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Two months ago I finished my work contract in Paris, packed the car with my clothes and books and headed south on the A6. After a stop in the Morvan Regional Park in the western part of Burgundy for some hiking, I continued in direction Marseille which...

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This is something most of my adult friends do not know about me. When I was a child, I was a collector. I collected almost everything one could collect: stickers, badges, stamps, paperdolls, paper napkins - and matchboxes. When growing up I got rid of...

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Just over 11 years ago I walked off the TGV from Paris with a rucksack and a suitcase. It was my first visit to Marseille, and to the south of France generally. and I had signed a job contract without knowing what to expect. The year before, only 6 weeks...

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When you leave Marseille on the motorway that passes through the Euroméditérranée, you pass an orange building that I always thought looked unapproachable, almost like a huge German bunker wrapped up in orange textile. As a matter of fact I thought for...

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After having criss-crossed on foot the Calanques south of Marseille over a period of nearly 10 years, I decided with a friend to see the Calanques from the seaside. Last weekend we joined a group of mainly foreign girls for a morning of sea kayak. The...

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Awards in the film industry have names like Oscar, Bodil and César. Whilst the Oscar statuette is thought to have been named after someone's uncle, the Danish Bodil is definitely named after the actress Bodil Ipsen. And the French César? Listening to...

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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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