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Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys

Traveling in France: my hometown, Nantes; Paris; Brittany. Pictures, French food and arts. France, basically.

Another World

Paris, the Champs-Élysées, on a chilly afternoon, about a month ago. We were walking down the broad avenue when we suddenly found ourself drifting to avenue Montaigne.

Rebel France (2/2)

This is the second part of my "graffiti study". Like in the first post, all the pictures were taken in France last month. Let's have a look... you'll find the commentary and translation below.

Rebel France (1/2)

Lately, I became interested in graffiti found on cities walls. Not the illegible signatures but rather the drawings, the short sentences, sometimes political, sometimes poetic, sometimes naive and...

Up In The Sky

Traveling from the East to the West meant following the sun... and not sleeping much because we shared the plane with two minor league soccer teams on their way to Toronto (one day, I'll tell you...

Along The Seine

Wednesday was our last day in Paris... and we decided to take a walk along the Seine. Paris is famous for its many bridges and the shore of the -- pretty dirty -- river are quite nice. We even took...

Drinking In Rennes

After St Malo, Rennes, the official capital of Brittany. Rennes has always competed with Nantes: both city have good universities, both are lively and relatively cheap and both are buzzing cities...

French Food

France is probably most famous for its "viennoiseries" -- sweet pastries. The croissant, of course, and also the pain au chocolat (sweet bread with a thin chocolate bar wrapped in the middle). Oh...

An Elephant In My Castle

Of course, we were both a bit tired after spending almost two days in Montreal airport. That probably explained why my bank card was swallowed at the first ATM I used and why we didn't notice we were...