Few buildings were as synonymous with tyranny and inequality as The Bastille. Imagine that you could be thrown into a horrible prison without any due process and basically be forgotten about? How did the Bastille come to be so despised and what led to its eventual downfall? Coming to Paris? Experience one our tours of the city of light. Not coming to … [Read more...] about Bastille: Fortress, Tyranny, Revolution
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous structures in the world. No matter where you go if you show someone a photo of the Iron Lady, they’ll know exactly what it is. But do you know who built the Eiffel Tower? … [Read more...] about Who was Gustave Eiffel: The Man Behind the Tower
If you’re visiting France in July, you can’t miss Bastille Day. Held on July 14, France’s national day is filled with fireworks and parties to honor the turning point of the French Revolution. Check out our guide to learn more about the history of Bastille Day and how to celebrate if you’re in Paris. … [Read more...] about What is Bastille Day?
Of all of France’s famous characters, Queen Marie Antoinette ranks as one of the top. Ironically, Marie Antoinette was not even French. As an Austrian princess, she was married to King Louis XVI of France. She then served as the Queen of France from 1755 to 1793. … [Read more...] about The Life of Queen Marie Antoinette
The Louvre Museum is considered the world's greatest gallery. Yet, the very concept of a public place where citizens could appreciate art did not exist at the time it was built. The great collection that spawned here was for the eyes of royalty and nobility only. The idea that the general public could visit The Louvre was, at best, vulgar. Once a … [Read more...] about The Louvre Museum: Facts and History
What is D-Day? D-Day was the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Also known as the Normandy landings or Operation Neptune, this monumental event was the largest seaborne invasion in history. A pivotal moment in World War II, D-Day began shifting the balance of power in Western Europe away from Nazi Germany. … [Read more...] about What is D-Day? Normandy During WWII