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Newsletter April 2014
In vain the ruling Socialist wished was a real Poisson d'Avril, too bad, the Municipal Elections were not a real Poisson d' Avril for ruling Socialists. The Socialists lost about 150 town-halls (at the time of this writing the exact number is unclear) with a population of over 9,000 and saw the Front National (FN) win Hénin-Beaumont in the first round, winning 50.5% of the vote in a once Socialist stronghold.

La Maison du Cure
Self catering Gite in the popular village of Cormatin in Southern Burgundy. Built in 1823, it use to be the home of the village priest. This cosy holiday cottage is available all year. It has 3 bedrooms sleeping 5/6 people.

Gasoline/Petrol Consumption
Fuel efficiency in continental Europe is measured in liters consumed per 100 km, which is the inverse of the UK/US standard miles per gallon.

April 19th, 1910
La Gare du Quai d'Orsay (now Musee d'Orsay) from a postcard dated April 19th, 1910. Photo taken during the 1910 flood of Paris.

April 17th, 1906
Rue de la Sabliere (now rue Marcel Sembat) in Le Creusot from a postcard postmarked April 17th, 1906.

Hameau BASSINAUD
Relax in the Charente countryside in a family-friendly ambience. Charentaise stone cottages and rooms for rent in our tiny hamlet just outside Juignac. Old world charm with new, modern comforts - swimming pool, wi-fi, kitchenettes, etc. Two cottage apartments (each sleeps 3-4), or 3 BandB-style single/double rooms in our 'main house.' Patios offer quiet views of the countryside. French-American hospitality, with informal French conversation classes by request.

Chalet Bibendum
A unique holiday home for winter ski and summer holidays in Chamonix. Open year round. Ideally located in the tranquil, picturesque Savoyard hamlet of Les Bois, a 5 minute drive from the center of Chamonix and a short walk to La Flegere lift. La Flegere is well known for skiing and snowboarding in winter or hiking, mountain biking or golf in summer. The 300-year-old Chalet Bibendum is a tastefully renovated holiday home, where the comfort of a luxury hotel service meets the magic of a bygone time. The spacious chalet enjoys a beautiful sunny exposure and is designed to deliver panoramic breathtaking views - it is like living in a postcard!

Ornes France
Ornes in the Meuse department was part of the Verdun battlefield and totally destroyed in WWI.


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