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22 September 2016

Jewish Synagogues Across the World

We asked docents across our network to delve into the architecture and history of some special synagogues around the world, and help put diverse and tumultuous Jewish narratives in Context.


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Inside the Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue; photo by G. Freihalter via Wikipedia

25 April 2016

Positive Impacts of Tourism

Travel Broadens the Mind. Can tourism bring down walls? In short, can travel broaden the mind? Student Travel – Positive…


Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments

Destyni and Ana at Eiffel Tower

15 March 2016

How to Tour the Musée d’Orsay

Our insider tips for visiting the Orsay museum in Paris, a world-class collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.


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13 February 2016

Valentine’s Day: Deep Travel Dates Around the World

Our experts share some special places to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one.


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1 February 2016

The Anatomy of a French Meal

Using “The Physiology of Taste” (1825) and our docents’ advice as a guide, we explore the anatomy of a French meal.


Lindsay Poulin  |  1 Comment


12 June 2015

Why Gardens Matter

From Kyoto to Boston, we talk with docents around the network about the importance of gardens in their cities.


Lindsay Poulin  |  2 Comments


23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.


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25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.


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A patrol of armed women in 1945

17 April 2015

Le Bon Marché: The Other French Revolution

We look at the history behind Le Bon Marché and other department stores, telling the story of how they revolutionized Parisian fashion.


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Up and Down.

19 March 2015

Five Off-Beat French Cheeses

Looking to try something new in Paris? Docent and culinary expert Preston Mohr shares five offbeat cheeses to nibble on your next trip.


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11 March 2015

From Paris to Rio with Lily Heise

Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.


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Lily Great Wall

28 January 2015

10 Facts About the History of the Paris Metro

We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.


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Around 3,500 workers began constructing the metro in 1898, which was finished on July 19th, 1900, just in time for the World’s Fair and Summer Olympic Games at the Bois de Vincennes. Parisians immediately loved the new means of transport and it was quickly adapted as an inescapable feature of the Paris daily life.

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

2 December 2014

Seasonal Cocktail Tips with Forest Collins

Paris-based cocktail expert Forest Collins shares her advice for the perfect holiday cocktail and the special recipe made specially for Context!


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11 November 2014

Four Sites to Commemorate WWI in and around Paris

With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Visages de la Guerre exhibit

20 October 2014

Picasso’s Paris: Five of the Artist’s Paris Haunts

In celebration of the Picasso Museum’s reopening, here are five sites around Paris linked to this influential 20th century artist.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

7 Quai des Grands Augustins