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A left-versus-right review of Paris

In Paris, people often talk about the “Left Bank” and the “Right Bank”. But is there any difference between living on the left or right bank? Well, there are definitely differences between the two sides of the Seine and that’s… Continue reading →

World’s oldest art gallery: Cave of Niaux

A few days ago I visited a world’s oldest art gallery: Cave of Niaux in Ariège (18500-10500 bc). It is a huge place, which has remained almost as in the Magdalenian period. Just some small paths were made for visitors…. Continue reading →

The race of hell

In this post, Blandine tells us about how she suddenly decided to take part in the famous Maroilles race, the 20 kilometres of Maroilles. Not an easy race by any means, and to make it worse, she was not all that ready…

Goodbye

Whatever the results will be tonight, just one thing which is obviously certain is that we could say: “Good bye Mr. President!” I think it was the most unpopular of the 5th French republic, but he was so floppy, inconsistent,… Continue reading →

The upcoming French presidential election and why it is so important

The French will elect a new president in two rounds of voting, the first on 23 April, i.e. in two days’ time and the second on 7 May. Here is why this could be a historic election for France…

Live Commentary for Thursday 30 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday March the 30th, 2017. Today is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 276 days left till the end of the year. Today’s Live Commentary includes: today in… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Tuesday 28 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Tuesday March the 28th, 2017. Today is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days left till the end of the year. Today’s Live Commentary includes: today in… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Monday 27 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Monday March the 27th, 2017. Today is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days left till the end of the year. Today’s Live Commentary includes: today in… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Wednesday 22 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Wednesday March the 22nd, 2017. Today is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days left till the end of the year. Today in history… On this day… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Friday 17 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Friday March the 17th, 2017. Today is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1677, the… Continue reading →

French football and English puns

I recently read an article on the Guardian with the following title: “Monaco out to restore French football’s pride against Manchester City” The article argues that because in recent weeks French football has suffered heavy defeats, it is now up… Continue reading →

Live Commentary for Thursday 9 March 2017

This is the Live Commentary for Thursday March the 9th, 2017. Today is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days left till the end of the year. On this day in 1831, the… Continue reading →

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