France Travel

How Crafts Help Us Cope

How Crafts Help Us Cope

Crafts are booming as people shelter at home during the pandemic. We explore why, as well as ways to learn a new craft without stressing out.

Paris’s Oldest Church Restored

Paris’s Oldest Church Restored

Paris' oldest church, Saint Germain des Prés, is emerging from layers of grime and soot as a meticulous restoration reveals its vibrant color.

Marie Antoinette and Barbie

Marie Antoinette and Barbie

Since she was guillotined in the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette has become one of the most popular icons worldwide.

A Tale of Two Roman Cities

A Tale of Two Roman Cities

The amphitheaters, military garrisons, forums, trade and craft shops of two Roman colonial cities have emerged from the dust.

Paris’s Oldest Food Market

Paris’s Oldest Food Market

Rue Montorgueil in Paris began as a village street with a medieval church and food market. It has retained that character.

The World is Flat (Bread)

The World is Flat (Bread)

Flatbreads are oldest, easiest breads and the most modern - pizza and tortillas are among the most popular foods. See our recipes.

What is the Louvre?

What is the Louvre?

The former palace, the world's largest museum, music video and fashion show venue, and global brand has never been more cool.

China’s  Export Porcelain

China’s Export Porcelain

Chinese porcelain is durable and branded with its history, so it is used to trace China’s trade and cultural ties with other nations.

Yearning for Yogurt

Yearning for Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the oldest and most popular foods and a booming global industry. Here's our recipe for creamy mild yogurt.

The Many Layers of Mona Lisa

The Many Layers of Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa has long been mysterious, not just because of her smile. But was mystery or realism her famous creator's object?

Travel is So Daily

Travel is So Daily

As more and more travelers are discovering, travel is more about enhancing the life you have than escaping from it.

Scaffolding the World

Scaffolding the World

Finding a historical site shrouded in scaffolding is disappointing, but it is a valuable tool for preserving the world's heritage.

Treasure Room and Two Palaces

Treasure Room and Two Palaces

In the French palace at Fontainebleau is a treasure room of dazzling artifacts taken by the French army from a palace in Beijing.

Enchanted Land, Part 2

Enchanted Land, Part 2

Old stone houses, leather books with swirly handwriting and a village church mark the second part of our journey to the Rhone-Alps.

Enchanted Land, Part 1

Enchanted Land, Part 1

A search for ancestral roots in southern France leads to a legendary land with a walled medieval town and tales of a magic sword.

Cookie Cutter Pie Crusts

Cookie Cutter Pie Crusts

Cookie cutter pie crusts have taken Pinterest and food magazines by storm. How easy are they to make and are they worth the trouble?