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A day at the museum Posted by on Jun 22, 2021

Paris is a wonderful city for art lovers. Wandering the streets is a treat for the senses. Mais quand le temps se gâche, there is so much more to discover à l’intérieur des musées de Paris. A day at the museum Tout le monde connaît le Louvre. The worlds largest art museum, is surely the most well-known…

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité Posted by on Jun 18, 2021

Coucou! Safe to say everyone knows about the emblématique (iconic) Statue of Liberty that France gifted us in 1886, having been built by the same man who built the Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel. It was meant to commemorate the alliance and amitié (friendship) between France and the US, especially after the American Revolution. The story…

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Lupin redux Posted by on Jun 15, 2021

It’s back! After a brief six month break, Season Two of the series that reintroduced Marcel Leblanc’s gentleman cambrioleur to the world has landed on Netflix. Lupin Season One’s short five-episode run ended with a real cliffhanger. Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that la saison deux wastes no time diving right back into the…

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Its just too nice to work Posted by on Jun 8, 2021

After a few too many weekends pluvieux, I was thrilled to wake up this Saturday to un beau ciel tout bleu et un grand soleil. On a day like that its hard to get anything done because its just too nice to work! Il fait trop beau pour travailler The weather got me thinking about…

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Apartment hunting in France Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Apartment hunting in France In a past blog I talked about my desire to move to France when this period of confinement is over. Now that the borders are opening up on June 9th, there is nothing else holding me back… well, except for figuring out where I will be living of course. So every…

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A world of languages Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

French is a world language, but France also has its own world of languages. Like many countries, modern-day France evolved out of a collection of smaller duchies, principalities, kingdoms, and territories … regions that – in addition to their own political structure – often had their own language. One country … a world of languages…

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Opening up … again Posted by on May 25, 2021

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post called Opening Up. While it already felt long, we were really still in the early days of Covid, and France was coming off of their first significant confinement and trying to get back to normal. Twelve months … and multiple re-confinements and a few couvre-feux later … France…

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