A Visit to the Chateau de Chantilly, Episode 352

The entrance plaza of the Chateau de Chantilly

Annie and Elyse talk about their visit the Chateau de Chantilly and share their tips for the best way to visit it. It's a great day-trip from Paris and you'll enjoy the countryside as well as one of the best art collections anywhere!


The Liberation of the Mediterranean in 1944, Episode 349

German bunkers in Provence

In this episode of the podcast Annie and Elyse remember the Liberation of the Mediterranean by the Allies during WW2 on August 14th and 15th 1944.


Montauban in Occitanie, Episode 348

Montauban in Occitanie: view from the river banks

Annie and Elyse are making a stop in Montauban in Occitanie today and we're telling you all about it. Elyse did all the history research about this place and WOW!


Nice France Travel Guide, Episode 345

Podcast episode about the city of Nice, walking tour and historical background

Are you dreaming about visiting the city of Nice on the French Riviera in Provence? So much to see there! This episode will help you select the best of Nice and provide an easy self-guided walking tour as well so you don't miss anything!


The New Normal in Paris in 2021, Episode 342

A building and cafés in the 15th arrondissement: new normal in Paris in 2021

What's the new normal in Paris in 2021 now that the Covid-19 is almost in the rear-view mirror? We talk about it in this podcast episode.


Rebecca Rogers on the Education of Girls in France, Episode 339

On the Education of Girls in France

Annie Sargent has a conversation with Rebecca Rogers about the education of women in France since the 1880s. France has an image of being progressive today, but it wasn't always so. We also talk about a few places you can go to see historical places of girl's education in France.


Napoleon: the Long and Short of It, Episode 335

The Coronation of Napoleon painting of Jacques-Louis David

Have you heard about Napoleon your whole life but don't really know what he was all about? This episode of the podcast is your chance to learn why he changed France forever #joinusinfrance


A Brief History of the Knights Templar in France, Episode 333

Sulpherous image of a Knight Templar standing on ashes

Knights Templar have a romanticized and exotic imagery attached to them. But reality is different from the lore that surrounds them. Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin talk about it in this episode of the podcast.


The Inauguration of the Paris Metro, Episode 326

An old map of the Paris metro and an image of the opera Garnier with the metro running underneath: Inauguration of the Paris metro

Let's talk about the inauguration of the Paris metro in 1900. How it went, why there was opposition to it and how it was a great success.


The Life and Times of Louis Pasteur, Episode 319

Louis Pasteur looking at a sample and portrait

In this episode of the podcast we discuss the life and times of Louis Pasteur and his numerous contributions to science and medicine.