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Paris Bridges

No fewer than 37 bridges cross the Seine in Paris. Read on for all the secrets behind the construction of these living symbols of Paris’ history.

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A Guide To French Etiquette

Since living in France for just over a year (where the hell has that time gone?!) I have picked up on a few etiquette do’s and don’ts along the way. 623 more words

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Canal Saint-Denis - Paris

The Canal Saint-Denis, which is 6.6 km in length, links the canal T-junction beside Parc de la Villette to the downstream end of the Seine in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, 28 metres lower down in altitude terms.

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Canal Saint-Martin - Paris

The canal – which links the Bassin de la Villette to the upstream end of the Seine 25 metres lower down in altitude terms – runs underground for 2 km of its 4.5 km length.

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Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your potager grow?

Very nicely thank you in fact its growing like crazy it must be the combination of all the sunshine and rain oh and perhaps all the manure i put down in April. 116 more words

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Canal de l’Ourcq - Paris

This waterway, which has three distinct sections, comprises a rich technical and historical heritage in a varied environment. It is 110 km in length, and features ten locks.

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Hello Sunshine!

The sun has returned with a vengeance today, 30 degrees in the shade and I’m loving it, as i type this I’m sat at my office desk in the garden with the view of the last rays of the day on the distance sunflowers and vines, how lucky am i? 215 more words

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