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& Elsewhere

Placez-vous sur les chemins, regardez,
Et demandez quels sont les anciens sentiers,
Quelle est la bonne voie;
marchez-y, Et vous trouverez le repos de vos âmes !

One of many Paris pages -- Lyon -- Saint-Étienne, Clermont-Ferrand et Valence -- le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval -- Voiron -- Grenoble -- Digne-les-Bains & Embrun -- Die, Gap & Briançon -- le Saint-Suaire -- Belfort -- Colmar -- Mulhouse -- Strasbourg -- Sens -- Auxerre, Chablis & Dijon -- Mâcon, Auton et Beaune -- Bourges, Sancerre & Nevers -- Poitiers -- Toulouse -- Carcassonne -- Béziers -- Narbonne -- A few more: Montpellier -- Nîmes -- Arles -- Orange -- Castres & Castries -- Marseille -- Aix-en-Provence -- Avignon -- Nice -- Troyes -- Orléans -- Blois -- Tours -- Angers -- Auch -- Pau -- Bayonne and Dax -- Bordeaux -- Île de Ré, La Roche-sur-Yon, LaRochelle, Rochefort, Saintes and Royan -- Nantes -- Cæn & Rouen (Avranches, Argentan, Alençon et l'Aigle) -- Rennes & Brittany -- Le Mans -- Châtellerault & Châteauroux -- Limousin Region -- Périgueux -- Aurillac, Rodez & Albi -- Chartres and Montparnasse -- Senlis -- Compiègne -- Soissons -- Saint-Quentin, Laon and Hirson -- Beauvais -- Amiens, Albert and Abbeville -- Boulogne-sur-Mer (Bourbourg, Dunkerque & Calais) -- Lens, Arras & Cambrai -- Reims -- Mayence -- Trèves and Aix-la-Chapelle -- Metz, Longwy and Nancy -- Chamonix, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambéry and Albertville -- Besançon -- Tarbes -- Amboise, Loches, Chinon et Louden -- Lille et Belgique (Liège, Namur, Charleroi & Mons) -- Brugge, Gent, Antwerpen & Bruxelles -- Some Mountains in Southern France -- Foix and Tarascon-sur-Ariège

Pictures Maps & More, this will take you Forever to explore -- More HERE (need to know your regions)

German and Swiss City Links -- Luxembourg

A few more of the familiar places that hosted the Tour de France in 2013 were: Nice, Marseille, Albi, Castres, Brittany / Bretagne, Mont St. Michel, Tours, Lyon, Gap, Embrun, Annecy -- Then it was a short jump for the ride to end from Versailles to Paris.

France - Photo and History Pages -- truly a wonderful work of art

Celtic/Frank History -- Germaniæ Historiæ
Anglo Saxons et.al.

Reformation from a French-Protestant point of view

Paris: Environs -- Winter 2007 (an impression) -- Art in Bercy -- Maclet -- Mont Saint-Michel -- Other Churches -- our newest Paris Page
Edict of Nantes -- Bastille Day -- Rights of Man -- The French Revolution

To Try, svp: http://french-word-a-day.typepad.com/

Wines of France ... Svp. match the grapes with the region
1. Grenache                 a - Burgundy
2. Cabernet Franc       b - Alsace
3. Mourvèdre                c - Côtes du Rhône
4. Chinon                     d - Provence
5. Chardonnay             e - Languedoc-Roussillon
6. Sylvaner                   f - Bordeaux
7. Carignan                  g - Loire 

answ: http://www.au-chateau.com/auChateauNews49.php

most recent: http://www.au-chateau.com/auChateauNewsphp.htm

If you are going to Paris, why not take a Paris Through the Ages stroll alongside Arthur Gillette to know some of the city's fascinating history from an expert ~ in October 2009 one could study the Mouffetard Quarter: the 'Quaint' Plus stroll. Rue Mouffetard was at the beginning of the ancient road to Lyon and Rome 2000 years ago. Today it has a street market that dates to 1350, as well as a fountain erected by Marie de Medici and the French National Bank, great shopping and nearby churches of mystery and age ! For information e-mail Arthur at armedv@aol.com

Placez-vous sur les chemins, regardez, Et demandez quels sont les anciens sentiers, Quelle est la bonne voie; marchez-y, Et vous trouverez le repos de vos âmes !

We believe that God wishes to have the world governed by laws and magistrates, so that some restraint may be put upon its disordered appetites. And as he has established kingdoms, republics, and all sorts of principalities, either hereditary or otherwise, and all that belongs to a just government, and wishes to be considered as their Author, so he has put the sword into the hands of magistrates to suppress crimes against the first as well as against the second table of the Commandments of God. We must therefore, on his account, not only submit to them as superiors, but honor and hold them in, all reverence as his lieutenants and officers, whom he has commissioned to exercise a legitimate and holy authority. {Article 39}

We hold, then, that we must obey their laws and statutes, pay customs, taxes, and other dues, and bear the yoke of subjection with a good and free will, even if they are unbelievers, provided that the sovereign empire of God remain intact. Therefore we detest all those who would like to reject authority, to establish community and confusion of property, and overthrow the order of justice. {Article 40}

In France, the first successful synod reuniting the reformed churches adopted a statement of faith principles (in 1559) called the Confession of Faith of LaRochelle.

Article 39 et 40: L'article 39 et la première partie de l'article 40, supposent l'existence d'Etats où l'autorité est exercée dans le respect de la souveraineté absolue de Dieu, les Autorités se considérant elles-mêmes comme les lieutenants de Dieu, établis pour exercer une charge légitime et sainte.

Ce n'est guère le cas à présent. Les Eglises réformées ne considèrent pas, aujourd'hui, que le second paragraphe de l'article 39 et le premier de l'article 40 expriment leur foi. Ces deux paragraphes devraient être profondément remaniés, pour ne pas légimiter et favoriser l'intervention d'un pouvoir dictatorial non chrétien de l'autorité civile dans les affaires ecclésiastiques, et légitimer, au yeux d'un pouvoir athée, toutes sortes de persécutions contre les chrétiens.

Dans l'impossibilité de faire accepter, selon la discipline synodale, une nouvelle rédaction aux Eglises réformées à travers le monde, le mieux est de considérer que ces deux paragraphes ne lient pas notre conscience. http://erei.free.fr/referens/la_rochelle.htm

Blvd St. Michel

An impression of Boulevard St-Michel about 1905, but the area has not changed all that much
Paris circa 1906

This portrays Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont to the top right on the hill. The church on the west end of Rue St. Victor (Église St-Nicolas du Chardonnet) would be on the left (or possibly l'église St Séverin). Painted from a window several stories above Rue St-Jacques in about 1906, so in the forefront you can see the distinctive belltower of l'église St-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas. GO HERE for a view from across the street, below that church looking towards the artist's position.

Old Building in Nice: http://www.redferngallery.com/ -- Italy: Town on Hill (http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5358786)

La Rue Saint-Rustique, 
Montmartre (Utrillo) Biography of Artist (above): Clarence Keiser Hinkle, a California painter of landscape, portrait and still life was part of the group who exhibited modernist work during the 1930's and 1940's. Hinkle studied in Paris at the turn of the century (spent six years studying in Europe, first in Holland and then in France). In Paris, he studied at the Beaux Arts, Colarossi and the Julian Academy. He was back in States by 1912. http://www.edenhurstgallery.com/ --

Another impression of Les Panthéon et Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont (circa 1905)
-- from 1807.

To the left: a Utrillo -- "La Rue Saint-Rustique, Montmartre"

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Near Auxerre is Noyers, a charming Burgundian town. Noyers la Médiévale is a designated member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, on the unspoiled banks of the River Serein (meaning serene). The Serein is the main waterway of the Chablis wine district in Burgundy. Noyers remains a town of granite cobblestone streets, colombage houses and winding little walkways filled with flowers and charm. One may visit the ramparts, towers and gates of the old castle, and/or spend some time in the Naïve Art Museum.

The history we read of Noyers tells us that it was a Celtic settlement founded before the Roman conquest, and it became the seat of a prominent family by the 12th century. It was here that Guy de Noyers, the Bishop of
Sens, was born. You may remember that he was crowned King Philippe Auguste in 1180. Noyers eventually became property of the powerful Dukes of Burgundy in 1419. The prince of Condé became count of Noyers and made the city a place of Huguenot refuge. It was taken by Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. Wine and trading in grain made the town wealthy. According to historic records, there were vines as well as walnut and cherry trees on the surrounding hills. from http://www.au-chateau.com/auChateauNews52.htm -- Many Pictures

New: 09/26/08