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Read the Signs: Rue du Chat-Qui-Danse in Saint-Malo

A big bang in Brittany Remember a few years ago in this column we visited a fishing cat in Paris, at rue du Chat qui...

La Crème de la Crème: Discover the Chateau de Chantilly

Priceless artworks, fabulous gardens and a unique equine heritage – the Château de Chantilly has them all. Gillian Thornton discovers the cultural legacy of...

Le Dernier Mot: On the Trail of the Wholesome Pine

Kristin is on a mission to make tea from a tree... but is it safe? I’m no tree hugger but recently a certain pin parasol...

Win a Bottle of XO 200 Calvados from Père Magloire Worth...

To celebrate its 200th anniversary, Calvados house Père Magloire is offering our lucky readers the chance to win a very special 200-year anniversary edition...

Lighthouse Lore: French Fresnel Lens Brought Light to Naval Navigation

Lighthouses have been used to guide ships since 1300 B.C., but it took Frenchman Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788 – 1827) to create the breakthrough technology...

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: A Remarkable Tale of Wartime Bravery

Many of us have heard of Oskar Schindler, of Schindler’s List fame. This German industrialist saved thousands of Jews during World War II, through...
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‘Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy’ at Musée Granet

By popular request, the exhibition ‘Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy’ at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence has been extended to allow the public to...

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...
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Napoleon: Life and Times of Napoleon Bonaparte

It’s your last chance to see this exhibition exploring the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. There’s still time to catch the special exhibition marking...

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...