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Clio keeps smiling

Brittany, Monday  July 31st 2017 Clio is well known to historians: she is their muse, one of the Godesses of the arts and sciences in the Greek and Roman mythology. She must be smiling observing the affairs of the world, … Continue reading

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Dunkirk: a shameful miracle

Riec sur Belon, Brittany, July 19 , 2017 Today the movie “Dunkirk” is released in all movie theaters in France. Quite a good news, as most people have no clue what this name means. And though, it means a lot, … Continue reading

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John

Riec sur Bélon, Brittany, July 18 , 2017 Exactly a year ago, Monday July 18, 2016,  at 7 pm, 35  Cavaliers de Lafayette gathered in the lobby of their hotel in Epernay in the Champagne region of France. They should … Continue reading

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Lafayette we are here!

Paris July 14, 2017 Whether the famous sentence was uttered by  General Pershing himself or by Colonel Stanton or invented by a journalist, does not matter, as it remains a beautiful symbol of the Franco  American friendship and summarizes the … Continue reading

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A Canadian tragedy

Dieppe, Sunday June 9, 2017 Riding their bikes along the côte d’albâtre south west of the town of Dieppe, do bikers recall the tragedy that took place here on Aug 19, 1942? If they come from Canada, probably yes. Otherwise, … Continue reading

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The Barcelonettes

Jausiers, French Alps, Friday June 30 , 2017 French people do not have a reputation for emigrating abroad. Apart from  the Bretons who massively settled in the US, very few French made the big leap across the Atlantic. Therefore the … Continue reading

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The Eagle’s flight

Gap, Isère, Thursday June 29, 2017 The road that goes from Grenoble to Nice ( see chart below) is called the route Napoleon. Why? In 1814 Napoleon , having been flat beaten by the coalition led by the Brits, was … Continue reading

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