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Bike Worries Realized in Paris Rental System

A French friend wrote me recently about the success and dangers of the previously-promising Paris rental bike system. (cf., fall ’07 post) Ten days later, the dangers had hit home: a woman she knew was killed on one of those … Continue reading

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Paris is speeding past us !

Proof that Paris has changed over the last few years is this new Paris phenomenon, rollerblading across Paris by night with people of all ages, nationalities, and kinds:   http://www.pari-roller.com. If you ever saw a woman wearing running shoes in … Continue reading

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Paris’ future

To read about Sarkozy’s ambitions for Paris, you can check out this article in L’Express.

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Paris is getting quiet again… it must be the end of july

If you’re still going to Paris before “la rentrée” (the return to school and work), it is likely to look like these pictures. The title mentions “end of July” but it’s like this in August too. Rion.nu | paris is … Continue reading

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Six weeks that changed France, 40 years ago

Forty years ago the “événements de mai” exploded in France seeming, at least to this American’s eyes, to kick the French out of the old world and into the new. The mass student and workers’ rebellion seemed to start a … Continue reading

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