Archives for June, 2008

From the iht: “COLLOBRIÈRES, France: Christine Amrane says it is mostly about profit, not just protest and nostalgia. This isolated

Posted in articles, daily life, news, Provence, shopping, stories, weird

As a chronic conspiracy theorist and as a person who strongly believes that no politician is good, this imagined dialogue

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From iht: France’s space agency, CNES put its entire UFO sightings archive on the web. “The saucer-shaped object is said

Posted in articles, cultural differences, daily life, history, news, stories, websites

From the nyt: “Next to the Palais de la Découverte, just off the Champs-Élysées, is a flight-of-fancy sculpture of the

Posted in art/culture/design, articles, garden, news, paris, travel and places, travel tip

Dad-in-law showed me this pretty flowery tomato thing growing in their garden in the north of France but I kept

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, garden, nature, pastries, photos

From appleinsider: “France Telecom’s Orange said Thursday it will launch Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 3G in France on July 17th

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, events, food and drinks, kids, paris, people, religion, travel and places

Check out the anuual Jazz Festival taking place at the La Défense Esplanade this weekend. La Défense can be a

Posted in events, music, news, paris

From bbcnews: “The French president has irritated female members of parliament by sending them what they say is an ill-judged

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After getting a taste of a couple of French MOFs’ (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) awarding winning desserts and meals (Le

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You will go deliriously insane (in a good way) at the indoor food market of Les Halles (also called “La

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Arts & Management International, bidding on behalf of an unknown (to us) client, received the winning bid for Monet’s Le

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From aol: Where is the love, Parisians? “… Radiohead were left with a row of empty seats at a recent

Posted in art/culture/design, cars/bikes/etc, celebs, cultural differences, environment, events, funny, music, news, paris, people, weird

While strolling through the largest garden of more varieties of bamboo than you ever knew existed (about 40), you would

Posted in art/culture/design, environment, garden, nature, photos, Provence, shopping, travel and places, travel tip

French company Louis Vuitton is up to its old misguided antics getting all litigious on guitarist, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction,

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From Maureen Dowd: “The French are different from you and me. Yes, they have Sarkozy. And they have Carla. And

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Remember recently how the media was reporting that France was heading for U.S. obesity levels? Well. It has arrived. I

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I bet you haven’t seen this many dickheads all in one place, ever! Anyway. These AIDS prevention ads (“Just protect

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The late edition… Flowers in Provence tags: flowers fleurs france travel provence

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We’ve been in the south for a few days now, of course staying at our favorite b&b in provence. Their

Posted in food and drinks, photos, Provence, Recommended Accommodations, travel and places, travel tip

From the nyt: “When Youssoupha, a black rapper here, was asked the other day what was on his mind, a

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From the sunday times: “His aides have warned him against designer sunglasses and “flashy” behaviour, but President Nicolas Sarkozy could

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GMO = Death tags: france gmo death genetically modified food

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Usually when we get ready for a trip, we do a little research on specific accommodations if we’ve never stayed

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, chambres d'hotes/bed and breakfast, photos, Recommended Accommodations, travel and places, travel tip

Him: Look what I got at the market for you. Me: What is it, sweetie? Him: These jams. I knew

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On Saturday, June 21, the day before the Patti Smith exhibition Land 250 closes, the Fondation Cartier is offering a

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The new iPhone 3G will be available for purchase in Orange stores across France beginning July 11. It’s thinner, faster,

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, news, products, shopping

Kewl. An Apple Store near the Louvre! From MacworldUK: “Apple plans to open its first retail store in France just

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I am aware of the air beneath me. In the U.S. when Jean-Claude Van Damme comes to mind, people will

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There’s a bird sanctuary inside the beautiful Parc du Thabor in Rennes, which is where we saw this adorable bird

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, nature, photos, travel and places

From the telegraph: “Erika La Tour Eiffel, 37, a former soldier who lives in San Francisco, has been in love

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