Impressions

Sometimes we set aside the practical and the informative to provide personal impressions, stories, vignettes, editorials, commentary, poems, photographic oddities and other eclectic, original material.

An official kiss from the French ambassador to the United States seals the deal

Joanne Silver received from France's Ambassador to the US Pierre Vimont the decoration of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, the most prestigious honor a scholar or academician can receive from the French Government.

You know you’re back in Paris when…

You know you're back in Paris when... Here are 10 signs that I'm back in Paris after 6 weeks in the U.S.
Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron kicks off the release of her memoir “Thank Heaven”

To those with memories of Hollywood’s Golden Age, watching Leslie Caron in An American in Paris (1951) opposite Gene Kelly was enough to turn...

Bomb Threat on the TGV

I was on the train to La Rochelle, an old port town midway down France’s Atlantic coast, where I would spend 24 hours researching...

Cross-Cultural Insights into Health or How I Spent My Winter Vacation

Only an expatriate can understand the pleasure of returning home without having to be someone’s guest. There’s no place like home, of course, and...

Mother and Son, Together and Apart, at the Pinacotheque de Paris

"It makes no sense to compare," Marc Restellini, director of the Pinacothèque de Paris in Paris told me when I asked him why Maurice...

Uncovering French Weapons of Mass Seduction

A man needs to be in love in order to think of the French capital as a romantic or sexy destination whereas a woman need only hear the word “Paris.” Another word that’s sure to get a woman packing is “naughty.” Put “naughty” and “Paris” together and you get Heather Stimmler-Hall's "Naughty Paris: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City."

Poetry: If I could live here

By H. T. Wald When will you come visit me in hills where Paleolithic hands painted where Cathars became Perfect where men still speak of the earth
Big Ben, London

Junior Year Abroad: English as a Second Language

During junior year abroad, Kim Sotman abandons Paris for London for the weekend to reaccustom her ear to English, though it's far cry from the English she knows.

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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