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July 2009 - The American Revolution in Paris

American flagOn July 4, the United States will celebrate Independence Day. But how many Americans know that two of our most prominent founding fathers spent considerable time in the City of Light? In this month's Paris Insights we present a guided itinerary that explores the connection between a number of historic sites in Paris and two of America's founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

We recently dined at Les Cocottes, one of the four bustling restaurants owned by Christian Constant on rue Saint-Dominique. Read our review in Le Bon Goût and learn why meals at this "fast food" eatery greatly surpass the notion of traditional fast food fare.

For our Paris, Past and Present feature we briefly recount the life of Benjamin Franklin in Paris. Called the "genius who freed America and who showers torrents of light on Europe," Franklin achieved superstar status in his time.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2009