PARIS ZOO … FANTASTIC …

There is no more pleasant a way to spend a few hours than visiting Paris’s zoo : Parc Zoologique de Paris.  You can even spend half a day there.     The zoo, once known as the Parc Zoologique de Vincennes – Vincennes Zoological Park – is *new* in that the previous zoo on the same […]

RODIN MUSEUM … IN THE TOWN OF MEUDON …

  I have often been to the Rodin Museum – Musée Rodin – in Paris at No 9 Rue de Varenne in the 7th arrondissement  (district). There is however another Rodin Museum and I visited it for the first time now. This second Rodin Museum is in the town of Meudon, southwest of Paris. Known […]

LOUD LOVEMAKING NOT ALLOWED IN PARIS …

A young Frenchman is being expelled from the apartment he is renting because he is too noisy when it comes to sex. The man – his name has not been revealed – also throw used preservatives out the windows. The three-room apartment is on the third floor of an apartment building on Rue Erlanger in […]

TOWN OF ARRAS IN FRANCE’S PAS DE CALAIS REGION TOPS FOR WW 1 & 2 SITES …

Arras is 182 kms (113 miles) north-east of Paris, 110 kms (68 miles) from the English Channel, and 152 kms (94 miles) from Brussels, capital of Belgium. From Paris by train will take you about 50 minutes. As the town – it is beautiful – falls in a region of France which had seen fierce […]

TOUR DE FRANCE 2015 … Cycling Race …

Summer in France means Tour de France. Of course. And the past few days of warm sunshine have all of us looking forward to Saturday, July 4, the day this year’s race will start. This year the race, its 102nd edition, starts in the Dutch town of Utrecht and will end, as always, on Paris’s […]

The Old Bridge of Limay … Mantes la Jolie, Conflans, Andrésy … all beautiful … and all for a day visit …

    You have had enough of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place du Tertre and tourists despite being one yourself, then I have the perfect day’s outing for you. The mere names of the places which I am now to suggest you visit – Limay … Mantes la Jolie …Conflans … Andrésy … already […]

DIE IN PARIS … CHOSEN AS BOOK OF THE MONTH …

  The Danish book reviewer, Readingghost, has chosen my true crime ‘Die in Paris’ as Book of the Month for April. Owner and reviewer, Bjørk, writes of why she has chosen my book as her new Book of the Month. She writes: Why did I pick this book as the book of the Month? I […]

NAPOLEON … REMEMBERED & HONORED THIS YEAR OF 2015 …

All of 194 years ago French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte passed away in exile on the Atlantic Island of St. Helena. His jailers – the British – buried him on the island, but 40 years later the French brought his body to Paris and today his magnificent tomb can be visited in the capital’s Les Invalides. […]

WW2 … FATE OF FRENCH WHO HAD COLLABORATED WITH THE OCCUPYING GERMANS …

  Today, April 30, 1945, seventy years ago, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker. All knew that the War was lost for him: on June 6 1944, the Allies had landed on the beaches of Normandy (D-Day) and had begun to chase the Germans from those countries they had overrun and occupied, and back […]

MAY THE FIRST IN PARIS … WHAT’S CLOSED & WHAT’S OPEN …

All museums and chateaux will be closed on Friday, May 1, France’s ‘Workers Day’ or as the French call it the Fête du Travail.  All exhibitions too will be closed. However the Eiffel Tower will be operating as usual and the cathedrals too will be open as in France a Roman Catholic church must always be open […]

A sect, a guru, automatic writing and messages from the Holy Virgin … UPDATE APRIL 30 …

  Here on the site under ‘My True Crime Articles‘ you can read my article A SECT, A GURU, AUTOMATIC WRITING AND MESSAGES FROM THE HOLY VIRGIN about the murder of the de Ligonnès family and the latest update. The article is free. -0-         Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

Die in Paris … my true crime … Top Reviewer ‘Readingghost’ review … 10 out of 10 …

  Seventy years ago this month – on April 30, 1945 – Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin. The war – WW2 – was ending and he and his Nazis have lost it, as he knew.  He shot himself and left orders for his body to be burnt which it duly was. (The […]

France again tourists’ favorite spot … Official 2014 statistics …

All of 83.7 million tourists came to France in 2014. Cocorico crows the French cock. France’s Direction Général des Entreprises (DGE) – Directorate General of Enterprise & Industry – had more such good news for the French. The number of 83.7 million is up from 2013 by 0.1%. Not so high a percentage, but then […]

La Roche-Guyon … a most charming village to visit …

  Looking for a tranquil spot, somewhere where you can sit on the grass and watch barges sail by? Then La Roche-Guyon is where you should be going. You can even stay for a night. La Roche-Guyon is what the French call a commune. When I was there a few days ago I called it […]

Infanticide … in France … pandemic proportions …

    For a few years now I’ve been amazed at how French women kill their newborns. It has become a real infanticide pandemic. I may be wrong but I don’t think that the women of any other country are so into infanticide as are the women of France. French Ministry of Justice archives show […]

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