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John von Sothen

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When Family Secrets Turn Deadly

A pedophilia-fueled murder in an idyllic town shocks France

Born in the Cradle of Couture

Officine Générale, Pierre Mahéo’s easy-elegance line, has become a hot brand for the sophisticated man

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

Fawlty Towers

The château that ate Provence