It seems that there is a trend in Australia at the moment (perhaps elsewhere too) to buy or wear items with random French words on the front.
I can understand “l’amour” or “Bojour” but I wonder if people who are wandering about with “Parlez vous brunçh?” or “Va te faire foutre” have any idea what they are saying. (Apologies to French speakers for the last example but it was on a t-shirt I saw and the hipster guy wearing it did not appear to understand how offensive it was)
Paris is a city of different motifs – Love, Art, Culture. Their signs are everywhere. Freedom is another motif repeated through sculpture and printed in large letters on public buildings. I have yet to see a Liberté, égalité, fraternité t-shirt which to me would be far better than “Do you speak brunch?”
Montmartre is still wonderfully charming and, although we went in spring, only the main “art” section was bustling with people. A turn off the beaten tourist track and you can walk your was up to Montmartre through this little known way which leads you straight to the Sacre Coeur.
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Bon weekend mes amis!