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C’est dans le besoin qu’on reconnaît ses amis

French Impressionist painter Jean Frédéric Bazille was born on December 6, 1841. His wealthy family lived in Montpellier, in the south of France. He was inspired to pursue painting after seeing Eugène Delacroix’s work, but his family wasn’t too supportive. … Continue reading

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Il y a du monde au balcon

French architect Jean-Louis Charles Garnier was born on November 6, 1825. His parents were working-class folk, a fact that Garnier tried to bury. During brilliant studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Garnier won the Prix de Rome. He … Continue reading

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Tremper comme une soupe

I’m in Colmar for a few days, a small city of about 65,000 in the east of France. It’s in the region known as Alsace that is famous as a bone of contention between France and Germany. It was taken … Continue reading

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