People

French and foreign, residents and travelers, famous, infamous, historical, crafty, creative or simply encountered along the way, these are the people we meet and the people, past or present, whose lives (and sometimes deaths) inform us about the places and cultures we visit.

An Interview with Heather Stimmler-Hall

Heather Stimmler-Hall could be poster child for American junior year abroad programs, or perhaps a cautionary tale. In either case, Heather has done what many American students...

Surviving family: Two sisters, one bed, and a 37-page itinerary

What happens when two sisters, one an artist with sore feet and a hankering for chocolate, the other an A-type corporate traveler with a 37-page itinerary and no interest in sweets, visit Paris together? Wendy Most of Trenton, New Jersey recounts the joys and suffering of a Paris adventure with her sister Debbie.

Prizewinning project “anima” at the French Institute

Jean-François Spricigo, the 2008 winner of the Prix de Photographie by the French Académie des Beaux-Arts, says that he learned photography during night walks with his dog. If so then, anima, the exhibit of his work at the Institut de France, is as personal for him as it is haunting for the viewer.

Portrait: Fabien Nègre

Fabien Nègre is a French writer, journalist, consultant to chefs and restaurateurs, gastronomic critic and commentator, wine man and cigar connoisseur.

African-American sacred songs in Paris

Gospel’s got a special place in the soul of Europeans, who, generally speaking, hear it not as a call to praise the Lord but...

Three Reasons to Experience a Remarkable Chef: Part 2

Symbols, stars, numbers, and other restaurant rating systems can provide a culinary relief map of a city, but they’re inadequate in revealing the particular...

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 Bonjour Rule

Along with Beware of Pickpockets and Travel Curiously, the Bonjour Rule is one of the top rules to live by as you visit France.

Nissim de Camondo Museum: The Glory and the Tragedy

The Nissim de Camondo Museum overlooking Parc Monceau in Paris presents an extraordinary collection of 18th-century decorative arts, reveals the technology and services of an ultra-modern early-20th-century home, and tells of the life and times of the de Camondo family as bankers, philanthropists, collectors and Jews.

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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