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The Fourth Apple in Paris 1

The Fourth Apple in Paris
There’s a shiny apple on a pedestal in Paris and it’s not Steve Job’s. It’s the Fourth Apple by Franck Scurti now to be seen in Place Clichy in the 9th district of Paris. What used to stand on that same pedestal until 1942 was a bronze statue of Charles Fourier,  an influential French utopian ...

ParisParis Soiree at the La Bonne Franquette 3

ParisParis Soiree at the La Bonne Franquette
The invitations to attend a big soiree for the Amoureux de Paris for 22 June dropped into my Twitter DM box from @jfruiz and @blogparis. I was a bit hesitant to accept because I knew the expected crowd would be mainly French speaking bloggers, not the usual American expats I’m used to meet at Tweet-ups. ...

Montmartre’s Millionaires’ Row

Montmartre's Millionaires' Row
Avenue Junot is being bandied as the Millionaire’s Row of Montmartre. But it hasn’t always been so. Until 1910, this part of Montmartre was known as  le maquis, a squatters area home to les miserables, the poor artists and the vagabonds. Even the city police didn’t dare patrol or enter this then tightly inhabited area. After ...

Good Friday in Montmartre

Good Friday in Montmartre
There was a time not long ago, German Catholics would do their spring cleaning on Good Friday to get their Protestant neighbours’ blood pressure sky high. (To get back at them, the Protestants would party on All Saints Day.) That’s tame, considering what they do in the Philippines on Good Friday. Not only do they ...