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In today’s episode, my friend Pauline and I take you to the 16th arrondissement of Paris.  This arrondissement is located between the Bois de Boulogne and the Tour Eiffel.  
There you can visit the Maison de Balzac, as we did, where the famous writer worked on La comédie humaine, a series of 90 novels representing all the aspects of life in the 19th century. Balzac lived there between 1840 and 1847, hiding from his creditors. Visiting the house is very moving, first because the place is unexpected in Paris : an ancient house with a lovely garden. Then because it’s strange to imagine that he lived and worked there. 
Then Pauline and I did some shopping in the neighboorhoud and will tell you about it. 

Talking about shopping, in the notes that go with this episode, you will find the mini survival French guide written last year. It contains the basic sentences that you might need when you are staying in France. 
Of course, as usual, I will highlight for you the expressions or sentences that are very natural in French.  And, as this episode is recorded on the spot, it contains a lot of typical expressions. 



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