An Overview of Haute Couture in Paris, Episode 291

Woman carrying a Louis Vuiton bag: Haute Couture in Paris episodeCalling all fashionistas! In this episode you'll learn how haute couture became so big in Paris. It turns out this is not exactly a new trend!

Les Grands Magasins in Paris, Episode 287

The dome of the Galleries Lafayette: les grands magasins in Paris episodeDid you ever wonder how the big department stores in Paris came about? It turns out that it's a great dive into French history and the history of the emancipation of women too!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France, Episode 269

Pont du Gard: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in FranceWhat does it mean to be a UNESCO World Heritage site? Why do some places in France have the label and others don't?

Chateau-Thierry and the Battle of Belleau Wood, Episode 256

Memorial Celebrations at Belleau Wood: Chateau-Thierry and the Battle of Belleau Wood EpisodeAre you a US Marine? Then you've probably heard of Belleau Wood in the history of the corps. My guest on today's episode relates his visit to Chateau-Thierry and Belleau Wood during Memorial Day Celebrations.

A Scenic Drive along the Loire River, Episode 252

The Chateau and city of Saumur seen from across the Loire RiverAre you on your way to visit the Loire Valley? Here's a scenic drive you'll want to take that will take you to Eleanor of Aquitaine's resting place!

WW1 Memorial Sites in France, Episode 211

WW1 memorial site covered in garlands of red flowersIn honor of the Centennial Anniversary of the end of WW1, we discuss WW1 memorials dedicated to ANZAC, British and soldiers from various Common Wealth Countries. This will take us to the areas of Alsace and Hauts-de-France.

WWI Battlefields in France, Episode 205

Douamont Memorial: WWI Battlefields in France EpisodeWhat are the must-see places you need to visit in order to get an overview of WWI or the Great War? In this episode we mention major WWI battlefields in the East and North of France. A sobering topic, but as you can see from Jennifer's report, also a wonderful family vacation.

Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy, Episode 201

operation overlord: historical marker at the Pointe du HocOverview of Operation Overlord and the Battle of Normandy so you can enjoy your visit and be in a position to visualize the amazing feats of courage that took place where you'll be standing.

The Paris Historical Axis, Episode 182

Hippolyte Bellangé Un jour de revue sous l’Empire 1810: paris historical axis episodeThe Paris Historical Axis is one of the coolest arcane bits of knowledge we've ever discussed on the show. Most people walk right past it and never see it because they don't know it's there. But it is and now you'll see it!

Mont Saint Michel History, Episode 175

Mont Saint Michel History, the Mont Saint Michel at low-tideIn this episode Elyse and Annie discuss the essentials of Mont Saint Michel history so you can understand some of the complexity of this amazing site, listed as one of the seven wonders of the world.