History has taught France the dangers of seeing a dominant religion play a leading role in public policy. Yet it has also left this secular nation with a treasure trove of cathedrals, churches, monasteries, altarpieces [...]
Destination Brittany, travels with Henri, part 4 of 5: Just before the party on Saturday evening another guest arrived at the neighbor’s house where Henri and I were staying. He was a young actor from Paris and he, too, knocked at the door empty-handed except for his overnight bag.
Destination Brittany, travels with Henri, part 3 of 5: My brother Jon would have loved Dinard. He liked anything with the word resort in it: beach resort, ski resort, island resort, tennis resort. Wearing “smart casual” or “resort casual” came natural to him. After he died in a plane accident in 2006 my three other brothers and I inherited his clothes.
Destination Brittany, travels with Henri, part 2 of 5: On our way from Paris to Brittany Henri and I had talked a lot about what we should bring as a house gift for our hostess. We’d considered chocolates, Champagne, or flowers as a house gift, finally deciding on flowers, but we arrived too late to buy them so we greeted her empty handed.