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R.I.Père Lachaise

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit Père Lachaise, Paris’s most famous cemetery, and also the world’s most visited. PERE FRANCOIS DE LA CHAISEThis 110 acre necropolis, established by Napoleon and named after the Jesuit priest Père François de la Chaise (the personal confessor of Louis XIV), is the resting place of numerous famous and extraordinary… Read More R.I.Père Lachaise

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72 Rue de Belleville, Paris: Edith Piaf’s Birthplace

“On the front steps of this house was born on December 19, 1915 in stark poverty EDITH PIAF whose voice, later, would awe the world” On this doorstep, over a hundred years ago on December 19, 1915, the celebrated singer Edith Piaf was born into the arms of a policeman who swaddled her in his… Read More 72 Rue de Belleville, Paris: Edith Piaf’s Birthplace

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On the wine trail: ‘Les Beaujolais Nouveaux sont arrivés!’

“Les Beaujolais Nouveaux sont arrivés!”  It’s the third Thursday of November, which means the ‘new Beaujolais’ wines are hitting shelves all over the world. We drove through the beautiful Beaujolais region and its picturesque villages, south of Burgundy. Each vineyard sells its own wines in shops, cellars, and basements, and we stopped by various ‘caves… Read More On the wine trail: ‘Les Beaujolais Nouveaux sont arrivés!’

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Pérouges – TIME TRAVEL TO A FORTIFIED MEDIEVAL CITY…

TIME TRAVEL TO A FORTIFIED MEDIEVAL CITY… Pérouges Ever thought you were born in the wrong era? Ever wondered what it would be like in the Middle Ages? A trip to Pérouges in France will scratch that medieval itch. Pérouges Pérouges, which is listed as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (The Most… Read More Pérouges – TIME TRAVEL TO A FORTIFIED MEDIEVAL CITY…

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