History Stories
How Napoleon Plotted One of History’s Greatest Prison Breaks
February 26, 2018

The French emperor escaped his island prison in plain sight. Read More

7 Places from Famous Paintings That You Can Visit in Real Life
February 20, 2018

An art lover’s guide to travel. Read More

The Mysterious Disappearance of L’Oiseau Blanc
May 8, 2017

Just two weeks before Charles Lindbergh made his famous 1927 New York to Paris flight, French pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli vanished while trying to cross the Atlantic in the opposite direction. Read More

The History Teacher Who Outwitted the Gestapo
August 23, 2016

Meet the history teacher-turned-Resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo and rescued her husband (more than once) from captivity. Read More

Joan of Arc Ring Back in France After 600 Years in U.K.
March 10, 2016

Owners of a French theme park have purchased a ring believed to have belonged to Joan of Arc for $425,000 and returned it to France after 600 years in the United Kingdom. Read More

World War II Bombs Force Evacuations in France
October 27, 2010

World War II's remnants still pose a threat to cities like Rennes, France, where 10,000 people were evacuated on October 24 after the discovery of a live bomb. Read More