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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.
The chef and restaurateur died on 12 February 1935.
Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was at the heart of daring interwar Paris, where she used her influence to defend those left behind by ‘progress’.
A little-known encounter between the English and French navies should rank alongside Trafalgar and the defeat of the Armada.