Tag Archives: French idiom

Allez au charbon!

French singer and songwriter Pierre Bachelet was born on May 25, 1944. His big hit was Les Corons, a tribute to the miners who fueled the industrial development of the post-war years. A coron is a house typical of workers … Continue reading

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Perdre le nord

French soccer player Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona was born on May 24, 1966. His career took him to eight different cities in France and England, as well as the French national team for nine consecutive years. He had quite a … Continue reading

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Voler de ses propres aisles

May 13, 2011 marked the maiden international flight of Solar Impulse, a plane with the wing-span of an Air Bus A330 covered with 12,000 solar cells. The first flight was in April 2010 and there was a successful 26 hour … Continue reading

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À corps perdu

Grégory Lemarchal, born Mary 13 1983, came to prominence as a singer in 2004 when he won Star Academy, roughly the French equivalent of American Idol. He had the voice of an angel, which is astounding considering that he suffered … Continue reading

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Un tour de force

On May 6, 1889 the Eiffel Tower welcomed the public for the first time. It was built as the entrance to the Exposition Universelle. Gustave Eiffel won the design competition for a 300 meter structure that reigned as the world’s … Continue reading

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Manger son pain blanc le premier

If you need a Paris fix when in New York, look no further than Mon Petit Café, 801 Lexington Avenue at the corner of 62nd Street on the Upper East Side. The look, the sound, the smells…pure Paris. There are … Continue reading

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Cela vaut la peine

The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club is presenting its 39th annual Decorator Show House until Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 163 East 63rd Street, New York. The Club serves 12,000 low income youths in New York. As the Show … Continue reading

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