Monday, May 12, 2014

Fermee!


I left England debating whether it was a secular society, following an article in The Church Times by David Cameron. In France, I was interested to find that Bordeaux Cathedral closes for lunch. Would that decision be made by la Cathedrale or by l'Etat?

7 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Or Monsieur le Maire or the ladies who sell the postcards.

1:41 pm  
Anonymous Portinari said...

I have my suspicions about l'Etat considering the iconoclasm of the end of the 18th cent to say nothing of the banning of religion in favour of 'reason'.

4:28 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

If ever you com to live in the SW you'll find that lunch transcends both.

6:13 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

Imagine my surprise to find that the saintly Mr. Terry Wogan has written about the same issue in this mornings Daily Telegraph ! His economic insights had ,until now, passed me by.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10820127/France-adheres-to-its-customs-no-matter-what.html

8:15 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Bonjour 'goose! That is so funny and absolutely right, particularly about the petrol stations!

8:33 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Salut ED & Portinari (the cellars of Lewes were correct re TB...)

8:56 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

It's France. Of course they shut for lunch. Don't forget that the modern day " poilu" when in the battlefield has a four course meal served twice a day....

10:34 am  

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