Category Archives: France

Christmas Vacation in Europe

My son Matthew Buie-Nervik, his bride and not quite two-year-old son spent two weeks in Europe for the Christmas holidays 2016. “We just returned the tiny Fiat rental car today,” he wrote on Dec. 30. “We drove 3108 kilometers¬†(nearly 2000 … Continue reading

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If America’s First, Who’s Second?

The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump’s America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.

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French Cliches and Stereotypes

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Quizzes on French and English History

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1942 Paris Round-up of More Than 32,000 Jews, Sent to Their Deaths

A friend is staying in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, and close to this memorial. He writes: “We are staying steps away from the site of a most brutal horror, the first major roundup of more than 13,000 French Jews … Continue reading

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Tackling Rigid Morality in France

In the movie Chocolat (2000), a woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

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Unveiling France’s Burqa Ban

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