The Life and Times of Jean-François Champollion, Episode 416

The life and times of Champollion episodeJean-François Champollion was obsessed with ancient languages and was the first to read hieroglyphics. Annie and Elyse talk about his life.

Berthe Morisot an Artist who Defied Conventions, Episode 414

Berthe Morisot painting showing two women in a boat on a lakeBerthe Morisot was an artist who defied conventions in France and developed her own distinctive style. Click play to hear why she was so good!

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Tumultuous Life, Episode 412

Eleanor of Aquitaine in her resting place at the Abbaye de FontevraudIn this episode of the podcast we discuss the tumultuous life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, her desire to rule and long struggle for power.

A Brief History of the Tour de France, Episode 394

Cyclists taking part in the Tour de FranceDo you love the Tour de France? Let's talk about its history and share practical information on how to enjoy the Tour while visiting France.

A Brief History of the Chemin de Compostelle, Episode 390

The Church of the Virgin in Le Puy en Velay: Chemin de Compostelle episodeHow much do you know about the Chemin de Compostelle aka Camino? Have you walked it? Walking the way of Saint James is more and more popular as more and more people turn to active vacations in France.

The Crusade Against the Cathars, Episode 388

The walled city of Carcassonne: crusade against the Cathars episodeIn this episode of the podcast, Annie and Elyse talk about the crusade against the Cathars and how it led to Occitanie becoming part of France

The Shocking History of Saint Denis Basilica, Episode 381

Saint Denis Basilica stained glass windowsSaint Denis Basilica, a place of beauty and of genuinely revolting history. Click play, it's all in this episode of the podcast!

A Brief History of French Porcelain, Episode 373

Tea pot that says Lavande: a brief history of porcelain in France episodeA brief history of French porcelain and the cities in France that got involved in porcelain manufacturing. Collectors, this one is for you!

Best Gallo-Roman Sites in France, Episode 370

Nimes, France: Gallo-Roman Sites in France episodeWhere are the best Gallo-Roman sites in France? Which ones should you visit? Why are they called Gallo-Roman anyway? Let's talk about it!

What happened during the Terror? Episode 367

Louis XVI decapitation: the terror episodeThe Terror (1793-1794) is a confusing part of the French Revolution. Why happened? What started it? Historian Suzanne Levin explains.