Le Saint James à Bouliac

Our last trip in the year 2016 was a brief yet spectacular excursion to the City of Bordeaux. Once a year, for our anniversary, we enjoy the luxury of dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant. This year, taking our advanced ages into consideration and of course les flics’ obsession with sober driving, we booked an […]

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Les Seigneurs de Rochefort

ANTE SCRIPTUM Before we delve into the history of feudal families in Breizh, allow me to advise you of a grave error I committed in my previous post about the village Rochefort-en-Terre. In France, the television network France2 hosts a reality show each year titled Village Préféré de France [The favorite village in France], a program […]

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Rochefort-en-Terre is a village of about 700 inhabitants in the Morbihan department of Brittany. The village receives roughly half a million visitors each year because it is designated as a ‘Petites Cités de Caractère’ and as a ‘Villes et Villages Fleuris’ or flowering village. It also has a castle and it overlooks a river valley from an elevated […]

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A Bamboo Cloud in Paris

Yesterday I had a rendez-vous at the German Generalkonsulat which is located across town from us in the 16th arrondissement. Two metro rides and a short hike later we were thoroughly security-checked and relieved of our cell phones, before sitting down to conduct business through a plate glass window. Everything was very well organized – […]

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