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Auctions, Commemorations and Restorations

November 18, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
This slipper once greced Marie-Antoinette’s foot.
This silk slipper once greced Marie-Antoinette’s foot.

A compendium of good reads about Paris and France in English.

One tattered shoe: only $50,000
A well-worn white slipper with a spool heel was auctioned off in France on Sunday for $50,000. What was the appeal? It belonged to Marie-Antoinette. CTV News reports.

More Resistance heroes
The Local tells us about some little-known heroes of the French Resistance: women and a young child.

Remembering November 13, 2015
Time magazine and France 24 look back at the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris five years ago.

Obama on Sarkozy
Former U.S. President Barack Obama mentions relations with French in his new book and takes a swing at former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, calling him a “bantam cock.” France 24.

Art news
The Art Newspaper reports on plans for the restoration of the Miró Labyrinth at the Maeght Foundation in the South of France.

Refugee camp
describes the dismantling by the police of a refugee camp near Paris where 2,000 migrants were living.

Whale fatalities
The Animal Reader brings distressing news about the mysterious deaths of several fin whales that have washed up on beaches in western France.



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