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A good way to find out what is going on in the local area is to keep a look on posters in the shop windows, and this was the way I found out that my local CIQ had organised a guided walk in Pernety, which is where I live, on a Sunday afternoon. The subject...

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On a sunny Saturday morning, when the air was still cool, I cycled across Paris to the Jardin des Plantes to admire the blooming cherry trees. Half of Paris seemed to have decided to do likewise, but it is a Parisian tradition to see the cherry trees....

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A street in Marseille with lots of antiquity shops? A tomb stone in the Saint Pierre cimentary in Marseille? Until this evening Edmond Rostand was only a name without a face nor a profession. However, Simone Herault (the voice on the SNCF) gave a delightful...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Saturday evening was theatre evening. Under a heavy rain I ventured into the 10th arr. where Théâtre Antoine is currently showing the play Inconnu à Cette Adresse. I had obtained tickets on www.billetreduc.com and was sitting in the second row with a...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

In 1934 Charles de Gaulle bought with his wife Yvonne a house in the small village Colombey-les-deux-Eglises. There were several reasons for buying a house in that place. First of all in Germany things were starting to heat up, and as a military Charles...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

It sounds like one of those jokes which are impossible to answer, "What has Haute Couture and the Resistance got in common? The simple reply is that there are currently two exhibitions about Haute Couture and the resistance movement in Paris during WW2...

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When I told my friends and colleagues that I was going to visit Clairvaux, they looked at me in disbelief and asked me what I was going to do in a prison. I concluded from their reaction that for Frenchmen generally Clairvaux is a prison, though for me...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

Since I saw the theatre play Oh, les beaux jours (Happy Days in the original English version) I have been trying to figure out what to think of the play. Catherine Frot, known by some perhaps from the film Odette Toulemonde (based on a shortstory by Eric-Emmanuel...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

- and a naked pair of men's buttocks! It had been a long time since I had seen a real pair of men's buttocks, but as I was sitting in the third row in the local theatre on Friday night, I had a good look. I think that I even saw a little more than the...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris