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Place de la Madeline  

Place de la Madeline

Valadon & Utrillo, Laduree, and Shopping

September 14th 2009
A Little Breakfast My first full day in France began with an exercise in self-discipline: arising at 6 am. The most effective antidote to jet lag I've found is gently encouraging my body to adhere to its usual schedule, on the local time. Breakfast in the hotel's tiny dining room was self-serve and I was its first guest of the morning. The coffee table held two thermal carafes: o ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris

French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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