Marie-Antoine Carême began his hardscrabble life in Paris during the French Revolution, but eventually his penchant for design and his baking talent brought him fame and fortune. Wikipedia hide caption

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Alice Furlaud in Gstaad, Switzerland, with a Krugerrand gold piece. Courtesy of Alice Furlaud/Courtesy of Alice Furlaud hide caption

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Remembering NPR Essayist Alice Furlaud

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Marion Chabrel (center), 37, has taken in two migrants as roommates, Brahim (left), from Bangladesh, and Shabada (right) from Afghanistan. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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For Newly Arrived Migrants, Paris Offers An Upgraded Welcome

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Kim Kardashian West speaks at The Girls' Lounge dinner, giving visibility to women at Advertising Week 2016, on Sept. 27 at Pier 60 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Girls' Loun hide caption

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Jacques Guillaume, 73, has been repairing electric razors in Paris since 1962. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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The Last Razor Repairman In Paris

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Torrential downpours have lashed parts of Europe in recent days. In Paris, the Seine River breached its banks in places. Geoffrey Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A fire truck is parked at the entrance to Monceau parc in the center of Paris, France, on Saturday, after a lightning bolt crashed down onto a Paris park, striking 11 people at a child's birthday party. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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The Le Bourdon family and friends spend the evening in the Paris park of Buttes Chaumont. The city plans to leave many of its parks, including the largest ones, open all night this summer, a move supported by Parisians. Eleanor Beardsley / NPR hide caption

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Paris Extends Summer Nights By Keeping Parks Open After Sunset

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A police officer guards the entrance of the judicial police headquarters in Paris. The French prosecutor's office said Salah Abdeslam, the key suspect in the Paris attacks, was transferred from Belgium to France on Wednesday morning. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Belgian police officers stand in Albert I square in Brussels, where authorities arrested Mohamed Abrini, a key Paris attacks suspect, on Friday. Thierry Charlier /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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