Tag Archives: Place de la Concorde

À cheval donné, on ne regarde pas la denture

The story begins in 1829. The viceroy of Egypt, Mehemet-Ali, wanted to thank France for the aid of engineers sent by King Louis-Philippe. What’s the appropriate gift for helping to modernize a country? Well, how about a couple of ancient … Continue reading

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Une Bulle hors du temps

From the 18th to the 22nd of April, 2013, the Parisian auction house Artcurial will auction off the contents of the luxury hotel Le Crillon. Since 1758, Le Crillon has welcomed guests at its magnificent location on the Place de … Continue reading

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Une tenue correcte est exigée

A couple of days ago, I wrote about visiting the gardens of the Élysée Palace in Paris. Another unusual place that is now open to visit is the palais Bourbon, home of the Assemblée Nationale, France’s parliament. Four guided tours … Continue reading

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