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There we are: this is article number 100 published on my blog since I started it in June last year! I think it is time to go on vacation, but before I pack the car and put Scubi in the passenger seat, I want to share some statistics and some thoughts...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Today the walking boots were given a rest. One has to respect that Sunday is a day for rest, right? I joined a bicycle tour arranged by the water company of Paris where the theme obviously was water. As the meeting point was at the foot of the stairs...

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It was just a question of time before I would write an article about Montmartre. Last Saturday Hélène, the historian specialised in architecture, guided us around the artists' studios and the places they met at Montmartre and Pigalle. It was a real marathon,...

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A chance encounter the other day with a couple and their dog and their recommendation of the Sceaux Park caused me to put the dog in the car and drive about 10 kms south of Paris. It was supposed to be easy to find Sceaux (stright south from Porte d'Orleans,...

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I have already written about my visit to the Montparnasse Cemetary before Christmas (At the cemetary ). Last Tuesday I had planned to visit some artists' studios in the 20th arrondissement and decided to combine it with a visit to another, perhaps more...

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It was a brief encounter that cost me €35. Two men had parked a small, black car in a non-authorised place and were walking around looking rather suspicious. I decided to hang around a bit because they actually looked as if they were planning something...

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Who would have thought that in Paris there is a real campus sitting on 37 ha of land? On a sunny Sunday I took the dog to Parc Montsouris to smell the green grass and on our way home I cut through the Cité Internationale Universitaire, which I knew from...

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After having eliminated 8 presidential candidates in the first round, the French had a choice between Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande in last Sunday's second (and final) round of the presidential elections. A majority of 51.62% voted for François...

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The French notary, a man dressed in black, a wealthy and influencial man, what do we really know about him, or rather what do we know about this institution that we cannot avoid when we live in France? I have already mentioned the notarial institution...

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Since I live in Paris, I am always looking for new things to discover. I subscribe to newsletters, I look at posters in the metro and in the shop windows, and I listen to people in the street. I then try to put together a programme whereby I see an exhibition...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris