Archives for September, 2006

Not to be confused with La Fête de Mai (Festival of May), A tradition from the Perigord, La Fête des

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Sometimes it makes sense to stay in a hotel while you’re vacationing but there will be times when you might

Posted in reviews, travel and places

Next to Paris, surprisingly, the Perigord probably has the richest heritage of historical monuments in France. The notable places to

Posted in food and drinks, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places, tv and movies

There’s a French song by a guy named, Gérard Blanchard called, “Rocamadour,” which apparently was a huge hit in 1982.

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Ok, I’m not really sure what to say about this Velouté de foie gras de canard, (which is a very

Posted in food and drinks, products, weird

On our way to Sarlat and as we were approaching the small village of Terrasson (southwest France in Dordogne, part

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Vegetarians and vegans, I salute you. Though I’ve spent the last month eating mainly vegetarian, I must admit that it

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Remember this dog bar in France? I found another one! Wait, look closer: A slight improvement from the last one.

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Since when are écoles (schools) and kids dangerous? This sign was good for a chuckle anyway. Somehow we got a

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If ever you mention Roussillon to someone who knows France, they will likely say that it is one of the

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For several months now, we’ve been following, with fascination, the story and news about La Demeure du Chaos (Abode of

Posted in art/culture/design, events, news, people, photos, politics, stories

In a recent post on her blog called, in my spare time, Jan from New South Wales, Australia, has beautifully

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines, paris, people, travel and places

This would be my post entry:

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From August 21 to the end of this month, Peugeot has run a “special promotion.” They will apply up to

Posted in advertising & marketing, cars/bikes/etc

From Screenhead: “According to an article posted by AP, Luc Besson has stated that his latest directorial effort, Arthur and

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If you didn’t register early for free entry into the Paris Apple Expo, you can still head over but you’ll

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A short commercial on TV promoting the Fete du Pain (Bread Festival) in Civry en Montagne (Burgundy, 20 minutes drive

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Courtepaille is a very average roadside restaurant chain. You’ll find them all over France. I just laugh a little each

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, food and drinks, language

I briefly mentioned and recommended the best-seller, Perfume, a novel by Patrick Susskind in a post about Grasse, which is

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The weirdest item came up earlier on the evening prime time news on the channel, France 2. The subject? Ejaculation

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I love when dogs smile. Ok. If you don’t think that’s cute above, we can’t be friends. We went to

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Free unlimited landline calls!!! Voice over IP (VoIP) software maker Skype has announced that all France-based Skype users can make

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This place is called Burger Pizza. They serve burgers and pizza.

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Gamers everywhere are reveling the savvy and unabashed style of French advertising, specifically for these PS2 ads from TBWA France.

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10 years ago, something amazing happened to a struggling, unknown band in L.A.: They got famous in France. Lemme back

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L’Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Sénanque in Provence is home to an active Cistercian community that is known for its 12th century monastery and

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More doggy goodness in France for Weekend Dog Blogging. It’s hard to see it in the photo but this dog

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This isn’t what it sounds like. I mean, yes there is wine here, and wine tasting and drinking, and in

Posted in events, games/software/tech, wine

Accommodations in France doesn’t necessarily have to involve hotels, in fact, all over France, especially in and around small villages

Posted in paris, travel and places

If you are not a French citizen but are a legal resident of France and posses a valid carte de

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