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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.
Jan 2020

Notre Dame de Paris: A history of construction, destruction and renewal

The cathedral — considered the geographical center of France — has evolved throughout its existence.

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Jan 2020

Meeting a maestro of masterpieces who crossed Leonardo Da Vinci's path

Patrick de Bayser presides over a private gallery that continues to present and discover master works of drawing.

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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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Dec 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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