Laughter in France

Laughter is the best medicine. Reflections on laughter in France, the land of La Vache qui rit! The city of Bordeaux seems to be the center of laughter in France One might say Bordeaux likes to laugh more than elsewhere…
Rosa Bonheur

Broad with a Brush Does the name Rosa Bonheur mean anything to you ? Hint: She was the most well-known female French painter in the 19th century, the first woman painter to receive the Legion of Honor (presented by the Empress…
Who was Christopher Oberkampf?

Oberkampf. You know the metro station, which was named for the street. The street was named for Christopher-Philip Oberkampf in 1864. But do you know who Oberkampf was and why there is a street named after him? Christopher was a…