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Charles de Gaulle

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  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • Cannes 2014: Nicole Kidman's 'Grace of Monaco' to open festival

    Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," a biopic about the galvanizing actor-turned-royal originally scheduled for 2013, will open the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It marks the second straight year that a high-profile, star-studded film originally set for an...
  • Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken

    Review: 'Thunderstruck and Other Stories' by Elizabeth McCracken
    To read Elizabeth McCracken is to understand why the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award and other prestigious institutions have awarded her their fellowships, accolades and grants. Each of McCracken's...
  • Web Buzz: Smart Layover app points the way during long waits

    Layovers don't have to be a pain in the derrière. This app points you to short-term hotel stays, tours and travel deals to help you fill the hours. Name: Smart Layover Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iOS What it does: Shows travelers on long...
  • Baltimore-born producer to develop Josephine Baker musical

    The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe. She was, above all else, sui generis. Her life is...
  • Carla Hayden's French favorites

    If you go Getting there While many airlines fly to Paris from Baltimore's BWI-Marshall Airport, none are direct flights. It is quicker, and often cheaper, to fly nonstop from Dulles Airport right into Charles de Gaulle Airport. Round-trip flights...
  • Buy, buy Paris

     Buy, buy Paris
    PARIS — Full disclosure: I love-love-love this city. In the springtime. In the fall. In the summer, when it sizzles. In the winter, when it drizzles (though not so much when it snows!) Merci, Cole Porter. I visit twice a year on business, for...
  • Take your tech -- but have a Plan B

    Take your tech -- but have a Plan B
    These days, most of you overseas travelers take high-tech gadgets: a smartphone as a minimum, and often a tablet or notebook. For reading materials, either a tablet or a Kindle has replaced the traditional stack of paperback "penny dreadfuls." You include...
  • Major European aerospace merger sends shockwaves around the globe

    PARIS -- The first of the presidential debates is supposed to be confined to domestic American issues, which is nearly all that the candidates have talked about during the campaign until now. Foreign affairs have forced their way into the campaign on a...
  • As Hollande struggles, so does the opposition

    PARIS -- France has a double crisis. Its ruling political party, Francois Hollande's Socialist, is in a state of catatonia, usually defined as a condition of incoherence with alternate periods of stupor and activity. More below about that. Former...
  • How I spent my summer vacation

    If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...