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Hurry to France before it loses it's frenchness

Old Mar 1st, 2017, 09:44 AM
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Hurry to France before it loses it's frenchness

A decade ago I visited Albi, it was a lively, thriving place.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/w...ttom-well&_r=0
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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 09:50 AM
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day late and a $ short

A long thread already going

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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 09:57 AM
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Are a lot of them still smoking in France?
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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 11:41 AM
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yes dukey.
miss Janis. I read it this morning on my HOME DELIVERY
The prevous poster must have read on line where the times must post earlier
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Which town hasn't changed in 30 years ?
Even myself I'm not the same anymore.
Look at old movies - people could actually park in the street !

Anyway, as long as French stay rude, nothing will change for US tourists.

4tain, les gars, eh oh, on n'a pas changé ! on est toujours les mêmes. Ah ouais, on a tous une voiture, un tel portable, les agriculteurs ne moissonnent plus à la main et puis quoi encore ?
Bah.
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Losing our Frenchness - not really - the new France now has shopping centers outside the city centers - but it is still French.

Losing Frenchness is a lament of my French in-laws -and it means too many immigrants are changing the French way of life.
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Albi was a little quiet last summer, but it didn't bother me any. Can't say that parking was any easier, especially around the Cathédrale d'Albi.
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I just read a book about Albi. I have always found many French villages roll up the sidewalks at 6 pm. I tend to go for the bigger cities for this reason.
I agree WoinParis, nothing stays the same.
We lost Main St here in the US many years ago and many wish it was back but it isn't going to happen.
The new motorways killed a lot of the business in many places.
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