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Those Magnificent Men: France and Aviation History

In 1909, businessman Louis Blériot astonished the world by flying across the Channel France soared into aviation history on July 25, 1909, when Louis Blériot piloted the first aeroplane across the English Channel, accomplishing what...
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How UNESCO Preserves the Rich Tapestry of Life

It’s not only natural wonders and man-made monuments that are given the protection of UNESCO – the organisation’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is just as vital. But what exactly does it entail? Jennifer...
Auch, historic centre

12 Essential Visits in Gers in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest in Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers AUCH Capital of Gascony and now an Art & History Town, Auch is listed by UNESCO...
The statue of the legendary D’Artagnan, one of Gascony’s most famous sons, in the stunning town of Auch, which is also home to a collection of Pre-Columbian art

Step Back in Time in Gers

Home of the legendary Musketeers, Gers lies at the heart of historic Gascony. Gillian Thornton explores this rural département, rich in heritage and tradition. Whichever way you look at it, the perched community of Lectoure...
Fashion show

An Exhibition Dedicated to Brussels Designers in Belgium’s Capital

Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene... But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this...
napoleon statue in ajaccio

In Search of Napoleon in France

It’s 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte’s death, and whether or not you’re a military history buff, the sights around France where the key events of his life took shape are sure to fascinate. 1. AJACCIO...
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American Friends Musée d’Orsay to Toast its 10th Anniversary

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a U.S. non-profit organisation initiated by American citizens who recognised the contribution made by the Musée d’Orsay to American museums and to the American public. In 2008, motivated...
Seaside fun at Dinard

What to See and Do in Brittany in 2021

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and about, by boat, by bike or on foot. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany 12 Essential Visits in Brittany in...
American Library gala at the Automobile Club of France

Save the Date: The 2021 American Library in Paris Gala

On September 23rd, 2021, for the first time in over a year, the American Library in Paris will hold an in-person event, their annual Gala Dinner. This event is the Library’s most important fundraiser...
Saint-Malo

12 Essential Visits in Brittany in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, natural wonders and other places of interest. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany SAINT-MALO Home of 17th-century privateers, the ‘Intra Muros’ district was fully rebuilt after the Second World War; the...