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French Architecture – The Louvre Pyramid Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

In previous posts, I’ve alluded to the fact that not everyone was originally happy about plans to build a giant glass-and-steel pyramid in the heart of one of Paris’s most treasured buildings. This week we look at a historical document that illustrates the different opinions of the time. Des Racines et des Ailes / Of roots…

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Hollande Vs. Sarkozy: Comics, Economics, and Freakonomics! (Part I) Posted by on May 3, 2012

As you saw in yesterday’s “Hollande Vs. Sarkozy: Get in the Ring!“, the first round of the French Presidential Debate can be best described by the French motto of “pas de quartier” (“no pity”), especially after media reports quoted Sarkozy saying: “Je vais l’exploser” (“I’m gonna blow him up”)! Things heated up even more when it…

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Surfing the French Radio Waves Part 1 Posted by on Jan 19, 2011

Vous allez en prendre plein les oreilles ! (You’ll have an earful!) Comme toujours (As always) the French Blog never shies away from providing you with original and sure-to-work tips in order to learn and improve your own level of français ! One of those suggested tips describe in detail how to “Meet your French…

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