A boat rising from the waters Standing, like an innocent arbor Between the sea and the sky, tremor Forgetful of the horizon and the Earth The sun, infinity painter Draws under our amazed eyes The marriage of heaven and water It lifts our souls higher Before the humans go on a spree Asleep […]
Articles dans la catégorie France for English-speaking visitors
A New Europe – Russia’s a...
Dear followers, 28 February 2022 Even if guessing the outcome of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is daunting, we may this far consider these sheer facts, confirmed by various sources : Whereas the EU-European Union and its 27 members have rarely agreed on key points rapidly, it seems Putin’s agression gathers European steam with the EU airspace being […]
Discover Paris – The City of Li...
Passages of the 18th and 19th centuries in Paris – Divine all year round When the wind blows or a downpour distracts you from the magnificent buildings of Paris, treat yourself to stunning covered galleries, where you can meet beautiful covered terraces, bel canto cafes, philately and decoration specialists, shoemakers , hatters, engravers and a […]
More ethics and courage to save the E...
« A stranger to any denominational formalism as well as to any allegedly racial solidarity, I have felt during my entire life, above all and very simply French. Attached to my homeland by an already long family tradition, nourished by its spiritual heritage and its history, unable in truth to be able to conceive of […]
DISCOVER Old towns and villages in th...
As you might know, France has been divided in 100 large counties in the late 18th century, called ‘Départements’ in French. They run from Ain (01) to Val d’Oise (95) and the famous overseas ‘Départements’ called Reunion island, Mayotte (both in the Indian Ocean), French Guyana (next to Brasil), Guadeloupe, Martinique and St-Pierre-et-Miquelon (next to French […]
AIX-EN-PROVENCE is marvelous
All the visitors will tell you : TGV trains are fabulous and bring you to Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles from Paris within 3 hours. Indeed, the French trains speeding up to 360 kmph get you seated with double-decker trains all the way with joy and positive thoughts all the way in. French Southeast and Southwest have […]
WELCOME TO MONTMARTRE SACRE COEUR
As most of you may know, NOTRE-DAME cathedral on the Seine river and SACRE-COEUR basilique are the most visited monuments in France, an average of 14m and 11 millions a year from 2000 till today (except for the recent months). Created after the French revolution, Montmartre used to be a tiny village from 1790 till […]
CYCLING THE EARTH
POETRY chosen for French resistance f...
From June 1st to June 5th, 1944, Radio-London, with the special authorization given by Churchill to De Gaulle’s Radio Team, using the BBC antennas, did repeat several times the first 3 verses of Paul Verlaine’s poetry named ‘Fall Song’ or ‘Chanson d’Automne’, starting with « Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne ». They were coded messages […]
Let’s imagine a stronger EUROPE
WE EUROPEANS have been organized in hundreds of Human societies for over 90,000 years now and have since the 1950s, in the last 70 years, been building the EEC, the European Economic Community, and now the EU, strong of some 545 millions of citizens, in association with Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, before the chaotic BREXIT, chosen by […]
CORONAVIRUS or COVID19 Case Study
CORONAVIRUS or COVID19 Case Study A major international crisis URGENT measures to take Since December 2019 in China (as early as Nov.17th for case 0), the world has been hit by a new dangerous virus called #Coronavirus or #COVID19. This virus appears in WUHAN, 11m inh, 7th largest metropolis in China, Head City of HUBEI, […]
Brexit is not a game !
BREXIT IS NOT A GAME ! British politicians are egoistically playing the future of millions of UK citizens without noticing .. but their responsibilities & consequences will be HUGE if the UK goes for a ‘No-DEAL’ decision ! Official Brexit official date (known since 2017) is Friday 29th March, 2019 in 52 days precisely (This […]
Gasquet has the fighting spirit to wi...
I do perfectly remember the quarter-finals between Yannick Noah and Ivan Lendl back on that 31st May, 1983, which led to his final victory in the finals vs Wilander. I was singing on that May day «Allez Yannick !» And more than singing, I was throwing piles of encouraging words to Yannick from the upper […]
Discover the ‘Place des Vosges&...
Even if the only historical date known by most French people is 1515 and the victory of Marignan, won by French king Francis 1st in Italy, opposed to Swiss mercenaries, another major event occurred some 83 years later, in 1598, when French king Henry IV signed the ‘Édit de Nantes’. This famous ‘Édit’ could be […]
The famous ‘Gergovia’ Victory of the ...
From the early christian centuries till 1561 and a certain Simeoni, an Italian scholar working with the Auvergne bishop, Clermont-Ferrand has always be known for having hosted the famous battle of Caesar vs Vercingetorix and the alliance of 31 Gaul people, ancestors to the French, hosting millions of artisans, farmers and citizens in 52 BC. […]
Exploring 300 bn exoplanets in the Mi...
Futura-sciences.com, @futurasciences Mankind has slowly evolved in the past centuries from home-made telescopes by Galileo and his likes to bigger telescopes, made of hexagonal segments (French scientists believe France is an hexagon). A number of scientists have been working on breakthrough technologies to revolutionize telescopes, including Fizeau in the 1840s and Michelson (1852-1931, Nobel […]