Cheese it!

Like many French towns and cities, the heart of the shopping district downtown is closed to automobiles.  We are here early this morning, so we beat the crowds, but these streets are usually teaming with shoppers.

As is our custom, our students have a set of specific assignments this morning.  Among them is that of noting and classifying names of streets.  Cities almost never use numbers for streets here, and each name is usually either descriptive or commemorative.  A walk through a French town is like a walk through a history book.  The first street we turn onto after giving the assignments is the rue Jean Moulin.  Jean Moulin is a famous hero of the French Resistance who was captured and executed by the Nazis in World War II.

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