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Jun 06 2012

escaping the tourist trail in Paris…

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Passing through Paris not long ago, on my way to Toulouse, I needed a bed for a night, and stayed in a miniscule but lovely studio in a three-storey house in a street which my Paris friends later told me they had never heard of! It also seemed that tourists hadn’t heard of it, although …

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May 09 2012

no escaping the celebration for new French President Hollande

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Here are some pictures from the celebration on Sunday night of Francois Hollande winning the French presidential election. You’ve probably seen the images already, but these (except the first one) I can vouch for myself.

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Feb 15 2012

no escaping… the Paris gold ring scam

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I’d heard a bit about this scam but had never seen it, nor have I had it done to me. But the other day, while passing near the Louvre, I saw a couple a few metres in front of me, with a tall man just to the side of them picking up what looked like a gold ring. ‘Aha,’ I thought, ‘this looks interesting.’ Sure enough, the man offered it to the male of the couple who shook his head,

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Jan 13 2012

no escaping… the red wheelbarrow bookshop in Paris

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After so many visits to Paris during the soldes, I didn’t think I could get very excited about them anymore. But today I discovered that my favourite English bookstore in Paris, The Red Wheelbarrow, at 22 rue Saint Paul, in the 4th arrondissement (phone: 01 48 04 75 08), is having a very serious sale …

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Jan 01 2012

Pont Neuf, Toulouse

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Here, I am standing again on the east bank of the river Garonne, but this time on the south side of the bridge beside the first arch and below the Quai de Tounis.

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Dec 18 2011

Quai de Lucien Lombard, Toulouse

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This photo in Toulouse was taken one afternoon last week as I walked beside the Garonne along the Quai de Lucien Lombard towards the Pont Neuf. It was the first really sunny day for over a week and many people sat on the quays enjoying the sun as it shone in the hazy sky of …

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