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Once a week after work I go to a talk about a chosen subject. Last week I went to the talk about historical prisons in Paris An evening in prison . Tonight the venue was the Institut Catholique in rue d'Assas where the Centre des Etudes de la Mer had...

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I wouldn't have thought that it would be possible to put those two personalities in the same sentence, but, alas, on Sunday afternoon I managed to squeeze in both of them! Out of curiosity I had decided to go to a public meeting held by the presidential...

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Can a building from 1927 be modern still today? On this morning's guided walk I got my answer, which was a big confirmative YES! The walk started at Trocadero from where you have a breathtaking view across the Seine to the Eiffel Tower. Just down the...

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It is impossible not to like Berthe Morisot, the "only" well known French female impressionist painter. Musée Marmottan Monet has recently opened an exhibition entirely dedicated to her, and I could not resist the opportunity to see the paintings of the...

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Last weekend I visited a medicalised institution for people who need care after an operation. Do you remember the old woman in A mobile phone for an old lady ? Well, her 86 year old husband recently had to undergo a serious operation and is now spending...

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rue de l'Hirondelle, 6th arr. on a Monday evening In the voulted cave of the bar La Vénus Noire, where people like Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Oscar Wilde would have a drink at a time when the bar was known as the Caveau de Bolée,...

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Small, big and bigger. Three Frenchmen known worldwide for different reasons, and yet, this week the three of them were the subjects of intense interest in the French and international press. This is too good an opportunity to miss. Gérard Depardieu went...

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Last night the theme was Family Secrets, not mine but those described by five Nordic writers who have recently had their books translated into French. In connection with the Book Fair (Salon du Live de Paris) the various Nordic cultural institutes had...

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Today, 15 March, we had lunch on the terrace in the office whilst the sun was shining from a blue sky and burning our pale faces. It was such a relief to know that my first real winter in 10 years was finally coming to an end! However, spring does not...

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Last month Sarkozy inaugurated his campagne office in the 15th arrondissement explaining his choice as one of wanting to approach the middle classes. This caused some criticism, as the 15th arrondissement is not exactly cheap. It consists of four main...

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