Paris has just opened Mediatheque Francoise-Sagan…the capitol’s 2nd largest (@ 4K m2). The facility has 77K books & 10K CD’s and other impressive stats and services*. BUT!  The real story for me is its history…long, long ago in the early swirling mists of French history the area where the Mediatheque stands was a farm, ..long […]

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Le COUR D’ALSACE-LORRAINE (12th): Just Another Paris Gem Hiding in Plain Sight! OK, this video is a tad longer than my usual posts, but le Cour d’Alsace-Lorraine simply can’t be covered with any justice in a minute. Named to honor France’s Alsace-Lorraine region, which it lost after picking a fight with Germany –the ill-advised Franco-Prussian […]

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