History Stories
CATEGORY: French History
Why the French Despise the Concept of First Ladies
August 9, 2017

Unlike America, France's first ladies have no official role. But that may change. Read More

The Cold War Race to Build the Concorde
January 21, 2016

Forty years after the Concorde’s first commercial flight, read about the rival Soviet “Konkordski” and the Cold War race to build the world’s first supersonic jet. Read More

The French Revolution Was Plotted on a Tennis Court
July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, explore some well-known “facts” about the French Revolution—some of which may not be so factual after all. Read More

A French Mob Storms the Bastille, 225 Years Ago
July 14, 2014

On Bastille Day, look back at the jailbreak that kick-started the French Revolution. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Eiffel Tower
March 31, 2014

Explore 10 surprising facts about the Parisian icon. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Marie Antoinette
October 16, 2013

Check out 10 surprising facts about the former queen of France. Read More

6 Things You May Not Know About the Louvre
August 9, 2013

Check out some surprising facts about the world-famous museum and its long history. Read More