READERS' LETTERS (FRANCE)



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Please send us your opinions on our pages and also your memories of your travel to France. We will publish them in this page for the other readers to share your experience. Thank you very much for your time.


I was using Infoseek with Manosque as a keyword and was bumped to your server. What a great discovery. Even living in San Diego CA, I can appreciate us having the same interest in mediterranean countries. As to complement your information about Alpes de Haute Provence Terre des Festivals, let it be known about Manosque a l'Affiche and Jazz a Manosque. Their program has been up and running for 10 years and you can find it at http://www.imaginet.fr/lcostes/jazzma.htm Thank you for now. I will be back on your site to check more about it.
Sincerly,

Vincent, USA


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Liz Tompkins, USA


Great information. I am currently enamoured of France. I visited Paris for a week in 94 and am dying to get back. I am currently working on a novel about France during the First World War and have another one in mind set during the Second Empire. Keep up the good work. I will be visiting all of your web pages in the future.

Mary Jane Horstman, USA


Formidable! (please: sorry for my english!) I was searching some informations about France on the Net... And I found your URL by chance with WebCrawler (I love WebCrawler for most: not even on Yahoo or Alta Vista!). AND THIS IS FORMIDABLE!
I learned more about my little Country than in any other places on the Internet! Even French Official Places! And your informations are really accurate and useful. You make me see France with another loving rafreshing look!
Last of all, you really seem to appreciate our places and regions: you seem more chauvins than ourselves! (not easy!) you give me wonderful ideas for my next hollydays!!
God bless Australia!
MERCI!

Stéphane Rév. d'Ap', PARIS


Love your URLs on France!
I would like some help with a history lesson. While driving from France to Luxembourg last year, my wife and I happened upon the Citadel de Montmedy. It was not open (being repaired) but I seem to remember that Montmedy has historical significance. Was it during World War II, or during the Middle Ages? Can you help us with that information?
I am at fclark @ 800.dialiss.com
Thank you,

Fred Clark, U.S.A.


Press Relase :

The Club of the Strasbourg Philharmonique Orchestra (COPS) and its President, Nobel prize-winning chemist, Jean-Marie Lehn, are proud to announce the first European Young Composers Competition, of which the principal sponsor is the Caisse d’Epargne d’Alsace.
The competition has been set up to mark the inauguration of the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in 1998. Prizes will be awarded to four compositions for full orchestra, each lasting about 10 minutes. The works will be given their world première performances by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, under Jan Latham-Koenig, who will be taking over as Principal Conductor as of the 1997/1998 season.
The competition is open to young composers under 40 years of age on 1 December 1998. Competitors have to fulfil certain conditions, one of which is the need to be a citizen of a member State of the European Union or of the Concil of Europe.
The competition jury is to be chaired by Jan Latham-Koenig and will be made up of a number of renowned composers and personalities from the world of classical music.
The Jury will select the four prize-winning compositions by 31 January 1998. Total prize-money will amount to FRF 130,000 ( EURO 19,786) inluding a first prize of FRF 50,000 ( EURO 7610), awarded by the Caisse d'Epargne d'Alsace.The winning works will also receive a number of public performances.
The European Parliament, the Assembly of Regions of Europe, Musique nouvelle en liberté, ARTE and France 3 Alsace television channels, are among the competition's Official Partners. The competition itself is being organised by the COPS.

Information: Cercle de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
BP 1049-1050 F
F-67070 Strasbourg Cédex
France
Tél : 33 (0)3 88 15 09 00
Fax: 33 (0)3 88 15 09 01

For any additional information, please refer to the competition rules, which can be obtained from the above address.


I understand that this page is generally for tourist purposes. However, I am having problems locating any information on terrorist threats in France, particularly the FLNC and the ETA. I am organizing a booklet for an independent research project in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Any links or advice you could offer me would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards.

Maura Siobhan Crossin, U.S.A.


Hello Webmaster,
Please provide us with information on tour operators that are working in France; their e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, URLs, phones or faxes. This information will be used to establish long-term cooperation between Russian and French firms.
Thank You!

Yuri Romanenko, Russia



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