Archives for March, 2010

The second round of No Sarkozy Day demonstrations will take place March 28, 2010 at Place Denfert Rochereau at 3pm.

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Travailler plus pour gagner moins.

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Years ago in Paris, you could walk into practically any brasserie or restaurant and not worry that you would be

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No Sarkozy Day When: 2pm, 27 March 2010 Where: Place de la République For more information: No Sarkozy Day

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From parisnotebook: Today marked the 17th “Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris” which

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From: newser: Some 33 years after the last head rolled in France, the guillotine is back—as a cutting-edge display item

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From this just in: “March 20 is the Jour du Macaron in Paris. This annual celebration, dreamed up five years

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Yesterday’s round one primary elections resulted in a whopping 53% absenteeism! Did that many people just not care? Have the

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Ikea has moved into four Parisian subway stations for two weeks only. Cute idea, but will they have to burn

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Here’s Marion Cotillard introducing a new, revolutionary product to help women in the work place. Click on the image to

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We barely watched any of the Winter Olympics this year but did catch a few minutes of the biathlon (target

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After having left the south of France for Burgundy, finding cheddar cheese where we live  was ambitious if not impossible.

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More about this news here: EU Approves Genetically Modified Potatoes (in English) and En autorisant la pomme de terre OGM,

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From the telegraph: Now the stereotype has been confirmed – by a French poll that completed the character assassination by

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From the telegraph: Photo from AFP The 15th-century alabaster statues – considered treasures of medieval Europe – have never before

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After years of complaining about the lack of pancakes in France, I’m at it again but this time to moan

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My family teases and laughs at me incessantly whenever I mention that I go out for pizza in France. I

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