'Paris in Love': 8 stories of life in Paris

After moving her family to Paris for a year, author Eloisa James shares 8 stories of life in France.

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3. Walking on the sidewalk

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James said she and her husband Alessandro had to get used to the leisurely walking pace of the Parisians. "They amble down the street, meet friends and spend two minutes kissing, then plant themselves, chatting as if the day were created for this moment," James wrote. "My husband and I walk like New Yorkers: fast, dodging obstacles, glancing at windows, going places. It's taken a few months... but I now keep thinking: Where am I going that's so urgent, when all these French people don't agree?"

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