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A few pictures from the Écouen Renaissance Museum

During my last trip to France, I visited the Écouen castle with my grandad. Originally built between 1538 and 1550, it was used as a school for the daughters of chevaliers of the Legion d’Honneur between 1807 and 1962. Nowadays, it is home to France’s Renaissance museum, the “Musée national de la…

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On being an atheist

The son of French and Portuguese families, I was brought up Catholic. I went to Sunday school every week – it actually takes place on Wednesdays in France – until my early teens. It was a good excuse to meet friends to trade Pokemon cards, so I didn’t mind. I also got dragged to…

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