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Read the Signs: Rue des Lions in Paris

Once the king of the jungle roamed the Marais JUNGLE FEVER The rue des Lions is a short street in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, at the southern tip of the popular Marais district, edging towards...
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Les Franciscaines: The New Cultural Centre in Deauville

Deauville, Normandy, considered by many Paris’s 21st district, is famous for its beaches, horse races, and cinema festival, but now, thanks to newcomer Les Franciscaines, the seaside resort can also offer some art to...
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Book Review: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, A Timeless Legend

Situated in the magnificent landscape of the Cap d’Antibes in the south of France, the legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc was first imagined in the mid-19th century as a retreat for artists and writers, and...
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Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...
20,000 Year Old Cave in The Dordogne Valley

Must-See Marvels of the Dordogne Valley

Our choice of the sights you won’t want to miss off your itinerary... Related articles: Hollywood sur Dordogne, What’s New for Visitors in 2021 What to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley LASCAUX CAVES Probably the most...
The Ragpicker after treatment.

Modern Technology and the Art of Conserving Paintings

This is the second in a series of articles about the art of conserving paintings. Read the first here. He’s a ragpicker, a man who made his living rummaging through trash in the streets of...
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What to See and Do in the Dordogne Valley

Beautiful villages, historic châteaux and stunning countryside... there’s something here for everyone. Related article: Hollywood sur Dordogne: What’s New for Visitors in 2021 CHÂTEAU HOPPING Dordogne Valley Châteaux en Fête: What better way to mark the Land of...
Château de Sully-sur-Loire in all of its fairy tale magnificence. Photo: Dawn Dailey

Château de Sully-sur-Loire: Prison, Hideaway, or Refuge?

At the confluence of the rivers Loire and La Sange stands a commanding castle encircled by the reflective waters of a protective moat. Over the centuries, this château has welcomed a variety of illustrious...
Kristin Espinasse

Le Dernier Mot: A Gold Medal For Blobbing!

A surprise letter from the French government recognises Kristin’s valuable work. Right before the close of a gloomy 2020, I received some exciting news about a gold medal from the French government! The official notice...
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Leonardo da Vinci Sparks a Saudi-French Tug-of-War

How did a painting that was recently worth next to nothing find itself at the center of a diplomatic tug-of-war between Saudi Arabia and France? It’s a fascinating tale. At the center of the struggle...