samedi 31 mai 2008

Fontenoy la joute

Le village du livre de Fontenoy-la-Joûte a été créé en 1996. Ce petit village rural compte 19 bouquineries aménagées dans d'anciennes granges et qui vendent près de 800.000 livres d'occasion. Ce village rural du XIIème siècle a su se reconvertir d'une manière originale. Aujourd'hui, c'est un endroit fréquenté qui vit des livres. A titre d'exemple, le village du livre a reçu 64 000 visiteurs en 1996 et 89 000 en 1997. Au centre du village, on peut trouver ce panneau d'indication pour le moins original.

The books village of Fontenoy-la-Joûte was created in 1996. This small rural village numbers 19 second-hand booksellers set up in former barns. These booksellers sell 800.000 second-hand books. This rural village of the XIIth century found an original way to convert. Today, it's a busy place. There was 64 000 visitors in 1996 and 89 000 in 1997. Each year, this number increases. At the village center, you can see this original signpost.

vendredi 30 mai 2008


Quelle heure est-il?

What time is it?

jeudi 29 mai 2008

the rose garden / la roseraie

Une partie du parc de la pépinière est aménagé en roseraie. En ce moment, c'est la pleine période. Il y en a pour tous les goûts. Les nombreux bancs permettent de faire une pause et les paons adorent passer par là!

A part of "le parc de la pépinière" is a rose garden. Currently, the roses are in flower. There are flowers for all tastes. The benches give the occasion to have a break and peacoks love to have a walk in this garden!

lundi 26 mai 2008

temple protestant

L'église Saint-Joseph des Prémontrés, construite à proximité de l'ancienne porte Saint-Jean, sert de temple protestant depuis 1807.
L'hospice des prémontrés fut fondé en 1635. L'église fut construite sur les plans de Betto, très lentement : elle ne fut terminée qu'en 1759, par Claude Mique.

This church is a protestant church since 1807. The construction ended in 1759.

dimanche 25 mai 2008

mother day / fête des mères

Une brassée de fleurs à l'occasion de la fête des mères!

Some flowers for the mother day!

vendredi 23 mai 2008

basilique Saint Epvre (3)

Bon week-end à tous!

Have a nice week-end!

jeudi 22 mai 2008

pierre percée

Aujourd'hui, je vous emmène au lac de pierre percée. C'est le plus grand lac artificiel de Lorraine (304 ha et 32 kilomètres de pourtour). C'est un endroit agréable pour se promener, surtout l'été, car tout le tour du lac est boisé.

Today, a photo of "le lac de pierre percée" (the pierced stone lake). It's the bigger artifical lake of Lorraine (304 hectares and a circumference of 32 kilometers); It's a very peaceful place to have a walk, especially in summer, as it's a wooded place.

mardi 20 mai 2008


Près du palais du gouvernement, on trouve toute une série de bustes de personnages historiques célèbres (empereurs romains notamment). Malheureusement, en ce moment, la zone est en travaux, il faudra donc attendre pour voir une photo de l'ensemble ...

Near the "palais du gouvernement" you can see statues of several great names of history (roman emperors for example). Unfortunately, there are works on the square for the moment. You will have to wait to see a photo of the whole square.

lundi 19 mai 2008

dimanche 18 mai 2008

en passant par Paris...

Hier, petit passage à Paris à l'occasion de la veggie pride 2008! Une belle journée pour les végétariens et les végétaliens! Une bonne ambiance comme chaque année. Pour plus d'infos, c'est par là.

Yesterday, I was in Paris for the veggie pride 2008. It was a nice day for vegetarians and vegetalians. there was a nice ambiance as each year! For more informations, it's here.

vendredi 16 mai 2008

I'm back...

Me voilà de retour! Non, point de vacances, tout simplement des problèmes avec France télécom. Une panne qui m'a tenu éloignée de mon blog (et des vôtres) pendant 10 jours. Mais voilà, depuis aujourd'hui, tout est rentré dans l'ordre. J'en profite pour vous mettre une photo ensoleillée avec vue sur la préfecture de Meurthe-et-Moselle.

I'm back! I was not in holidays but I just had some problems with my internet provider .... That's why I was away for more than a week!
For my return, a sunny photo of the prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

lundi 5 mai 2008

Saint Epvre (3)

Une autre vue sur la cathédrale St Epvre. La photo a été prise la semaine dernière.

Another view on St Epvre cathedral. This photo was taken last week.

dimanche 4 mai 2008

le jardin de la citadelle / the citadel garden

Sur les remparts de la vieille-ville, adossé à la porte de la citadelle édifiée en 1598 par Charles III, se cache un petit jardin secret. De facture médiévale mais sous influence de la Renaissance, ce jardin présente des carrés de plantes aromatiques et médicinales.

Backing onto the Citadel Gate built by Charles III in 1598, formerly part of the ramparts of the Old Town of Nancy, the citadel garden has a unique atmosphere. The many tall trees provide very welcome shade in this secret garden of only 1500 sq yds.
Originally laid out in medieval times, but influenced by the Renaissance, this is a garden of aromatic and medicinal plants.

samedi 3 mai 2008


Ca y est, les rhododendrons sont en fleurs! Bon week-end à vous tous!

Rhododendrons are in bloom! Have a nice week-end!

jeudi 1 mai 2008

Theme day : numbers

A croire que la mer n'est pas si loin de Nancy ...

I thought that the sea was a little bit far from Nancy ....

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