The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
A chivalric form of planned battle took place on 26 March 1351.
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
Going beyond the clichés to reveal Marie-Antoinette as a political operator with real influence.
The changing fates of one of France’s grandest castles are a microcosm for its history.
An alliance between Louis XIV and a Transylvanian prince was just one aspect of the Sun King’s ambition to dominate Europe.
The devastating fire at Notre-Dame destroyed more than just bricks.
On 28 January 1393 a party at the French royal residence ended in tragedy.
The story of the ‘mythical centre’ of French cuisine reflects the triumphs and tribulations of its people.
From de Gaulle’s call to arms against Vichy France to Liberation four years later.