When the Queen went to the Opera, 1957

When Queen Elizabeth paid France her first state visit in 1957, the manifestly  Republican country welcomed her lavishly. Ceremonial parades lined up; the Royal Standard flew from the Elysees Palace. The choir of Notre Dame sang to her from the banks of the Seine as she sailed down it.

L’Affaire Dreyfus

No other issue divided France and other European countries more intensely in the last years […]

Paris Under Nazi Occupation by Andre Zucca, 1941

André Zucca was the only photographer to take colour photographs of Paris during the occupation. After working as a war correspondent for Paris Match and Paris Soir in 1939, he was requisitioned by the Germans to work for the propaganda magazine Signal.