An Exclusive and Intriguing Visit of Versailles

PARIS, France—This month as I celebrate my 21rst year in France, I can think of no better way to enjoy the art and beauty of my adopted country than having an exclusive visit of the world’s most famous château and gardens—Versailles. By exclusive, I mean having...

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Monet’s Giverny Shows How to Cultivate Your Garden

GIVERNY, FRANCE--"One must cultivate one's garden. Il faut cultiver votre jardin." Voltaire's advice, given at the end of Candide, remains ever so relevant, especially when you visit the splendid garden created by the painter Claude Monet in Giverny--now open from April 1rst to October 31rst....

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London Confidential

As the author of Little-Known Museums In and Around London, I came to agree with the author of the first English dictionary, when he states: “No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that...

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Some of the Best Chocolate in Paris

--PARIS For those of you who happen to be chocoholics, the chocolate-makers and artisans of the French capital don't disappoint. In fact, if you come at Easter-time you are going to find a broad spectrum of creativity and quality sweets. Here is just sample of...

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Paris Confidential: Latest Happenings in Paris

PARIS--It is with much gratitude that I write you today, letting you know that Paris has now got its mojo back. In January, the city's mayor and the French President  inaugurated the Philarmonie de Paris, designed by Pritzker-prize winnings architects Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc.  This unique cultural complex is...

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A Few Good Reasons to Visit Expo Milano in 2015

Expo Milano 2015 is going to be one of the most important events in Italy this year and that is why everyone should be talking about it. And there are good reasons for this since the exhibition's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" will cover such...

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