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Escaping capitalism (juste un peu) in France

Escaping capitalism (juste un peu) in France

Carolyne Lee  writes: A friend from London says she often hears her compatriots complaining (presumably after visiting France), “Why can’t France be more capitalist? You have to go to about five different shops to buy your headache tablets, your newspaper, your fish, your groceries, and your bread. It’s so inconvenient.” The people who say this […]

The light of St Jean de Luz

The light of St Jean de Luz

Nicola Heath writes: We arrived in St Jean de Luz at the same time as a blustery squall. It was the afternoon and all we could do was find a place to stay and literally batten down the hatches. The following morning the storm persisted and the furthest we ventured was to one of the […]

The revelation of Bordeaux, the quiet Paris

The revelation of Bordeaux, the quiet Paris

It won't surprise those who have visited the city before, or those who are better researchers than me, but Bordeaux was a revelation, says Nic Heath.