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French Favorites

Here is a selection of our favorite books, films, etc. about France.

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Les Miserables by Victor HugoLES MISERABLES
by Victor Hugo

I read this classic tome just before I ventured out of North America on my first trip to France as an exchange student after high school, and I still think of it often.

 I loved the mood of epic romance that I still equate so much with France and especially Paris. I also loved it's descriptions of Paris during the revolution, particularly the other city of catacombs and sewers beneath the actual city of Paris.

It also gives a sense of the history that pervades life in France - hard to believe that all this was going on the same year La Maison des Deux Clochers was built. I found that reading Les Miserables really coloured my perceptions and experiences in France, and still does to this day. 

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