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Don and Linda
> Paris, daytrips from Paris, Provence, Haute Provence, Cote d'Azur,
> valley of the Loire, Normandy, Belgium, Amsterdam and Venice posts are
> visible with pictures on http://www.jack-travel.com/
> The French Francilien (read citizen of Ile de France) adores using
> an own vocabulary, sort of eccentric slang different enough from
> official language to surprise uninitiated. Students of the quartier
> Latin never speak about the boulevard Saint-Michel, but about the
> Boul'Mich. The Maube is the just adjoining place Maubert. If you
> don't want to be pointed at as a tourist, never say Jardin du
> Luxembourg, better use Luco, like any authentic Parisian. Following
> the model of the Maube there is the Mouffe, alias rue Mouffetard. It
> is very old fashioned to have a promenade along the Champs Elysees,
> prefer doing it along the Champss' . Between Chatelet and Gare du
> l'Est we have the Topol or the Sebastoche if you prefer. I hope
> you recognized the boulevard Sebastopol. And when you live in
> Montparnasse, you are a Montparno.
> But isn't this a habit taken by the citizens of all world cities?
> My Paris,daytrips from Paris, Provence, Haute Provence, Cote d'Azur,
> valley of the Loire,Normandy, Belgium, Amsterdam and Venice essays on
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