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Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

France is a cheese lover’s paradise! Where else can you find so many different varieties of cheese and so many cheese shops (fromagerie)! These days a large number of French cheeses make their way abroad, but there is nothing like the selection to be found in even the most humble cheese shop in Paris or the cheese stalls in the markets.

Confinement Chronicles: Discovering silent Paris

Confinement Chronicles: Discovering silent Paris

Anne Aufort, who was raised in Chicago, has been a Parisian since 1984. My life in Paris right now has two faces: one street side and the other courtyard. Street side is amazingly quiet; the noise of traffic has disappeared, leaving only the sound of birds and the swish-swish of Deliveroo bikes. The courtyard is […]

Virtual Tour: Pont du Gard Aqueduct

Virtual Tour: Pont du Gard Aqueduct

The Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge, located near the city of Avignon in the Provence region of France, was built in the first century AD to carry water to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Crossing the Gardon River near the village of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, this is the highest and one of the best preserved Roman aqueduct bridges in the world.