Saint Julien le Pauvre Church in Paris … beautiful …

I came to this church quite by chance, so now I am trying to ensure that you know of its existence and will go and see it. It was just before Christmas 2017 and a friend and I were walking around Paris’s Left Bank. We had a few minutes earlier fled from the crowds gathering […]

Dupont de Ligonnès Family Murder from 2011 … remains unsolved … UPDATE

In 2011 the murder of a woman and her four teenage children – and of the family’s two Labradors – shook France. The woman’s husband, father of three of the children, was nowhere to be found. Today, almost seven years ago, he, the presumed killer, is still nowhere to be found which makes the case […]

Maroilles Cheese … Best on earth …

Undoubtedly, you have heard of – eaten – France’s camembert cheese. And France’s Roquefort cheese. However, what about France’s Maroilles cheese? No! Then you are missing a real treat, because take it from me, Maroilles is France’s nicest cheese: not only France’s nicest cheese, but the nicest cheese in all the World. The cheese was […]

Paris’s Good Luck Tree …

Having just learned that there is a tree which, when touched,will bring me years of good luck, I rushed there. Alas! It will not bring me good luck, and for that matter,it will no longer bestow good luck on anyone. The tree, probably having been touched by too many hands, and in danger of falling […]

You Tube Trailer of my book ‘Die in Paris’ …

Die in Paris is the story of WW2 French serial killer Dr Marcel Petiot … Do watch this You Tube trailer.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

CHRISTMAS 2017 IN PARIS …

Never seen Paris at Christmas? Oh then, should you have the good fortune – may the gods smile on you – and you will be able to visit Paris, then Yuletide is the time to be here in Paree. Paris is simply magnificent at Christmas! Expensive yes, but well … Not only are very many […]

PORN IN PARIS…  Last porn cinema closing …

The times they are a changen … Porn is no longer – in Paris at least – what it used to be and where it used to be. Once, and not so many years ago, the only place in Paris to find porn was in a porn cinema.  Today, though, porn being only a click […]

Lille … a delightful French town …. So too certainly at Christmas …

You’ve seen what there is to see in Paris and around Paris – Versailles, Fontainebleau, Chartres etc etc etc. So, what else is there to see? Where can you go without having to break open your piggy bank, because a day-trip is quite possible. The answer: the town of Lille. Lille with 226,827 inhabitations for […]

RADIO IN FRANCE …

Do you ever listen to the radio? Or, do you think listening to the radio is old hat, something your old Gran and Granddad do? Well, listening tothe radio is still  something done here in France. And not just on the iPhone or the tablet, but indeed on a radio set! Here are the 6 […]

Death of a pet in France … The French Way …

  Dying in France is an expensive undertaking. A funeral, be it for a cremation or burial, costs around €2500 ($2910 / £2200) to €4000 ($4655 / £3514). This does not include the cemeteries’ fees (yes, one needs to have a grave dug and filled up afterwards and these are paying services) but it does […]

Some Paris bistros and bars start charging by the hour …

When I came to live in Paris, I was astounded at how long people remained sitting in bistros and bars and cafés and restaurants after they’d drunk or eaten. I was then told that it was quite acceptable to sit ‘all day’ over, say a coffee or a glass of wine.  Students, I was told, […]

EIFFEL TOWER … WHEN ITS PHOTOS ARE FORBIDDEN …

  I have often taken photos of the flickering Eiffel Tower.  In fact, I have some very nice and publishable photos of the flickering Eiffel Tower! However, they will be for my eyes only. How come? It is forbidden to publish photographs of the Eiffel Tower taken when its lights were flickering. Is this some […]

What’s in a name … ?

  One thing we all have in common: not one of us has chosen our name. Names are chosen for us before we have even been born. Unless of course for one reason or another we call ourselves by another name later in life: we are on the run from justice for example, or we […]

The Monte-Cristo Château …Here Alexandre Dumas Père wrote …

I’ve always believed – or at least from the time I’ve started writing books – that environment is important for the words to flow. Having just visited the château where Alexandre Dumas (the elder of two Dumas writers) lived and wrote the books for which he is today known as one of France’s greatest writers, […]

Vincent van Gogh … Death of the Virgin … Is this painting a Van Gogh? …

  In 2010 Englishman Adrian Spong, expert art historian, collector and dealer was browsing through the items his local auctioneer had on display. A 19th century landscape watercolour caught his skilled eye. He learnt that the watercolour was part of a five-painting lot. Despite being interested only in the watercolour, he, all the same, began […]

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POUR L’AMOUR D’UN POÈTE

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