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I have now been working for 4 weeks in Paris. Though a certain routine has crept into my life, I still look at my surroundings with fresh eyes and take my time to talk to people in the street. That way I get ideas for my walks and also hear quite some...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

I suppose that you cannot be in Paris on the third Sunday of July without noticing that it is the arrival of the riders of Tour de France. Not that I really care, but my bus schedule had been changed, so I had to deal with it. Many people seemed to have...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Marcel Pagnol wrote a book which was made into a film called "Le chateau de ma mère" (My mother's castle). I decided to spend this Saturday to visit the castle of Olivier's mother in Saint-Rèmy-lès-Chevreuse. It is not actually a castle, just like the...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

Thanks to my colleagues in Marseille I am a Friend of the Louvre. As a goodbye present I got a membership card valid for a year, so now I can visit one of the greatest art collections in the world whenever I like to. No queueing, no expensive tickets,...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

There is something magic about those words. It makes me think of ladies in puffy dresses with umbrellas sitting in horse-drawn carriages and gentlemen on horseback greeting the ladies by lifting their hats. Oups, did I land in the wrong century? Back...

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Tag(s) : #Arrival

After five days of métro - boulot - dodo (metro - job - sleep) it was good to take it slowly this Saturday morning. It was windy with a slight drizzle, so I decided to get on the bus and pay a visit to the mayor. Bertrand Delanoë is a hugely popular mayor,...

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Tag(s) : #Arrival

Every morning and every evening I take metro line 13 to and from work. It is the longest of all the metro lines at nearly 25 kms between the most northern and the most southern station. It is also considered the most congested line of all the 14 metro...

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Tag(s) : #Arrival

As visits to national museums are free on the first Sunday of the month, it is likely that in future that is where you will find me on a Sunday morning. However, on my first weekend in Paris I decided to leave Paris. It is summer, the sun is shining,...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

After a few days in Burgundy I have now arrived in the Capital of France. It was a hot drive (38° C outside the car), and the ring road of inner Paris ("Périphérique") was just as saturated as I had feared. Nevertheless, and with great help from my GPS...

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Tag(s) : #Arrival