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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 14: My Trip to Paris (5)

After a very long lie-in, recovering from our night at Le Bilboquet, we spent the remainder of the day in gorgeous Montmartre. Montmartre is, of course, the home of the strikingly beautiful Sacre Coeur basilica. It sits at the highest … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 13: Papercraft Paris

Found on boingboing, this is a fun little papercraft set to make anywhere into a miniature Paris. I used it to cheer up my cubicle at work. Now, instead of just looking out at the snow, I can look at … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 12: My Trip to Paris (4)

After three busy days I spent the fourth resting. I caught up on some reading (the novel ‘The Outsider’ by Camus) and watched episodes of the television series Largo Winch on M6. In 2003, the second series of the show … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 11: My Trip to Paris (3)

Oh, my third day in Paris was a lot of fun! After a nice lie-in, we went to the Cimetière du Montparnasse. There are hundreds of famous people buried here (including the chess great Alekhine, philosopher Baudrillard, Charles Baudelaire, Guy … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 10: My Trip to Paris (2)

In re-reading my journal, I’d nearly forgotten that the summer of 2003 was a bad one for Paris. When I was there in June, the temperatures hovered around 30C, but later in the summer, a number of elderly people died … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 9: My Trip to Paris (1)

I went to Paris in June of 2003, as a very generous birthday gift from my parents. My father was working there for six weeks. I hadn’t been working at all, having been diagnosed with a chronic illness, and without … Continue reading

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The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 8: Daniel Auteuil

Daniel Auteuil is one of the very few actors whose films I will watch without reserve. If I could find more of his films here, I’d be in heaven. The first film I saw was Sade. Set during the French … Continue reading

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