Richard Cavendish remembers how the daredevil Jean-François Gravelet stunned the world on 30 June 1859
Born Chaim Jacob Lipchitz in 1891 in Lithuania, the sculptor of Joie de Vivre changed his name to Jacques Lipchitz when he moved to Paris to study art in 1909
This "tourist envy" battle began in the late 1920s with this famous Art Deco Jesus
Louis Campau played an important role in the settlement of Michigan by expanding the fur trade and founding two of the state's major cities
the 10-foot figures represent the four French pioneers who helped open up the territory of Michigan and establish Detroit
The sculpture was a gift from the French-American Chamber of Commerce in honor of the Detroit 300 Tricentennial celebration
Fort Pontchartrain, the precursor to Detroit, was established by Cadillac.
The design and plan were strongly influenced by contemporary French cathedral architecture.
The foundation at Rievaulx was carefully planned by Bernard of Clairvaux to spearhead the monastic colonisation of northern Britain.
La fondation de Fountains n'était pas prévue. Ce fut la conséquence d'une série d'événements imprévus au début des années 1130 qui a forcé un groupe de moines réformateurs de l'abbaye bénédictine de St Mary's, York, à fuir leur maison à la recherche d'une forme plus pure de vie monastique
Within 30 years monks were sent to Britain - to Waverley in Surrey - and by 1160 there were 67 monasteries and 40 nunneries in England, Wales and Scotland.
French master-mason who built the first structure in the Early Gothic style in England
The Rôles d'Oléron ("Jugements de la mer", also known as "Loix de Layron", "La Ley Olyroun" or "coutumes de la mer") are the oldest and best-known sea-laws in north western Europe
This statue served as a symbol of St. Louis until the completion of the Gateway Arch in 1965
The present building dates mainly from the reign of King Henry III