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Parc de Saint Cloud

Get out of Town: Parc de Saint Cloud

Bike or run Parc de Saint Cloud and Bois de Boulogne Sometimes getting out of town means just going to the end of the metro line. There are really nice ...
Atelier de restauration de l'ébénisterie. Photo Vincent Leroux

Le Mobilier National – France’s national furniture

Le Mobilier National The Mobilier National is the oldest furniture depository in the world. As long ago as  XIIIth century there was already a special ...
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The rooster as symbol of France

Cocorico! says the rooster as symbol of France «Cocorico», the French onomatopoeia for the rooster crowing sound (cock-a-doodle-doo), is also used to ...
Left: Winston Churchill aged 7 in 1881 © Curtis Brown
Right: Charles de Gaulle aged 7 in 1897 © Archives de Gaulle, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images

Churchill and de Gaulle

Churchill and de Gaulle I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill How can anyone ...
Alberto Giacometti for Elsa Schiaparelli, gilt bronze,
early 1930s , photo Jean Tholance

Unbutton the fashion world – Déboutonner la mode

Unbutton the fashion world – Déboutonner la mode Where in the world could you imagine seeing an exhibition consecrated to buttons? An exhibition ...
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