But the Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds that baguettes, like all things, should be taken in moderation.
Many Europeans are finding ways to 'get away' despite the eurocrisis – but their tactics span the spectrum.
Our Paris bureau chief takes her family to the city's famous artificial, temporary beach.
As the US turns to Asia, pressure is rising on the EU to police itself, North Africa, and the Mideast.
Marine Le Pen of the National Front is vocally opposed to letting foreigners into France. But she says her country should welcome 'courageous' American whistleblower Edward Snowden.
An impromptu offer from an officer manager to practice French helped reshape the Monitor bureau chief's initial notions about life in France.
The French government is considering how it can provide advanced weaponry to Syria's rebels, but with safeguards that could limit the weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
The British Foreign Office found the presence of sarin gas in several samples from Syria a day after the French government said there was 'no doubt' the chemical weapon was used by Assad's forces.