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Un diamant taillé à facettes

Another of the charming châteaux of the Loire Valley is Azay-le-Rideau. Novelist Honoré de Balzac described it as “un diamant taillé à facettes, serti par l’Indre” (uhn dee-ah-mahn tieay ah fahset, sertea par lindruh), which means “a many-faceted diamond, set … Continue reading

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L’amour est la poésie des sens

French novelist Honoré de Balzac was born on May 20, 1799. He is best known for a sprawling series of books and short stories that he started in 1832 that came to be known collectively as La Comédie Humaine. The … Continue reading

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