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Posts Tagged ‘marais’

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 10:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

“The snow created a holiday of disgruntlement. People gave each other rueful grins as they slipped and slid on the icy sidewalks, everyone secretly happy to share a new reason for complaint.”—Mark Zero

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 08:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

“The Marais is a metropolitan muck and muddle, dirty, rich and teeming with life. The streets are narrow, the buildings are high and grimy. Kings and counts built palaces here; the palaces still stand, but they’ve been divided into haute couture boutiques that fight for space with tobacco shops and chocolatiers. Here, you’ll see fashion models elbowing street hustlers for space on the tiny slivers of sidewalks as they rush to the same centuries-old but newly trendy café.”—Mark Zero

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 08:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Marais: delicious chocolate from artisan shops that have been open continuously for hundreds of years!

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 07:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Marais in Paris: Romantic & Fashionable!

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 07:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Places des Vosges, in the Marais: Originally a swamp, the Marais was drained in the twelfth century by the Knights Templar, so that monks could grow vegetable gardens there. In the fourteenth century, aristocrats evicted the monks and began building grand mansions—a development that culminated in Henri IV’s construction of the Place des Vosges, the seat of the royal court in the early 1600s. 

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The main character of The French Art of Revenge is an American war photographer named Luke who lives in the Marais district of Paris. His apartment is typical of apartments in the Marais: an anonymous, security-coded door on the street, a charming 16th century courtyard, and wooden stairs up to a tiny apartment with a courtyard view.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero

Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 06:11 PM  posted by sysadmin

The Chappellerie Simon-les Canotiers du Marais, the oldest couture hat shop in the Marais district of Paris. The French Art of Revenge features a  hat designer named Séverine, who owns a shop in the Marais and accidentally becomes involved in an art heist.

The French Art of Revenge by Mark Zero