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  • February 8. 1828: Jules Verne

    Gerald Ghislain

    Posted on February 01 2019

    February 8. 1828: Jules Verne

    He is born in Nantes at the beginning of this revolutionary century. The ocean nearby will cast him off to faraway lands that will go on to inspire his resounding adventure novels.

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  • February 17, 1904: Madame Butterfly

    Gerald Ghislain

    Posted on February 01 2019

    February 17, 1904: Madame Butterfly

    It is in 1900 in London that Puccini discovers the story of Madame Butterfly, and decides to make an opera of it. After a disastrous premiere, the play has flourished today, to be one of the most popular in the world.

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  • Restaurant to be

    Gerald Ghislain

    Posted on January 03 2019

    Restaurant to be

    Discover the flavors of Morocco while never leaving the Marais. All you need to do is get yourself to Chez Omar, located at 47 rue de Bretagne to have one of the best couscous in all of Paris.

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  • January 5, 1874: The inauguration of the Garnier Opera

    Gerald Ghislain

    Posted on January 03 2019

    January 5, 1874: The inauguration of the Garnier Opera

    Three bombs, one unknown architect, and 13 years of work is what it took to bring the most Napoleon III themed edifice to the City of Light.

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  • January 11, 1886: First world championship of chess

    Gerald Ghislain

    Posted on January 03 2019

    January 11, 1886: First world championship of chess

    64 spaces, 32 pieces, and an infinite amount of possibilities... Considered a "mental arm wrestle", the game of chess, once reserved for the noble classes, has now become one of the most renown thinking games of the world.

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