The photos in the slideshow were taken in several village in the Luberon (Provence) — Gordes, Lacoste, Roussillon, Bonnieux... and maybe others.
France is going back into a lockdown, we learned last night. It is being called a "lockdown light" — un confinement allégé. We'll get the details today after the parliament and the prime minister iron them out. To prepare, I went and got my hair cut yesterday, and Walt will be doing the same this morning. I also went and did a big shopping so that we'll have plenty of groceries on hand for the next few weeks.
One of the great figures in recent French linguistics — he was a lexicographer and lexicologiste, as well as a radio personality and dictionary author — has passed away. Alan Rey was his name. He was 92 years old. An article in yesterday's Le Monde newspaper describes him this way: ...non content d’être un « géologue » du vocabulaire, érudit aux connaissances encyclopédiques, linguiste, historien, amateur d’art et de gastronomie, Alain Rey, qui est mort le 28 octobre, à Paris, à l’âge de 92 ans, était un passionnant conteur. Il savait partager son immense savoir avec gourmandise, éminçant à plaisir l’histoire des mots, pour mieux exhaler parfum et saveurs – comme lorsqu’on prépare la