Archive: May, 2016

The Château of Fontainebleau: French Elegance or Scandalous Extravagance?

  You’ve been to the Château of Versailles, and you still want to see another chateau. In that case, the Château of Fontainebleau is the answer. In fact, very many of those who visit it think that this château is much more beautiful than that of Versailles. I thought so too, now I wonder whether […]

STEALING THE MONA LISA FROM THE LOUVRE …

 It is not possible, you will say, to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Well it is … it was! As you will discover when you read what I’ve written here.  The streets of Paris were already hot but still silent on this summer morning just before eight. It was Monday, August 21. The […]

Step aside Van Gogh … Gauguin … Monet … Manet … Here comes Marilyn Z. Tomlins …

I’ve started to paint. Paint pictures that is and not walls. I wrote an article about it which you can read here on the site English Informer in the UK and here on the site English Informer in France . This is how I start the article: For some years I’ve wanted to paint. I mean […]

SPORTING EVENTS IN PARIS FOR THIS SUMMER 2016 …

On Monday 16 May – five days from the day I am writing these words – the first of three major sporting events which Paris will host this summer is to start. This is the French Tennis Open Championship: what we call here in France ‘Roland Garros’ because the court where the matches will be […]

SCEAUX … SO GOOD FOR AN OUTING FROM PARIS …

Just 9 kilometres (6 miles) from central Paris is the Domaine of Sceaux, pronounced So  – the Park of Sceaux with its castle (chateau). It is an excellent place for a day’s outing. I wrote about it on the site – English Informer in France – and I am sure that reading my article you […]

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