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Welcome to our news section "Gazette"

The word Gazette embodies many of our attributes: a compelling combination of storytelling, journalism, and context.

Gazzetta was Italian for a 16th-century coin that happened to be the price of the first Venetian newspaper. The French gave the word a Gallic twist in the 17th century as a label for the first newspapers in Paris.
Dec 2019

At Vaux-le-Vicomte, history is a family affair

The largest privately owned château in France is a monument to the family that built it, and another that has saved it from ruins.

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Nov 2019

Secrets of the Seine

"In Paris, the Seine is a city girl, an elegant beauty worthy of adornment. Her banks and bridges were created to be shown, not hidden.” - Elaine Sciolino, author of The Seine: The River That Made Paris

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Nov 2019

In Montmartre’s Historic Vineyard, a Living Chapter of Paris History

While most vineyards face south for optimal sun exposure, Clos Montmartre faces north. Still, the vines of Montmartre persist, 86 years after the vineyard was founded.

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Nov 2019

The Palais-Royal: A ‘well-kept secret’ hidden in plain sight

It’s here that the disparate elements that make up Paris — tourists, transplants and natives — meet and interact naturally.

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