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French History

The Mysterious Women of Père Lachaise Cemetery

Halloween may now be gone, but it’s never a bad time for spooky Parisian stories! I would like to pass onto you obscure tales and folklore which take place in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those are tales about once famous women that are now almost forgotten, their tombs sometimes left unmarked, their stories unwritten. Still, …

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European Heritage Days 2019

European Heritage Days 2019 in Paris: Where to go and what to expect

Les Journées du Patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, are events happening in all across Europe which aim to promote visits of monuments or buildings normally closed to the public. This event finds its roots in France with La Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors Day) which was held in 1984. Every year, nearly 12 million visitors …

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