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.

A Whiff of Napoleon in Victory and in Defeat

June 18, 2015—Two hundred years ago today Napoleon I (Bonaparte) was defeated at Waterloo. For much of the world (except perhaps for the British) Waterloo speaks far more about the fall of Napoleon and of France’s ambitions in Europe under his leadership than it does of the victory of the forces allied against him and against France.

Part III: The American Versailles. Not Impressed Yet? Try This!

Versailles, for all its reflection of historical French grandeur, authority, nobility, art, craftsmanship, and etiquette, is also a reflection of American power. Versailles may well be the French monument that most symbolizes American power, after the Statue of Liberty that is.

Paul Niedermann: Interview with a Holocaust Survivor and Witness in France

Janet Hulstrand tells about her encounter with Holocaust survivor Paul Niedermann and interviews him about his life, his work and his childhood.

Quentin Roosevelt, fils du président américain, mort pour la France le 14 juillet 1918

Un entretien France Revisited avec Christiane Sinnig-Haas, auteur d’un ouvrage sur l’Américain Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), fils cadet du Président Théodore, mort dans un combat aérien au dessus de la France le 14 juillet 1918 près de Château-Thierry lors de la Première guerre mondiale.

Street Art: Gilles Sacksick, the Animal Painter… and Artist

A photo vignette about street art and scaffolding covers, featuring animals at the National Veterinary School in Maisons-Alforts, a wall painted with attitude in Paris's 10th arrondissement and the capital's historical judicial complex where, sadly, everyone is now sentenced to Life.

France Commemorates 9/11 with Eiffel Tower as Backdrop

With the Eiffel Tower as backdrop France commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 911 attacks on the United States by the Islamist Fundamentalist network al-Qaida.
Sylvie Deschamps, Begonia d'Or

Sylvie Deschamps, France’s Master Artist of Gold Embroidery

An interview with Sylvie Deschamps, France's Master Artist of gold embroidery and director of the Bégonia d'Or workshop in Rochefort, an upriver port town in western France. Includes demonstration video.

To Be Charlie: A French Lesson

Paris, January 2015 -- A French lesson: "être Charlie," to believe in the importance of freedom of expression (as the French would call it); a...

Château-Thierry Reaffirms Its Bond with the United States

In the aftermath of the Great War of 1914-1918, American philanthropy and charitableness made its mark in Europe with initiatives to assist in the social, economic and structural reconstruction of devastated regions of northern and northeastern France. Château-Thierry, 55 miles east of Paris along the Marne River, benefited from the dedication of Reverend Julian Wadsworth and his wife, who created the House of French-American Friendship.

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