June 3, 2020

Le Carnet de France

Every Friday afternoon, hundreds of Tourangeaux (residents of Tours) walk towards the train station — not to take train, as you may have imagined, but to buy bread! From a store? No, from a little delivery tricycle named “Triticum”; triticum is the n...

May 7, 2020

By Martine P. Dulles

Since arriving in France, we have heard a lot about the pilgrimage to Saint Jacques-de-Compostelle (the Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela) in Galicia in northwest Spain. Inside the cathedral there is the shrine of the Apostle James, son o...

March 4, 2020

Le carnet de France

By Martine P. Dulles

Spring is coming, as you know and — maybe amid all the troubles (Gilets Jaunes, strikes and now the coronavirus!) — you may be planning on coming to France.

Let’s first take the train from the Paris Gare du Nord to Ghent in Belgium...

February 26, 2020

A French friend of Charleston takes a close-up look at the rescue of Notre Dame’s treasures

On April 15 of this year, the whole world was shocked to watch Notre-Dame de Paris burn. The fire lasted seven long hours; everyone was wondering how far it would go. Fortunately...

February 6, 2020

Le carnet de France

Le Musée du Louvre is showing an unusual exhibit right now, to be presented until March 9, 2020. Why unusual? We know Le Louvre is an “encyclopedic” museum, much like the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and it does not normally exhibit modern and co...

January 10, 2020

Le carnet de France

If you are planning a trip to Paris and you are interested in art, you probably have the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and some other museums on your list. However, like many visitors, you may hesitate to push open the door of religious sites.


December 5, 2019

Le carnet de France

The 25th Salon International Du Patrimoine Culturel was held on October 24-27 in the Carrousel of the Louvre Museum in Paris. It is a lovely public show and certainly a favorite of France’s First Lady. Madame Brigitte Macron has visited this show eve...

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