History

Sights, museums, statues and museums aren't simply meant to be seen but also to be understood. Behind them, whether seen or unseen, lies history, famous, infamous, intimate or obscure.

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...

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.

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!

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...

Off-Beat Touring: Paris Hospitals and Medical Museums, Part 1

Paris has a rich if sometimes horrific hospital and medical heritage. Hitting the medical trails of the capital allows the off-beat traveler to encounter peaceful courtyards, beautiful chapels, a magnificent crypt, troubling and enlightening history and much medical knowledge along the way.

European Heritage Days: “Paris Historique” decries destruction of historical buildings

The architectural heritage of France—local, regional, national, European—is part of what makes this the world’s number one tourist destination and what makes Paris such as magnificent walking city. But should that architectural heritage be maintained at all cost?

Benjamin Franklin, a Philadelphian Who Lived the American Dream in Paris, Then Went Home

Shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin accepted a mission from the Continental Congress to seeking an alliance with...

Defining Expatriates: American Women Between the World Wars

When does an American stop being a long-term resident of Paris and become an expatriate? The answer depends on both the subject and the...

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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