Wrong! Not all French women don’t get fat. French women are …

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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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