Why Is Napoleon Buried at Les Invalides in Paris? Episode 135

Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides: why is Napoleon buried at Les Invalides episodeWhy is Napoleon buried at Les Invalides in Paris and not one of the many other places where French dignitaries are laid to rest? Let's talk about it!

How the Marais Neighborhood Was Almost Razed, Episode 103

Place des Vosges in the MaraisEverybody loves the Marais neighborhood in Paris today, but at one time it was on the chopping block to make room for a monstrosity. How did that happen?

The Battle of Agincourt, Episode 89

medieval helmet and glove: the battle of agincourt episodeThe Battle of Agincourt was an epic loss for French Knights. What happened? Why does it matter to history buffs? Annie talks about it in today's episode.

Louis XIV Miraculous Child, Episode 87

Louis XIV on a horse: Louis XIVIn our on-going series about French history, Annie and Elyse take a look at the amazing story surrounding the birth of Louis XIV.

The Pantheon in Paris, Episode 71

Pantheon seen from the outside on a sunny dayWondering if a visit to the Pantheon in Paris is worth it? Annie thinks so, especially if you understand a bit better what this highly symbolic monument means in French life.

Napoleon in Paris, Episode 58

The Carroussel du Louvre in Paris: Napoleon in Paris EpisodeHoping to see some of the landmarks Napoleon left in Paris? Tour guide Ariane tells us about the places you should not miss in today's episode.

Bastille Saint-Antoine, Episode 24

Painting of the Bastille Saint-Antoine in 1715Want to learn more about the Bastille in Paris? Almost nothing of it is left, but it has played a huge role in French history as explained by Elyse in today's episode.

D-Day History, Normandy Invasion Special, Episode 18s

Photo of of a Utah Beach marker: D-Day HistoryIn this special episode on the Normandy Invasion, Annie and Elyse remember the events of D-Day 70 years ago and the bravery of people involved. Elyse puts the whole tragic day into context: events leading up to it and a few details of what happened on that day. We share our experiences visiting the beaches in Normandy, the museums, the cemeteries. This is definitely a sobering and emotional topic, but 70 years later we should ask again: Are French grateful today? Is it genuine? What are you likely to experience when you visit? Did this day change the course of time?