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© FRANCK DUBRAY / OUEST-FRANCE The Covid intensive care unit at Nantes University Hospital. In one week, it went from 32.3% (October 13) to 42.9% (October 20), an increase of 10.6 points in 7 days. 42.9%. This was the average percentage of intensive care beds occupied by Covid patients in France as of Tuesday, October 20, while the government is preparing to announce new restrictive measures in its weekly update on Thursday, October 22, in the face of the upsurge of the epidemic in France.
Just a few kilometers from Paris, adorable villages have attracted a number of aesthetes. Sophie Jovillard takes us in the footsteps of great artists…
Dannemois: The Cloclo mill
In order to escape Parisian madness, Claude François acquired, in 1964, the Moulin de Dannemois (91). It was in this haven of peace, surrounded by greenery, that the singer met with his family, and where he liked to invite his friends. Most of his songs and music were written there. Now a museum and a restaurant, the Moulin de Dannemois is a place of pilgrimage for the many fans of Cloclo. Hundreds of them go there every weekend, humming the hits of their idol, before going to meditate at his grave in the village cemetery.
China sacrifices its villages
© Cheng Min / Xinhua-Réa 23048_1377498_k2_k1_3190106.jpg Pressed by Beijing, the prefectures are moving farmers to the outskirts of small towns to expand agricultural land. Often in a brutal way. In Shandong Province, on a small road in Binzhou Prefecture, the sign leading to Zhaibo still stands. But the village no longer exists. He was shaved in the spring. Until the end of May, it housed around 70 families who cultivated their corn and cotton fields and maintained their orchards.
Moret-sur-Loing: The source of inspiration for Alfred Sisley
The British artist has spent the last twenty years of his life painting this village in Seine-et-Marne. He found there a special atmosphere, and a light, evanescent, conducive to creation. During this period Alfred Sisley painted over 400 paintings, which he traded to pay rent and feed his family. On the day of his death, Jan. 29, 1899, there were 27 paintings left in his studio, pieces that had not found buyers, even for modest sums. On May 1, his friend Claude Monet organized the sale of these paintings in Paris, thus bringing in a tidy sum for the painter's orphans…
Milly- la-Forêt: Cocteau's refuge
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© Franck Dubray / Ouest-France The intensive care unit of the Nantes University Hospital with patients suffering from Covid-19 coronavirus. More than 2,900 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized in intensive care on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. They occupy half of the beds currently available in France in these services welcoming the most seriously ill patients, according to the latest official figures. But as the epidemic progresses, saturation is fast approaching.
In the heart of the village, the Saint-Blaise des Simples chapel stands in the shade of the trees in the surrounding park. Inside, stained glass windows and paintings are signed by Jean Cocteau. This ancient sickness was intended to cure the suffering with "simple", these basic medicinal plants, such as valerian, arnica or mint. Buried in this chapel in 1963, Cocteau fell in love with Milly-la-Forêt (91), of whom he said: "Here, I found a setting. »
In the heart of the Milly forest: L'antre du Cyclop, by Jean Tinguely
An encounter, in the middle of the woods, with a strange character… Built by the sculptor Jean Tinguely, husband of Niki de Saint Phalle, this Cyclops Head, in which we wander like in a labyrinth, is an assembly of 300 tonnes of metal, wood, ceramic ... To create this crazy project, more than 22 meters high, Jean Tinguely invited a collective of artists, each having deposited a piece. The Cyclop belongs to the collection of the State - Center National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap).
Samois-sur-Seine: In the footsteps of Django Reinhardt
The jazz guitarist only lived the last three years of his life in this small village, but his imprint has remained very strong there. After the war, Samois-sur-Seine (77) was the place where Parisians liked to come to relax and dance in taverns on the banks of the Seine. This is how Django Reinhardt fell in love with the village and its shores, where he loved to fish. Carried away by a cerebral congestion on May 16, 1953, at only 43 years old, Django rests in the cemetery of the town.
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