Category Archives: Only in France !

The importance of the humble baguette – Part 1

Stephanie writes: I never knew, before I came here, how important la Baguette is to the French. For example, my mother-in-law gets panicky if, during dinner, she notices that the bread is disappearing too fast, like say, the kids are … Continue reading

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Weirdest Part of Hollande’s Sex Scandal

The weirdest element of the Hollande scandal was finally pointed to by Anne Roumanoff, a French humorist and political satirist: the clash between the French President’s nerdy look and his rakish extra-curricular activities. Draping the French socio-political scene in a … Continue reading

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Marilyn M de la région bostonienne : “L’Amour et les Français !

Marilyn M écrit de Needham : J’ai beaucoup réfléchi sur l’affaire Hollande.  Il a le droit à une vie privée, droit très important en France.  Il est vrai que ses actions n’étaient pas prudentes pour les raisons de sécurité.  Mais, … Continue reading

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Marilyn found this article in pure people: Valérie is finally talking a bit

Marilyn M. found this: Valerie is finally expressing herself a little. Is she saving face or telling the truth? Valérie Trierweiler et le choc Hollande/Gayet : ”J’entendais des rumeurs…” Après quelques déclarations distillées à et par certains médias – parfois … Continue reading

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Bernard’s reactions to the latest wrinkle

Bernard B. sent in that cartoon from Le Monde. Here are his accompanying thoughts: J’ai l’impression qu’on tourne en rond. Il y a deux choses : d’une part la « clarification » lapidaire et peu généreuse de Hollande et d’autre … Continue reading

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A Rumor of Valérie’s violent reaction to Hollande’s dumping

Did she really break those dishes in a tantrum? If the dishes belonged to the Elysée Palace, maybe the French really should care how Hollande conducts himself. Her conduct isn’t irreproachable either, of course, but she had already intruded on … Continue reading

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Bernard’s eloquent take on the scandalous non-scandal

Bernard, an observer of French culture writes with savvy eye and a golden pen : Décidément, l’année a commencé avec une actualité française bien chargée : une version présidentielle de Romeo et Juliette, le mélodrame de l’épouse abandonnée, ou plutôt … Continue reading

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