Category Archives: France

Trafalgar Day 21 October

21 October each year sees parades around the UK in gentle commemoration of the 1805 Battle of  Trafalgar, a sea battle  between  the Brits and the French off Cape Trafalgar, near Cadiz in Spain.   In London around 400 young Sea … Continue reading

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Bastille Day at Borough Market 2017

 Liberté, Fraternité, Égalité  le 14th  July 2017                

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Happy Bastille Day 2016 !

Bastille Day 2016 was a great success at London’s Borough Market.  It was held on Sunday 10th July rather than the day itself, Thursday 14th,  so more time for fun. Club Petit Pierrot            =========================================

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‘Livre France’ on Piccadilly

At 196A Piccadilly is an elegant ’boutique’ 1922 building by world famous British architect Edward Lutyens. Its dimensions are a perfect cube, ie  symmetrical in height,  depth and width. It was built as a banking hall for Midland Bank (the vaults … Continue reading

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Piaf alive and well in London.

World renowned French chantreuse,  Edith Piaf, ‘the Sparrow’ (1915-1963),  is alive and well and living in London – for the moment anyway –  first at the  Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, and then at the Charing Cross Theatre, in the … Continue reading

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Gwadalicious Guadeloupe

This  dull October Sunday was much brightened by sunny ‘Gwadalicious’, the very French Guadeloupe food stall at buzzing Boiler House Food Hall in East London’s famous Brick Lane. For a few moments I was in the Caribbean, thinking blue skies and sunshine, … Continue reading

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Bastille Day

  The French recognize Bastille Day as the 1789 end of the monarchy and beginning of the modern republic. marked as a public holiday on 14th July. These days, France celebrates this national holiday with a grand military parade up Paris’  Champs … Continue reading

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