Eleanor Beardsley

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Versailles Gets Spiffed-Up On Its Day Off

Friday, March 29, 2013

With nearly 7 million visitors a year, the Chateau of Versailles in France is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. But one day a week, it's closed.

So what happens at Versailles on its day off? A spa day, of sorts — involving cleaning and conservation ...


As Global Chains Move In, The Champs Elysees Gets A New Look

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Once known as the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs Elysees is changing. Some Parisians fear it's starting to look like any American shopping mall as high rents and global chains steadily alter its appearance.

"We just try to keep a sort of diversity on the Champs Elysees, ...


U.S. Boss Offers Blunt Critique; French Workers Give Fiery Response

Friday, March 01, 2013

The battle between an American capitalist and a French socialist official has prompted chuckles — and heated debate — on both sides of the Atlantic. The exchange highlights some humorous stereotypes and reveals real differences between the economic cultures of France and the United States.

A leaked letter from Maurice ...


New French President Sees Popularity Crash

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Just five months after his election, Francois Hollande is facing protests from people who voted for him. His popularity has plummeted and his once-lauded "steady approach" is now perceived as dithering.


Poverty, Segregation Fuel Marseille Crime Wave

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Drug- and gang-related shootouts have killed 20 people so far this year in France's second largest city. The crime wave has prompted one Marseille politician to call for the army to b...


In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.


Vive La France ... And Its High Taxes On The Wealthy

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The French celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday, and in the name of equality, new President François Hollande plans to massively raise taxes on the rich. Most of the French — including some of the rich — support the move.