The way Jack LaLanne talked about health and fitness on TV reminds me the way that some farmers and organic wine producers in France talk about their products. I wonder: if Jack LaLanne's parent had never emigrated from Oloron Sainte Marie in the Atlantic Pyrenees region of southwest France he might have become famous for producing organic goat cheese... and maybe lived longer.
Here, in no particular order, are the top ten translations from France Revisited’s Translate This, D’Artagnan! competition. It was a tough assignment, not only because we callously...
Paris, July 15, 2011 – I had a delicious nap on the afternoon of le Quatorze Juillet, the French national holiday, known outside of...
Va-nu-pieds, the barefoot photographer, sights blue, white and red Citroen 2CV (deux chevaux) in the streets of the city during the Mondial de l'Automobile, Paris's annual car show.
The Escadrille La Fayette Memorial, 6 miles west of the center of Paris, honors the flying corps comprised of American pilots who, having volunteered to take part in the First World War under French, lost their lives in aerial combat. Sixty-eight of them are entombed below in a wide semi-circular crypt. The monument is easily accessible from by suburban train.
Moumoon, this writer’s cat, has died at age 11 after a courageous battle with kidney failure. He was known to readers of "France Revisited" through various texts in which he played a prominent or supporting role, including "Of Cats and Friends" and a review of Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche.
A man needs to be in love in order to think of the French capital as a romantic or sexy destination whereas a woman need only hear the word “Paris.” Another word that’s sure to get a woman packing is “naughty.” Put “naughty” and “Paris” together and you get Heather Stimmler-Hall's "Naughty Paris: A Lady’s Guide to the Sexy City."
The week after terror attacks that targeted journalists at Charlie Hebdo and Jews at the kosher grocery millions of people bought the survivor edition of Charlie Hebdo out of solidarity with the victims and what they represented. But did any think of buying kosher food?
Service at my local post office has improved over the years, but as this recent experience shows modernizing and privatizing a French post office doesn't necessarily modernize and humanize the employees.