This week’s get-to-know-Paris challenge is to learn a bit (more) of French history. How? Any way you like. Pick up a book on some aspect of French history. For example, I just purchased Ina Caro’s Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train and am looking forward to reading it!

Another more high-tech historical adventure on my agenda: I’ve downloaded Sarah Towle of Time Traveler Tours’ app called Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris. I will be guided by the legendary Charlotte Corday through her Paris. I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to let you know how this adventure goes.

The Louvre


What is your favorite way of learning about the history of the place you live or the place you are visiting?