Tag Archives: Notre Dame de Paris

Le patrimoine culturel

This week, all of us have been riveted by the tragic fire at Notre Dame. We were in a small town in New Hampshire, grabbing a quick bite, when we saw the horrible images on a muted TV in the … Continue reading

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Un Bourdon

Notre Dame de Paris is celebrating its 850th birthday in a big way – nine new bells. This project will restore the cathedral’s sound to how it was in the late 18th century. In 1856, four bells were installed that … Continue reading

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Le style est comme le parfum d’un état primitif des esprits

French architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was born on January 27, 1814. He’s famous for his rather free interpretations of historic restorations. One could say that his early years were bohemian. He was mostly educated by an uncle who dabbled in painting … Continue reading

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Garou

One of my favorite singers is fellow Canadian Garou, born on June 26, 1972 in Québec. Garou (garoo) means “wolf” – definitely not the name his parents gave him at birth, which was the much more prosaic Pierre Garand. The … Continue reading

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C’est toujours la même chanson

French singer Patrick Fiori was born on September 23, 1969. He was born in Marseille as Patrick Jean-Francois Chouchayan. He began performing at age 12 and was France’s entrant to the Eurovision competition in 1993 when he was only 17 … Continue reading

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