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Macabre Bicycle Cemetery Discovered in Paris

In a startling and macabre discovery, archeologists in Paris discovered this week what appears to be a mass bicycle graveyard on the site of a portion of Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement. The City of Paris gave France Revisited special access to photograph and report on the extraordinary find.

Do the Rooftops of Paris Have “Outstanding Universal Value”?

Looking out over the rooftops of the city the view is romantic for some, lusty grey for others, a commercial dream for roofers—altogether Paris. In recent months the most attractive view over the capital has been from District Hall of the 9th arrondissement, where District Mayor Delphine Bürkli is spearheading the committee to present the rooftops of Paris as a candidate for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Charlotte Corday and the Bathtub Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat

This article about Charlotte Corday and the assassination about Jean-Paul Marat in 1793 contains France Revisited first contest-with-a-prize. Read the article and try to answer the contest questions at the end. Good luck!

Vincenzo Peruggia, the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian laborer living in Paris. Now, 100 years later, a new documentary puts together the missing pieces of the theft and of the life of the thief. Read this exclusive interview with the filmmaker.

Sarah’s Key, an interview with film director Gilles Paquet Brenner

Young French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner reflects on his latest film, Sarah’s Key, in an interview conducted by Daniele Thomas Easton on the occasion of...

Paris on the Edge: Does the French Capital Need High-Rises and Towers to Stay...

One doesn't usually think of this low dense city having much in the way of a skyline, but Paris is now in the well advanced planning stages for the most significant changes to the city’s architectural profile in 40 years.

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur and the Coat of Arms of the City of Paris

Fluctuat nec mergitur, the motto that appears on the heraldry or coat of arms of the City of Paris, came to the forefront as Parisians and others began to rally around slogans in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015. This is the occasion to recall the history of the city’s heraldry and the significance of the elements that make up the city’s coat of arms.

Ville Impériale (Imperial City), a New Trademark, Promotes Napoleonic Tourism

The European Federation of Napoleonic Cities, created by Charles Napoleon, launches the trademark and logo “Ville Impériale” (Imperial City) in the town of Rueil-Malmaison, home to Josephine's Chateau de Malmaison.

Seduction, Wealth and the Skirt-Chasers of the Marais

Thirza Vallois recounts tales of seduction and wealth and the skirt-chasers of the Marais, including Victor Hugo, DSK, a duke, a king and a playwright.

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