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Peter Conradi


4 stories

Did a Doomed Love Inspire the Eiffel Tower? It’s a symbol of romance, but the designer was motivated by other emotions

In France, a Woman Strikes Back Molested when she was 12, Valérie Bacot, decades later, killed her abuser—her husband. Many want to see her set free

For a Good Time in Paris, Call Her “Madame Claude” supplied high-end prostitutes to J.F.K., the Shah of Iran, Frank Sinatra, and others. Was she a feminist icon or a thug?

The Monster in Their Midst Jean-Claude Romand, whose horrific murder spree shook France in 1993, has just left prison for a monastery. How can you tell whether a master of deception has really changed?