Thomas Jefferson by the Solferino Footbridge near the Orsay Museum. Photo GLK

France Revisited Newsletter: The Inauguration Issue

Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, January 19, 2017. We gather here today to recognize and affirm our place in the world. We gather not to walk lock-step towards a single destination, but to wherever our interests, whims and desires may lead us, without willful harm to others. Where are we? Let us consider:

France Revisited Contributor Wins Foreign Press Award

France Revisited congratulates travel writer and faithful contributor Corinne LaBalme for receiving one of the top journalism awards given by the Association de la Presse...

Blogging and Tasting Paris: The Moveable Writing Workshop

Paris’s most original writing workshop meets Monday afternoons and you can join either as a regular, occasional or even one-shot visitor. Award-winning travel writer and...

CNN, Reddit and Getting Embed with The New York Times

On January 11, the day of the massive march that followed the terrorist attacks, news networks set up shop on Place de la République, the square whose central statue became one of the unofficial memorials for the attacks. CNN was among those networks. Visiting the square in the evening as the crowd dispersed, I came across...

April newsletter: Lost notebooks, found pages

I have two bad habits with respect to my writing. 1. I don’t immediately type up my notes. 2. I lose my notebooks. So how to deal with a notebook thief?

France Revisited Strikes Silver, Editor Goes on Tour

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

The Charlie Hebdo Survivor Issue and the Sabbath Candles

The week after terror attacks that targeted journalists at Charlie Hebdo and Jews at the kosher grocery millions of people bought the survivor edition of Charlie Hebdo out of solidarity with the victims and what they represented. But did any think of buying kosher food?

Scraps of 2014, Inspiration for 2015

Anyone else would likely sweep them into the trash, but for me the scraps of paper scribbled with my handwriting that cover the horizontal...

On the Radio with Peter Greenberg, The Travel Detective

On the occasion of the opening of the new Peninsula Hotel in Paris this summer, American radio and television personality Peter Greenberg, aka The Travel Detective, invited me to be one of his radio guests in order to talk about the best approach to visiting Paris. The show aired on Nov. 1, 2014 and can be heard in podcast.

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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