Landmark …

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… can be an object of interest, a date in history, a national icon, a finding aid or a tourist feature. This summer I visited le moulin d’ Alphonse Daudet near Fontvieille not far from Les Baux and Tarascon in Provence (South of France). A fascinating spot. Our car was the only one in a huge parking area. Alphonse Daudet wrote his „Lettres de mon Moulin“ in the 1860s. He never was the owner of that mill. It’s just a narrative trick in order to frame different stories. Some play in Algeria and Corsica. Alphonse Daudet was actually near Paris while creating these stories. Maybe he knew the mill because he was born in Nimes which is not that far away. A street near my flat is named after Daudet. That’s how I came across this writer. Anyway, Alphonse Daudet and his mill are landmarks in french literature.

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