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For me as a Dane the name Beauvais is intricately connected with food: ketchup, sliced gurkins, salad sauces and, especially, sliced beetroot. Until recently I had not really thought about the origin of the brand, but a planned visit to an area north...

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I have previously mentioned Saint Bernard in my article "An afternoon in prison". Somehow Bernard keeps popping up: in Cîteaux, a monestery near Nuits-Saint-George that I visited some years ago, in Clairvaux, a monestery in the south of Champagne that...

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Think of Brighton, Poole or Torquay: merry-go-arounds, French fries, donkeys on the beach, fat, pale working class Englishmen and pints of beer. Then cross the channel to just south of Le Havre and you are in Trouville and Deauville. I think that these...

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The 100th Tour de France is over, but I continue my own personal Tour de France! At the end of July I went on my third visit to the Loire Valley which is on the Unesco World Heritage list. I did not run into Mick Jagger though I was not far from his castle...

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