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French town cuts its own Christmas trees to help nature

The inhabitants of a small town near Montpellier take part in a felling operation of Aleppo pines, an invasive species, and make their Christmas tree. The event is called pin picks up ton (collect your pine tree) and run until Sunday, December 6 for the inhabitants of the municipality of Nebian. La Ramasse is also […]

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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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Masks mandatory outdoors in more places in France from today

The new decree was taken in Mayenne this Saturday, August 1. It applies to anyone aged 11 and over, with the exception of sports. So far, only four municipalities in the department had made the mask compulsory everywhere – including outside. The rule now applies to 69 municipalities – out of 261. Gatherings of more […]

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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 […]

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French mayor bans mountain hikes after bear attacks

According to Alain Servat, mayor of the municipality of Ustou, “every evening herds of sheep are attacked. We are up to 80 sheep recognized as having been attacked by predators ”, reported the newspaper 20 minutes. Four brown bears – a female, her two cubs and an adult bear – attacked a flock of sheep […]