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France holds quiet D-Day commemorations in shadow of coronavirus Small ceremonies were held in France on Saturday to mark the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings that paved the way for the liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis.
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France commemorates D-Day without crowds amid pandemic At daybreak on Saturday, Charles Shay stood lonesome without any fellow veteran on the very same beach where he waded ashore 76 years ago, part of one of the most epic battles in military history that came to be known as D-Day and turned the tide of World War II. Read More
Protests against police violence and racism in US to go ahead in Paris despite Covid-19 French police have banned two rallies to be held in front of the United States Embassy in Paris on Saturday, in honour of George Floyd, a black American who died at the hands of police last month. Similar protests around France have been cancelled, due to the Covid-19 lockdown rules Read More

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…