Seeing France from an American point of view.

Yay @Taylor_Townsen carrying the @serenawilliams winning spirit @usta #women @RollandGaros @francetvsport @espn #RG14 http://t.co/zmU1ArMoTr

Yay @Taylor_Townsen carrying the @serenawilliams winning spirit @usta #women @RollandGaros @francetvsport @espn #RG14 http://t.co/zmU1ArMoTr

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Villefranche-sur-Mer has long sandy beachs, terrace cafés and restaurants. The old town and the bay have offered a natural set for movie makers.  Two famous Cary Grant films: 

Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief

Leo McCarey’s An Affair to Remember

Villefranche-sur-Mer has long sandy beachs, terrace cafés and restaurants. The old town and the bay have offered a natural set for movie makers. Two famous Cary Grant films:

Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief

Leo McCarey’s An Affair to Remember

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Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.

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The cost of Greece’s debt to France as reported by Donald Hebert for Le Nouvel Observateur politically more aligned to the left.
65 milliards (billions) d’euros : le coût pour la France
39,5 milliards (billions) d’euros pour les banques françaises
25 milliards (billions)… pour le seul Crédit Agricole
1,87 milliards (billions) d’euros d’exportations vers la Grèce en danger

The cost of Greece’s debt to France as reported by Donald Hebert for Le Nouvel Observateur politically more aligned to the left.

65 milliards (billions) d’euros : le coût pour la France

39,5 milliards (billions) d’euros pour les banques françaises

25 milliards (billions)… pour le seul Crédit Agricole

1,87 milliards (billions) d’euros d’exportations vers la Grèce en danger

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Read President François Hollande’s Inauguration Speech in English 
On this day of my investiture into the highest office of the state, I send the French people a message of confidence.
We are a great country which, through its history, has always been able to brave the ordeals and take up the challenges facing it. Every time, it succeeded in doing so by remaining what it is. Always through high-mindedness and openness. Never through self-abasement or by self-absorption.
The mandate I received from the French people on 6 May is to put France back on her feet, in a fair way. Open up a new way in Europe. Contribute to world peace and the protection of the planet.
I appreciate the fact that we are under great pressure: massive debt, weak growth, high unemployment, damaged competitiveness and a Europe struggling to overcome the crisis.
But I say this right here: there’s no inevitability, if a common desire motivates us, a clear direction is set and we fully mobilize our strengths and assets. These are significant: the productiveness of our workforce, the excellence of our researchers, the dynamism of our entrepreneurs, the work of our farmers, the quality of our public services, the global influence of our culture and language, without forgetting our demographic vitality and the eagerness of our young people.
Read More on the French Embassy in the USA Website

Read President François Hollande’s Inauguration Speech in English

On this day of my investiture into the highest office of the state, I send the French people a message of confidence.

We are a great country which, through its history, has always been able to brave the ordeals and take up the challenges facing it. Every time, it succeeded in doing so by remaining what it is. Always through high-mindedness and openness. Never through self-abasement or by self-absorption.

The mandate I received from the French people on 6 May is to put France back on her feet, in a fair way. Open up a new way in Europe. Contribute to world peace and the protection of the planet.

I appreciate the fact that we are under great pressure: massive debt, weak growth, high unemployment, damaged competitiveness and a Europe struggling to overcome the crisis.

But I say this right here: there’s no inevitability, if a common desire motivates us, a clear direction is set and we fully mobilize our strengths and assets. These are significant: the productiveness of our workforce, the excellence of our researchers, the dynamism of our entrepreneurs, the work of our farmers, the quality of our public services, the global influence of our culture and language, without forgetting our demographic vitality and the eagerness of our young people.

Read More on the French Embassy in the USA Website

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Place de la Cathédrale, at the beginning of rue Mercière is a sandstone pillar at the corner of a house called: Pilier de la Minceur (Pillar of Lean) or Buchmesser  in the Alsatian dialect.
This pillar dates back to 1567 and is located at 10 place de la Cathédral across from the western door the Cathedral. the corner of a house that now houses the “Culture Shop” at 
It housed a pharmacy Cerf until 2000 that was one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1260. Currently its the ” Boutique Culture.” 
The cantilever of the house is supported by the famous “Pillar of Lean” which takes its name from a tradition of the fourteenth century.
Visit the website Photographe Strasbourg for more great images of this beautiful city and region of France!

Place de la Cathédrale, at the beginning of rue Mercière is a sandstone pillar at the corner of a house called: Pilier de la Minceur (Pillar of Lean) or Buchmesser  in the Alsatian dialect.

This pillar dates back to 1567 and is located at 10 place de la Cathédral across from the western door the Cathedral. the corner of a house that now houses the “Culture Shop” at 

It housed a pharmacy Cerf until 2000 that was one of the oldest in Europe, dating back to 1260. Currently its the ” Boutique Culture.” 

The cantilever of the house is supported by the famous “Pillar of Lean” which takes its name from a tradition of the fourteenth century.

Visit the website Photographe Strasbourg for more great images of this beautiful city and region of France!

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Looking for vintage Lancel! So, take a look in your closet, attic or where you keep your old things you cannot part with. You may unwittingly have a bag, luggage or accessories signed by Lancel, which could enrich a collectors inventory. To date, nearly 1800 pieces that are emblematic of an era, and a certain know-how, were purchased by individuals, at auction, or an on-line sites.
The latest acquisitions - a 60 year travel mini-bag - just arrived from Los Angeles and Tokyo. They will join hundreds of others already stored on the shelves of a secure location at the Lancel headquarters in the south of Paris. It includes the vintage, weathered to perfection, that inspired L’Amante et le Baby Balancel, the newly launched bags this spring. They will be presented in showcases as works of art.

Looking for vintage Lancel! So, take a look in your closet, attic or where you keep your old things you cannot part with. You may unwittingly have a bag, luggage or accessories signed by Lancel, which could enrich a collectors inventory. To date, nearly 1800 pieces that are emblematic of an era, and a certain know-how, were purchased by individuals, at auction, or an on-line sites.

The latest acquisitions - a 60 year travel mini-bag - just arrived from Los Angeles and Tokyo. They will join hundreds of others already stored on the shelves of a secure location at the Lancel headquarters in the south of Paris. It includes the vintage, weathered to perfection, that inspired L’Amante et le Baby Balancel, the newly launched bags this spring. They will be presented in showcases as works of art.

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Jacob, which in 2011 marked its 13th year as the most popular name for boys, according the Social Security Administration's tally for 2011, out today.
Sophia is the new No. 1 name for girls, moving the most popular girls’ name for the past two years — Isabella — to second-best. Mason was No. 2 on the boys’ list. The federal agency notes that although Mason has been a relatively popular name since the 1990s, it had never reached the top 25 names until 2010.
Only three of the top 20 girl and boy names are the same as the top 20 in France

Jacob, which in 2011 marked its 13th year as the most popular name for boys, according the Social Security Administration's tally for 2011, out today.

Sophia is the new No. 1 name for girls, moving the most popular girls’ name for the past two years — Isabella — to second-best. Mason was No. 2 on the boys’ list. The federal agency notes that although Mason has been a relatively popular name since the 1990s, it had never reached the top 25 names until 2010.

Only three of the top 20 girl and boy names are the same as the top 20 in France

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L'Olympique Lyonnais made in tumblr!: LDC féminine : Francfort en finale

olympe-lyonnaise:

Ligue des Champions féminine

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Les Allemandes de Francfort disputeront la prochaine finale de la Ligue des Champions féminine, le 17 mai à Munich.

Vainqueur 2-1 lors de la demi-finale aller, Francfort a confirmé sa supériorité sur Arsenal en l’emportant 2-0 au retour, à…

(Source: olweb.fr, via lyonista)

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olympe-lyonnaise:

No dream is big enough, if you have the power to just do it!

olympe-lyonnaise:

No dream is big enough, if you have the power to just do it!

(Source: belgianreddevils, via lyonista)

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