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charming way to say "eye-candy" in French

 

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Hats outside a shopfront in Paris, to go along with today's quote


bonheur pour les yeux

    : eye-candy

Audio File: (check back later for Jean-Marc's recording. Meantime, help! I need your assistance translating today's example sentence. Click here to leave your translation.)

Le bonheur des yeux lui ferait-il raccrocher son cœur comme le chapeau du porte-manteau ? (Philippe Rousseau, L'Or des ecrins)

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A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse

In today's post, a few more photos from the cruise. Enjoy... and see you tomorrow with a special post, in French, from Jean-Marc.

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Entering the town of Grignan, an ancient lavoir is all dressed up in columns
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The clock tower shows the time, the leaves, the season.
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In front of the antiques dealer's.

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The bistro (where my aunt and I stole the sugar... and got caught! Click here to read the story and to learn another term "en flagrant délit".) 
Queue de Chat (c) Kristin Espinasse
Do you see the cat?
Grignan Castle (c) Kristin Espinasse
Fellow cruisers on our AMA Waterways river voyage. Remember to keep my friend Susan in mind, if you need help with travel arrangements: Susan@CriticsChoiceVacations.com 
Grignan Old Village (c) Kristin Espinasse
Terrace with a view...

Grignan Gift Shop (c) Kristin EspinasseGuarding the goods: one of the many shop dogs you'll see in these quaint French villages. All of today's photos, above, were taken in the town of Grignan, where Madame de Sevigny wrote heartfelt letters to her daughter.

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