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Salt mine in Varangéville

17 Mars 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Meurthe-et-Moselle

The mine in Varangéville is the only salt mine in France but also the last mine still working in France. It started in 1855 with another mine shaft quite near from the one on the picture. This one, called Puits Saint Jean-Baptiste, started in 1869. We...

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Spring time in Lorraine

13 Mars 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

About three weeks ago I wrote winter was over in Lorraine. It is even more true now. Temperatures are really above average this year. For about ten days they have been going between 16°C (60° F) and 19°C (66° F) in day time. Spring is here. Plants are...

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So many at the Foire Grasse in Lunéville

10 Mars 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Life

Each time we go to the Foire Grasse in Lunéville I am surprised by the quantity and sorts of saucissons secs (dried French sausages). Each year there are more. Of course all people selling meat at the fair also sell the simple saucisson sec (pork only,...

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597th Foire Grasse in Lunéville

7 Mars 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Tradition

For 597 years the day before Shrove Tuesday has been the day Lunéville organizes its fair, the Foire Grasse (Fat Fair). The first happened in 1417. People wanted to sell all their meat and eggs before Lent started. A part of this idea has been kept nowadays....

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Gardens of Light at Lunéville castle

4 Mars 2014 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lunéville

On the 1st of March people were invited to go to the park of the castle in Lunéville near the biggest fountain and join a new event called Les Jardins de Lumière (Gardens of Light) at 8 pm. Other places in the world were celebrating the same event in...

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