Paris & Surroundings

One can spend a lifetime exploring Paris and the greater Paris called Ile de France. While most of the articles in this section focus on sights, tastes, history, shops, art and life in the capital, we also make frequent trips to Versailles, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Barbizon, Chantilly, Auvers-sur-Oise, the Chevreuse Valley and other notable places in the surrounding region.

The March Equinox at Saint Sulpice Church

The March equinox, also known as the vernal or spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, occurred today. That’s the moment when the sun is...

25 Paris Restaurants: A List Beyond The List, Part 1

If you were to gather into a single list all of the Paris restaurants that Americans are considering before visiting this year there would be so much overlap it would likely contain no more than 20 different addresses. This article seeks to broaden travelers' sense of the possibilities.

Paris Parks & Gardens: Ratatouille’s Extended Family

“Maman, Papa ! C’est Ratatouille!” screeched a delighted child as a furry little creature scampered across the playground. It wasn’t an isolated sighting. I’d had several brushes with rats on my daily strolls, so when posters announced a town meeting dedicated to "the battle against rodents,” I saved the date.

Statues of Liberty in Paris, and to the Republics for Which They Stand

July 4, 2011 – France Revisited celebrates the Fourth of July with a photo reportage of the major Statues of Liberty in Paris, along with...

Black Friday à la Française

At first I thought it was the ad campaign for a new American horror film opening in Paris. I then realized that the signs...

Happy New Year – Bonne Année

France Revisited wishes readers around the world a happy new year and une très bonne année 2013 with the image below of the Smiling...

“Gary’s Cocktail” at the Bar of the Hotel Lutetia, Paris

On April 14, 2014, the Hotel Lutetia will close for a three-year renovation. While awaiting its reopening, readers are invited to take a sip of this cocktail-laden travel tale and to meet Gilles Guyomarch, one of Paris's most experienced bartenders.

We Were Charlie

After the terrorist attacks of January 7-9, 2015, Paris's Place de la République become the main memorial gathering place. We were Charlie, people said. And then we were what?

La Ferrandaise: An Ode to a Cow and to a Region

Even after living in Paris for 30 years, Gilles Lamiot, proprietor of this highly satisfying restaurant near the Luxembourg Garden, sounds as though he’s...

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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