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Aliss by Patrick Sénécal

By Patrick Sénécal

Il était une fois... Alice, une jeune fille curieuse, délurée, fonceuse et intelligente de Brossard. À dix-huit ans, poussée par son besoin d'affirmation de soi, elle décide qu'il est temps de quitter le cégep et le cocon familial pour aller vivre sa vie là où tout est attainable, c'est-à-dire dans los angeles métropole. À los angeles suite d'une rencontre fortuite dans le métro, Alice aboutit dans un quartier dont elle n'a jamais entendu parler et où les gens sont extrêmement bizarres. Mais c'est basic, non ? Elle est à Montréal et dans toute grande ville qui se respecte, il y a plein d'excentriques, comme Charles ou Verrue, d'illuminés, comme Andromaque ou Chess, et d'êtres encore plus inquiétants, comme Bone et Chair… Alice s'installe donc et mord à pleines dents dans l. a. vie, prête à tout pour se tailler une position. Or, elle ne peut savoir que là où elle a élu abode, l'expression être « prêt à tout » revêt un sens très particulier…

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Montmartre St-Eustache With its mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles, this is one of the finest churches in Paris. St-Paul –St-Louis This Christ figure is one of the many rich furnishings in this Jesuit church, built in 1641 for Cardinal Richelieu. Opéra Quarter Beaubourg and Les Halles The Marais Ile de la Cité Ile St-Louis Latin Quarter Notre-Dame The great cathedral was left to rot after the Revolution, until Victor Hugo led a restoration campaign. Luxembourg Quarter Jardin des Plantes Quarter St-Séverin The west door leads to one of the finest medieval churches in the city.

It was frequented by Voltaire and Rousseau. 1760 Place de la Concorde, Panthéon and Ecole Militaire built 1785 1778 France supports 1770 1762 Rousseau’s Emile and the Social Contract Rousseau, philosopher and writer, believed that humans were naturally good and had been corrupted by society. David paints the Oath of the Horatii 1780 1782 First sidewalks built, in the Place du Théâtre Français 1783 Montgolfier brothers make the first hot-air balloon ascent I N T R O D U C I N G 30 PA R I S Paris During the Revolution In 1789 most Parisians were still living in squalor and poverty, as they had since the Middle Ages.

This Babylonian monument, the Code of Hammurabi, is the oldest set of laws in existence. A 55 G L A N C E Pompidou Center Paris’s modern art collection from 1905 to the present day is housed here. The center also has art libraries and an industrial design center. Opéra Quarter Tuileries Quarter St-Germaindes-Prés The Marais Beaubourg and Les Halles Musée Picasso Sculptor and Model (1931) is one of many paintings on display in Picasso’s private collection, “inherited” by the French government in lieu of tax after his death in 1973.

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