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Café Librairie Gwerzienn, Becherel, Brittany. L. Napoli

Bécherel: A Beloved Book Town in Brittany

In which an American couple with a cottage in Brittany goes searching for books and also find character in the beloved book town of Bécherel. By James and Luanne Napoli.
Caroline Hoarau-Beauval - cofounder of ArchiTrip at Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand-GLK

ArchiTrip: Tours of 20th- and 21st-Century Paris

An encounter with Christine Hoarau-Beauval, cofounder of ArchiTrip, a Paris-based company offerings tours of 20th and 21st century architecture and urban planning that help travelers and residents understanding the evolution of Paris beyond the 19th-century upheavals of Baron Haussmann.

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Caroline Hoarau-Beauval - cofounder of ArchiTrip at Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand-GLK

ArchiTrip: Tours of 20th- and 21st-Century Paris

An encounter with Christine Hoarau-Beauval, cofounder of ArchiTrip, a Paris-based company offerings tours of 20th and 21st century architecture and urban planning that help travelers and residents understanding the evolution of Paris beyond the 19th-century upheavals of Baron Haussmann.

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Café Librairie Gwerzienn, Becherel, Brittany. L. Napoli

Bécherel: A Beloved Book Town in Brittany

In which an American couple with a cottage in Brittany goes searching for books and also find character in the beloved book town of Bécherel. By James and Luanne Napoli.

Upcoming Festivals and events

May 9. Opening in Falaise of a new museum about civilians during wartime
The Battle of Normandy 1944 ended with the defeat of the German tank division in what is known as the Falaise Pocket. While many museums in the region commemorate the D-Day Landing, the battles, the victory for the Allies and the Liberation of Normandy, this new museum in the small town of Falaise speaks of the effect of war on civilian populations. About 20,000 civilians were killed in Normandy during the war, many from Allied bombings.

June 10-12. Mougins Gastronomy Festival
Five miles inland from Cannes, Mougins has been famous for its gastronomy since the 1970s when chef Roger Vergé gained his third Michelin star at the Moulin de Mougins. The towns gastronomic festival Les Etoiles de Mougins, now in its 11th year, celebrates tradition, creativity and the five sense of culinary discovery with special guest Thierry Marx, the stellar chef of the Mandarin Oriental in Paris.

Food & Drink

Professional Travel Therapy for You, Your Friends and Your Loved Ones

The perfect Paris and France travel gift for your friends and loved ones suffering from Paris-envy, Francophilia and a frequent desire to travel to France: Travel therapy with Gary Lee Kraut, editor of France Revisited.

Lodging

Paris Hotels: 7 Secret Garden Bars

From a glamorous 4-star hotel to a hip budget hideaway by way of an elegant BnB, here are seven Paris inns offering unexpected oases, notable whether you're lodging there or just looking for an open-air bar away from car fumes.

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Château-Thierry Reaffirms Its Bond with the United States

In the aftermath of the Great War of 1914-1918, American philanthropy and charitableness made its mark in Europe with initiatives to assist in the social, economic and structural reconstruction of devastated regions of northern and northeastern France. Château-Thierry, 55 miles east of Paris along the Marne River, benefited from the dedication of Reverend Julian Wadsworth and his wife, who created the House of French-American Friendship.

Made in France

A Whiff of Napoleon in Victory and in Defeat

June 18, 2015—Two hundred years ago today Napoleon I (Bonaparte) was defeated at Waterloo. For much of the world (except perhaps for the British) Waterloo speaks far more about the fall of Napoleon and of France’s ambitions in Europe under his leadership than it does of the victory of the forces allied against him and against France.

Impressions

Macabre Bicycle Cemetery Discovered in Paris

In a startling and macabre discovery, archeologists in Paris discovered this week what appears to be a mass bicycle graveyard on the site of a portion of Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement. The City of Paris gave France Revisited special access to photograph and report on the extraordinary find.