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Black D-Day heroes

Forgotten: D-Day’s Black Heroes Segregated in War and History

Linda Hervieux, author of "Forgotten" recounts how a chance meeting with an 89-year old veteran while covering the 65th anniversary of the infamous D-Day landing in Normandy impacted both their lives.
rude French people

Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
Dana Boulé

NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
Paris art & culture

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2017-2018

The new Paris art & culture season is packed with must-see exhibits, from rare retrospectives to visiting collections to new ways of looking at old friends.
Syrian War

Book Excerpt: “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria”

War means endless waiting, endless boredom. There is no electricity, so no television. You can’t read. You can’t see friends. You grow depressed but there is no treatment for it and it makes no sense to complain—everyone is as badly off as you. It’s hard to fall in love, or rather, hard to stay in love. If you are a teenager, you seem halted in time.
treasure hunt at the Louvre

Treasure Hunt at the Louvre: A Thrilling Friday Night Out

Visiting the Louvre museum can seem a gargantuan task, and a bit intimidating for some people. But THATLou treasure hunts make discovering art in one of the world's greatest museums a heart-stopping and fun mission for people of all ages.

12 Famous French Couples in Love, For Better or Worse

French lovers, French kisses... The French have a reputation for love. But, is romance really at the heart of every French coupling?
paris arts 2018

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Spring-Summer 2018

While the Parisian skies may still be gray, the 2018 Spring-Summer cultural season is in full swing. Here are INSPIRELLLE’s picks for the fourteen most exciting exhibits to check out in the months to come, rain or shine.
French bashing: Air France manager's shirt ripped off

The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.