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  • Hotel du Louvre
    Room Report: Hyatt Hotel du Louvre Paris, France
    Arrival: The metro will bring you directly to the Hotel du Louvre's doorstep, which is a stone's throw from the Louvre museum, the opera house, and famous Parisian shopping boulevards. There is no question that this hotel is well-located,...
  • Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris
    Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris
    If you're looking for Paris accommodations that are located in the middle of it all, look no further than the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière. This hotel might just have the ritziest location of any hotel in the entire city, where the Champs...
  • Pullman
    Room Report: Pullman Montparnasse Hotel Paris, France
    Arrival Experience: Located near the famous Montparnasse skyscraper, which towers over downtown Paris, the large-scale Pullman Montparnasse convention hotel has many fans including international airline crews and dozens of corporate clients. Its...
  • Autumn in Provence provides sensory delights
    Seven ways to enjoy autumn in Provence and its sensory delights
    Harvest time in Provence means a cornucopia of epicurean delights so there’s strong reason to visit now, see it’s famed vineyards become a hive of colorful activity and avoid heavy summer tourist traffic and long lines at museums and...
  • Liz McComb makes Canadian concert appearances
    Liz McComb, France's 'Mahalia' schedules rare Canadian concert appearances
    Cleveland-born, raspy-voiced gospel singer/pianist Liz McComb,France’s answer to Mahalia Jackson,is bringing her bold and bluesy Pentecostal fervor to the Queen City for a three night stand of concerts that cover tunes from her entire thirty...
  • French woman kills husband at crash scene
    Woman accidentally kills husband while responding to his ealier crash scene
    An accident that claimed the life of a man in Carville, France is being described by some viewers as a "freakish event" that will have lasting effects for all involved. A French woman accidentallykilled her husbandwho was involved in an...
  • World War II refugees
    French nun a hero for saving hungry war victims
    A father, searching for his two missing daughters, needed a miracle. World War II was raging. The Nazi German army had sent the girls' mother off to the gas chamber. This desperate father had to find his girls quickly. He arrived at Sister...
  • Paris Vacation Apartment Guide
    You may want to find your passport!
    Most of you know my passion in addition to wonderful world of food is travel!I’m excited to announce that my years of visiting the most wonderful city in the world, Paris, has paid off in the debut of my newest writing adventure, a fabulous...
  • Newberry Library Opens Two New Exhibits on World War I
    Newberry Library Opens Two New Exhibits on World War I
    The Newberry Library has opened two new exhibits on World War I and the role American women played in the postwar reconstruction of France. Newberry staff members developed Chicago, Europe, and the Great War in-house while the Franco-American...
  • Water Paper Stone: Letters From a Mill in France
    ‘Water Paper Stone’, a poignant memoir of life in rural France
    Judy and Mike O’Shea had a nebulous travel dream: escape the chilly fog of San Francisco, experience warm evenings, be immersed in a foreign language and sail around the world. In “Water Paper Stone: Letters From a Mill in France,...
  • Lucy
    Lucy (2014) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman. Dir. Luc Besson
    Luc Besson's movies for me have always been the definition of a "guilty pleasure." They're usually big, loud, implausible action-packed adventures, often with a kick-ass heroine in a leading role (Natalie Portman in The...
  • Global talent goes head to head at 50th Chicago International Film Festival
    Global talent goes head to head at 50th Chicago International Film Festival
    “From the very beginning, I wanted the festival to be competitive in every way, drawing attention to emerging talent and rewarding excellence,” explains Michael Kutza, founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Film...
  • Domaine de Rochevilaine: gourmet dishes in a picturesque coastal location
    Domaine de Rochevilaine: gourmet dishes in a picturesque coastal location
    Not to mix spirituality with cuisine, but Domaine de Rochevilaine in Brittany, France granted me the only opportunity I’ve ever had to share a sole with someone.And what an uplifting experience it was too.Deboned, drizzled with a savory...
  • French President Francois Hollande
    France advances free world combat against radical jihad
    French President Francois Hollande opened a conference in Paris that emphasizes fighting the Islamic State in Iraq as the first line battle against jihadists. Important is that France is on board and second that the battleground is Iraq. The...
  • Passion XO “Fun in the Sun” Spritzer
    Passion XO Sun is perfect for SoCal’s over-extended summer days + “recipe
    Birkedal Hartmann Group has been known for their cognac since 1887 in France. Since 1980, Kim Birkedal Hartmann, who is a descendant of the Norwegian side of the family, has been the CEO with a driving passion for the perfect cognac. In 2011, the...