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La Fête nationale

July 14 is la fête nationale (lah fet nah-sea-ohn-al) in France, often referred to by Anglophones as Bastille Day, for it was on this date in 1789 that the Bastille (bastea) prison was overthrown. But this is actually just a … Continue reading

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Lettres de cachet

Yesterday I wrote about Cannes. A magical place just off the coast of Cannes are the Îles de Lérins, a group of four islands. The largest is Sainte-Marguerite; Saint Patrick was a student at the monastery on Saint-Honorat nearby. The … Continue reading

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