Il est midi.

Every first Wednesday of the month at noon, each French commune plays the evacuation/air raid alarms from WWII. I love the historical significance of it and that the French have not forgotten the war.

But still, it’s a very creepy sound.

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  • Adventrice

    so that’s what that sound is!!! i kept wondering what was going on…last semester i was at farther away from downtown so i never got to hear it until recently. that’s very interesting.

    btw – this is zoezed from the assistant forums!

  • Adventrice

    so that’s what that sound is!!! i kept wondering what was going on…last semester i was at farther away from downtown so i never got to hear it until recently. that’s very interesting. btw – this is zoezed from the assistant forums!

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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