Tag: Picardy

Wine Travel: Respect for Pinot Meunier in Marne Valley Champagnes

An introduction to Marne Valley champagne, from the western portion of the winegrowing region, where 70% of the vineyards are planted with pinot meunier, the Rodney Dangerfield of champagne grapes. An encounter with grower-producers who give the grape the respect it deserves. And good reasons to attend the annual October champagne festival in Chateau-Thierry.

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.

ANZAC Biscuits, a Memorial Taste of War from the Battlefields of the Somme

Paris, November 11—Last week French President Francois Hollande gave a speech launching the centennial commemorations of the First World War and the 70th anniversary...

Radiating from Paris: Our Glorious Ladies of Gothic Architecture (Part II: Reims, Amiens, Practical...

France Revisited pays homage to that great Gothic monument at the center of the capital and to four other Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedrals within 100 miles of Paris in a two-part article. Part II below concerns Notre-Dames of Reims and Amiens and includes practical tips for visiting all five. Part I concerns Notre-Dames of Paris, Laon and Chartres.

Radiating from Paris: Our Glorious Ladies of Gothic Architecture (Part I: Paris, Laon, Chartres)

As Paris prepares the jubilee celebration honoring the 850th anniversary of the beginning of construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1163, France Revisited pays homage to that great Gothic monument at the center of the capital and to four other Notre-Dame Cathedrals within 100 miles of Paris. This is a two-part article. Part I below concerns Notre-Dames of Paris, Laon and Chartres. Part II concerns Notre-Dames of Reims and Amiens and includes practical tips for visiting all five.

Quentin Roosevelt, President’s Son, the Most Famous American Killed in France in WWI

Quentin Roosevelt, son of Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife Edith, was shot down by German planes during aerial combat over France on July 14, 1918, northeast of Paris between Château-Thierry and Reims.In this exclusive France Revisited interview, Christiane Sinnig-Haas, author of a forthcoming book about Quentin Roosevelt, tells about “the most famous American victim of the First World War.”

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.

An Hour from Paris: Chateau Thierry’s American WWI Sights (photolog)

Belleau Wood, the Aisne-Marne American War Cemetery and the Chateau Thierry War Monument are only an hour’s drive from Paris, in Picardy, an easy...

Photolog: A Daytrip to the Chateau de Chantilly

Photolog of a daytrip to the Chateau de Chantilly, 25 minutes north of Paris by train, at the entrance to the Picardy region. It includes the Conde Museum of Henri d'Orleans (Duc d'Aumale), palatial stables, gardens (including by Le Notre) and park.

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