Tag Archives: France

Not a scientific survey

“An Italian, speaking English, rating croissants on YouTube, in Paris, while the French people are doing a massive strike. That’s the magic of Europe in one video!” Over the last week or so, I’ve run across the wonderful short video … Continue reading

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Game of the World

Created in 1645 by Pierre Du Val, Le Jeu du Monde is one of the oldest known geographic board games. The purpose of the 17th century French board game is to progress from the North Pole to the center of … Continue reading

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Amélie the spy

In my humble opinion no film in the last 50 years has done more for Paris tourism than Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s charming Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. Best know in the U.S. as simply Amélie, the 2001 movie stars Audrey Tautou … Continue reading

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Archives of the Planet

In 1908, French financier Albert Kahn created a project that aimed to photograph the diversity of humanity across the planet. He hired 12 photographers to capture images of everyday life and culture around the globe. His staff traveled to 50 … Continue reading

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In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.

On this day in 1960, Albert Camus, French author, philospopher and journalist, died in an automobile accident at age 46. In his coat pocket lay an unused train ticket. Camus had intense Motorphobia (fear of automobiles), and thus avoided riding … Continue reading

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Recognition At Last

Each day, nearly 12 million French consumers visit a bakery and leave with an iconic loaf of bread. Each year, French bakeries produce more than 6 billion baguettes. It is an international symbol recognized as part of the daily life … Continue reading

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Paris to Zermatt in only 20 hours

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware that I am a sucker for travel posters. I especially love historic tourism and railway advertising artwork. Recently, I fell down a rabbithole exploring the brilliant poster art by the … Continue reading

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Travel can be shattering

At one time or another even the most veteran travelers can feel a little fragmented by the experience. Sculptor Bruno Catalano masterfully captures those feeling of disruption many of us feel during our travels. Catalano was born in Morocco to … Continue reading

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pushing right back


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Reading In Bed Is So Relaxing

  I’m not sure why videos and photos of French performance artist Thierry Mandon reading in bed have popped up this week since the event was in 2015. Still, it’s too good not to share. In his project “Inside-Outside”, the … Continue reading

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