Jacqueline Dubois Pasquier

About Jacqueline Dubois Pasquier

After teaching for 20 years abroad, I mostly live now in Paris, where I feel both like a native and an expat. I enjoy being part of My French Life™ as it makes my life in Paris even more meaningful and special. I have a passion for literature and movies. I share my thoughts in my blog and on twitter.”
27 11, 2013

Rencontre avec les Etoiles à l’Institut d’Astrophysique et l’Observatoire de Paris

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J’avais toujours aperçu le dôme de l’Observatoire de Paris, près de la place Denfert Rochereau, et je connaissais son histoire, mais je n’avais jamais eu la curiosité de le visiter.

2 04, 2013

The lost head of beloved French king, Henri IV

By |2013-05-21T16:36:42+10:00Apr 2, 2013|0 Comments

Severed from its body during the 1793 ransacking of the French kings’ sepulchres at St Denis Basilica, and after being detained by private owners for over two centuries, Henri IV’s head was finally found, identified and should soon be given a proper second burial to rest in peace for eternity – for good this time.

26 02, 2013

My new French love interest: Paris, 1914 in color

By |2013-04-23T04:09:33+10:00Feb 26, 2013|0 Comments

In a world that was on the brink of being changed forever by war and globalisation, Kahn’s images document events such as the collapse of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as the daily life of people from countries as far away as Mongolia, Benin or Brazil.

1 02, 2013

Uncovering secret Paris: revival of the Parisian passages

By |2013-05-02T00:06:23+10:00Feb 1, 2013|3 Comments

From the late 1700s till the mid-1800s, 100 or so Passages were built in Paris. Their demise was signalled by the first department stores and for the few which survived Haussmann’s remodeling of Paris, they were only the shadows of their former splendor.

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