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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 →

IKB International (Yves Klein Blue)

There is a poster in front of me, just above my computer. It reminds me the blue of a beautiful summer sky, obviously not in the North of France. It reminds me also this strange and beautiful sensation when I… Continue reading →

Under the (grey) skies of Paris…

Talking about Paris’s often grey skies, air pollution and Edith Piaf…

Live Commentary for Friday November 25th, 2016

Today is 330th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

On this day, in 885, Viking forces sailed the Seine River with a fleet of 300 longships and laid siege to Paris. (More about the siege below…)

Also on this day in 1952, Agatha Christie…

In remembrance…

A few days ago, Novermber 13, was the first anniversary of the Paris attacks.

After the attack, Emmanuelle’s pupils decided to write poems about it. Emmanuelle promised to put them at Place de la République in Paris. To thank them, I realized this video that I would like to share with you…

Jean-Marc

Live Commentary for Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

Today is 327th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is Lebanon’s Independence Day, celebrating the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.

On this day, in 1928, the premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro took place in Paris.

Also on this day, in 1963…

Oriental Gardens

I thought that “Pairi Daiza” was only the name of a famous animal park in Belgium, but I read in a weekly magazine (Télérama) that it’s also a old Persian word which gave the word “paradise”. The article is about… Continue reading →

You certainly have heard about the climate COp21 in Paris… Perhaps you also know about a lot of activists in the world but in particular in France, because this year, it is in Paris that the conference takes place. A… Continue reading →

Driving 400 miles through the night for Paris victims

A pianist drove 400 miles through the night to pay tribute to Paris attack victims. The man who played John Lennon’s Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan theatre says he felt it was his “duty” to pay tribute… Continue reading →

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