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.

Je ne suis pas un touriste

April 2014—The announcements, invitations and press kits arrive daily in early spring, as they also do in September and then again in January, to...
Plateau Gergovie

Home is where the vine is

Lindsey Wallace, an American student on junior year abroad, reflects on the meaning of home.

Remembering James A. Emanuel, Poet, Teacher, Humanitarian

In honor of the American poet James A. Emanuel, a longtime resident of Paris, who passed away at the age of 92 on Sept. 28, 2013, Janet Hulstrand shares her memories of her first encounter with the man and his work and of his guest appearances from 2000 to 2013 in her summer class “Paris: A Literary Adventure.” This article is accompanied by 3 videos of James Emanuel reading his work during his classroom appearance in July 2011.

Japanese Artist Kojiro Akagi Examines the Spirits of Paris

Corinne LaBalme reports from the 8th arrondissement gallery whose owner/curator Chozo Yoshii brings Franco/Japanese fusion to Paris and a Montparnasse artistic landmark to the shadows of Mount Fuji.

The October Issue

October 2014 -- The current issue of France Revisited contains a snippet of romantic news from Paris and some advice about visiting Monet’s gardens at Giverny, and I’m especially pleased to present you with a 3-part series about what is for English-speaking travelers one of the least known areas of France: French Ardennes.

Quentin Roosevelt, President’s Son, the Most Famous American Killed in France in WWI

Quentin Roosevelt, son of Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife Edith, was shot down by German planes during aerial combat over France on July 14, 1918, northeast of Paris between Château-Thierry and Reims.In this exclusive France Revisited interview, Christiane Sinnig-Haas, author of a forthcoming book about Quentin Roosevelt, tells about “the most famous American victim of the First World War.”

A disturbing thing happened on my street

One day you’re walking down your street on your way home, taking in a view that you’ve seen a thousand, no, ten thousand times,...

A Francophile East Coast U.S. Road Trip (2): Richmond, Virginia

History, monuments, and Francophilia in Richmond, Virginia. Lafayette, Washington, Stonewall Jackson, civil rights, and a Belgian baker of great French pastries.

Zorro, Le Musical

Paris, February 2010—I get a thrill whenever I walk into the Folies Bergères, past its Art Deco façade and into its kitsch lobby that...

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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