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I think that the black cow La Noiraude is the most famous black cow in the minds of Frenchmen born before 1970. In 1977 61 episodes about this cow were shown on TV (link). Obviously, I, as a foreigner, did not know this series until an event the other...

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Have you ever heard of Meudon? Me neither - until I checked my guidebook for a nice place not too far away where to take the dog for a leasurely Sunday stroll. Driving west along the Seine to Issy-les-Moulineaux and then turning south one arrives in a...

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If Jean Dujardin is the current king of French cinema, on Saturday night his partner Alexandra Lamy was the queen of French theatre! At the Thèâtre de l'Atelier it was the last performance of the play "La Vénus au Phacochère", a play written by Christian...

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A surprise was waiting for me behind the chic Bon Marché in 140, rue du Bac. At the entrance I had to force my way past two women distributing brochures against gay marriage and a gypsy woman begging for money. Then followed a long, narrow passage way...

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Before you continue reading this artice please go back to Who was Marie? and read what I wrote about the aquaduct. Today I took the car and drove down to Rungis for a visit of the sources from where Marie de Medicis got her water for the left bank of...

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This is the discrete entrance to a place that is not normally open to the public. However, this weekend it is Paris Face Cachée, and I took the opportunity to visit the place below the surface which is a water pumping station! I had previously been on...

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This week the football player David Beckham was seen leaving the public hospital la Pitié Salpêtrière in the 13th arrondissement (link). He had been to a health check before announcing publicly that he would be playing for Paris Saint Germain for a period...

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