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...

A Year Ends, A Year Begins in a Hopeful Little Paris Garden

The year 2015 ends on a bright and hopeful day in Paris. I’m relieved to feel no compulsion to come up with resolutions for 2016; I can simply reuse those of 2015 since none of them was realized. Something about this makes me happy.
July 4, changing of the American flag at Lafayette's Tomb, Picpus Cemetery, Paris

Lafayette and the American Flag: The Fourth of July Ceremony

“Lafayette, we are here!” Those words are often attributed to U.S. General John Pershing when, on July 4, 1917, having arrived in France with the...

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...

Van Gogh and Zadkine in Auvers-sur-Oise: Is There Anything to See?

“There’s nothing to see here,” he says before we enter room #5 at the Auberge Ravoux, the inn where Vincent Van Gogh lived and...

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...

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.

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!

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.

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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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