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John von Sothen


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Razing Hell In Provence, France’s highest court orders a showman to destroy his opulent $69 million faux Italianate palazzo

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Family Is Shortchanged The artist’s 91-year-old great-grandniece gets grifted out of the château

Off with Their Perks How “Penelopegate” sentenced a leading French pol to prison and shook the country’s ruling elite

Is Paris Fuming? Oui! Our expat in France reports on life during nationwide strikes, now in their third month

In Cold Blue Blood The mystery of the missing French aristocrat who vanished after murdering his wife, children, and dogs

Viva Zapata The inventor of the Flyboard channels his inner Tony Stark