Our cities make us great : the freer they are - and more dynamic - the better off we all are. The past few days has demonstrated how we are living in a world where one has to take sides. Either one is for freedom, for social, economic and cultural interaction, for fun, for music, for life. Or one is against these things.
The City of Light refuses to go dark.
The way she tells it, Anne-Charlotte Moulard grew up in a fairytale. "I was born in northern France, close to the sea," she says. "We could see the coast of England when the sun shone and the sea was calm."
Today the city looks much like it did before the war, with an exceptional variety of architectural styles, dating from the Romanesque to the Baroque and Neo-Classical.
When it's time to take a relaxing break from all the sightseeing, be sure to stop by one of these cafes to enjoy a cortado -- small coffee with milk -- and serving of something sweet.
Marrakech may be a mystery in the dark. An expert's puzzle. We knew this. And we came for it. But in the maze of twisty streets and market souks, we are hunting a kind of familiarity, too.