La Toilette: The Invention of Privacy

In a delightfully exhibitionistic exhibition running February 12-July 5, 2015, Paris’s Marmottan-Monet Museum examines French personal hygiene (and lack of) through the ages. (Spoiler alert: Lots of dirty pictures!)

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On the Rising Edge of Paris: The View from Batignolles

Journalist Corinne LaBalme, a resident of the Batignolles Quarter of Paris’s 17th arrondissement, puzzles over the construction of a 525-foot glass tower that will house the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI), the centerpiece of a 123-acre development on the northeastern edge of the city.

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France Revisited Strikes Silver in Travel Media Competition

PASADENA, CA (Feb. 11, 2015)– The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com won the Silver Award as first runner-up in the 2014 NATJA Awards Competition in the Online Travel Magazine category. This awards competition honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

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Editor of France Revisited on Lecture Tour in NJ, PA, DC

While the recent terrorist attacks in Paris caused some travelers to push the pause button on their immediate European travel plans, we can all be armchair travelers this month when New Jersey native and award-winning Paris-based travel writer Gary Lee Kraut explores France during a tour in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. from Feb. 16 to March 2, 2015.

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Wanderer

Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Beckett, Miller, drama, poetry. On her first visit to Paris, Scottish playwright Morna Young is looking for something as she wanders through the celebrated bookshop Shakespeare and Company but she doesn’t know what… until she finds it.

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We Were Charlie

January 2015. Place de la République, Paris. We were Charlie.

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To Be Charlie: A French Lesson

Paris, January 2015 — A French lesson: “être Charlie,” to believe in the importance of freedom of expression (as the French would call it); a term originating in the response to the terrorist attack at Charlie […]

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Street Art: Gilles Sacksick, the Animal Painter… and Artist

A photo vignette about street art and scaffolding covers, featuring animals at the National Veterinary School in Maisons-Alforts, a wall painted with attitude in Paris’s 10th arrondissement and the capital’s historical judicial complex where, sadly, everyone is now sentenced to Life.

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Give the Gift of Travel (Therapy)

Here’s the perfect Paris and France travel gift for your friends and loved ones suffering from Paris-envy, Francophilia, the desire to travel to France and the belief that their stay there will be full of pleasures and treasures: Travel therapy with Gary Lee Kraut, editor of France Revisited.

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