Tag Archives: Paris

Discovering the Fête de la Musique

As late the first week of June, I was starting to think that summer would never come to Alsace. Gray skies and constant rain were starting to take a toll on everyone’s mood. So last Friday, after a week or … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway: Versailles

Nothing is more appropriate at the Palace of Versailles than the inscription atop the left wing of the castle: “A toutes les gloires de France– To all the glories of France.” When you read it and then turn around to … Continue reading

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The French are So Nice! (Please Don’t Be Surprised)

“Are they nice over there?” Unfortunately, this is often the first question I am asked when I explain to non-French friends where I live and work. While not necessarily surprised by the question (even I learned the wine-sipping, fine-chocolate-munching, beret-wearing, … Continue reading

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Impressions of American Election Coverage in France

Just as it was in America, the coverage of last night’s American election was 24/7, which meant I was awake at 3am to watch the first results roll in. Coverage continues today, with constant replays of the victory and concession … Continue reading

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