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The French dervish takes on online transcendence

Published on: 02/13/2021 – 5:18 PMAmended: 02/13/2021 – 5:16 PM One of the few female Whirling Dervishes in the world, Rana Gorgani opened Sufism to a wider audience and is now making surprising spiritual connections on Zoom thanks to the pandemic. Franco-Iranian Gorgani, 37, viewed the whirlpool – a kind of “moving meditation” through which […]

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French cities take action as urban wild boar sightings skyrocket

Wild boars are increasingly widespread in urban areas of France, prompting local communities and residents to act to reduce their presence in city centers and near homes. According to figures from the National Federation of Hunters (FNC), France currently has around three million wild boars and more and more of them are venturing into urban […]

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How many French revolutions have there been?

How many revolutions has France known? It seems like this question should have a quick and easy answer, and it is: three. But, as with everything historical, there is also a long and complex answer: it depends. “If the revolution is regime change involving collective physical force, then the key dates are 1789, 1830 and […]

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Do I have to inform the town hall when I buy accommodation in France?

Question: Am I legally obliged to inform the town hall when I buy a house and / or move to a new town in France? Reply: This is a timely question because the government has just clarified that it will not create a census of new inhabitants in the cities of France. So the short […]

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Franco-Prussian art and war

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Paris was under siege. On September 17, 1870, the French capital was surrounded by Bismarck’s armies who took refuge in what was to be a brutal nine-month occupation, which forced the civilian population to endure bombardments, food shortages, disease, wild rumors and crippling anxiety. . It is […]

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Why is a French hamlet called Fleur d’Ecosse?

Connexion spoke with the mayor of the commune, Jean-Claude Flinois, who said there was no sure answer but that theories abound on the name, which also appears in the main street of the hamlet, the rue de la Fleur d’Ecosse. Flower of Scotland simply means “flower of Scotland” and Mr. Flinois stated that it first […]

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Paris is about to change

Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET on September 7, 2020. The pandemic has hit Paris hard. It hit the poor suburbs of Paris the hardest. Paris had already bet its future on the merger with a large circle of suburb cities to form the new Metropolis of Greater Paris—A capital of the 21st century that is […]

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“The Paris Commune” and the musical archeology of Michael Friedman

Long before Seattle Black Lives Matter protesters took over several city streets and declared theirs “Autonomous zoneThe disgruntled citizens of 19th-century Paris created a radical government known as the Paris Commune, a short-lived siege of the French capital that was considered the first socialist revolution in Europe. From March 18 to May 28, 1871, “the […]

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The spirit of the Municipality

The Sacred Heart is there for the duration. No one is proposing that it be demolished. The arguments defended by de Fleury have lost almost all of their force. The reactionaries in the Catholic hierarchy are still trying to exercise their power and influence, but their power to influence the lives of individuals is steadily […]

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French town runs entirely on electric vehicles after Renault gives free car to every resident

Breadcrumb Links New vehicles Electric vehicles The transport of the municipality of Appy will be entirely electric – well, for the next three years, at least Author of the article: Alex reid The Renault New ZOE 2020 electric car Renault picture Content of the article Renault transformed transportation in a small town in France to […]