Dear Notre-Dame, I understand that only the pope is infallible and that his eyes can’t be everywhere, but the next time you’re printing up a poster to place in front of the most visited monument [...]
Section: Holidays and Celebrations
If you missed the latest France Revisited Facebook quiz—no prize this time, just glory, but isn’t that plenty already?—the question was: If it were to be sunny in Paris on March 20, which it won’t [...]
Paris, June 2012 — Michelangelo it ain’t, but this ad poster for taking the Eurostar to London for the Olympics, now showing in the Paris metro system, manages to make fun of the English, refer to great art and show genitalia. What more could a Parisian want?
The Escadrille La Fayette Memorial, 6 miles west of the center of Paris, honors the flying corps comprised of American pilots who, having volunteered to take part in the First World War under French, lost their lives in aerial combat. Sixty-eight of them are entombed below in a wide semi-circular crypt. The monument is easily accessible from by suburban train.
Paris, July 15, 2011 – I had a delicious nap on the afternoon of le Quatorze Juillet, the French national holiday, known outside of France as Bastille Day. There had been the annual military parade [...]