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My story!: I was born in Paris and spent most of my childhood in Lyon, 2nd town of France. I went to high school at Lycee St-Exupery in Lyon and graduated in 1984. I then went to study an IUT of business at the University of Toulon-La Garde in the south of France. In 1987, I went to Minneapolis as a French teacher in a high school. in 1988, I worked at Club Med Martinique as the travel agency manager. I came back to Paris in 1989 and got exempted from the army! I then got a job as an account manager at Procter & Gamble in Paris for 2 years.  In 1991, I left Paris with 2 suitcases to try to find a job in America, a country I really wanted to experience again. On my way to New York I decided to take some vacations in Martinique.  After a few weeks I found a job as tennis teacher in Club Med again! I worked there 6 months and met an American woman, Laura, who lived in Toronto. We got married in New Orleans! Wonderful time and great story. I followed her to Toronto, Canada. So I went to Canada!

Mon histoire!Je suis né à Paris et j'ai passé une grande partie de mon enfance à Lyon et Caluire. J'ai étudié au lycée St-Exupery à Lyon et  obtenu un DUT à l'Université de Toulon-La Garde en 1986. Je suis parti en 1987 aux USA à Minneapolis en tant que professeur de français dans un lycée. En 1988, j'ai travaille au Club Med Martinique en tant que responsable de l'agence de voyage du Club. J'ai eu de la chance la même année d'être exempté de l'armée! J'ai ensuite été embauché chez Procter&Gamble à Paris en tant que responsable de comptes.  En 1991, j'ai quitté Paris avec 2 valises pour tenter de trouver un job aux USA. De New York, j'ai décidé de prendre quelques semaines de vacances et suis parti en Martinique; après quelques semaines, Club Med Martinique m'a proposé un poste de GO tennis, et je suis resté enseigner le tennis pendant 6 mois! J'y ai rencontré une femme américaine, Laura, avec qui je me suis marrie a New Orleans. Superbes moments avec Laura et belle histoire. et que j'ai suivi à Toronto, Canada où elle habitait! En route pour le Canada!
PARIS: Population:2.3Millions
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Paris, where I was born. Eiffel Tower:Real Beauty! Arc de Triomphe A view over Paris Notre Dame A view over Paris from Montmartre Sacré Coeur
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Famous Champs Elysees Hôtel de Ville Louvre from across the river Louvre Pyramid Forum des Halles La Défense skyline Palais du Luxembourg
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Musée d'Orsay Paris-Plage (Beach) Montmartre seen from Arc de Triomphe Bourse du Commerce Opera Garnier Pantheon

Tour Montparnasse

 

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Chateau Versailles Versailles and gardens Marble courtyard Beautiful Hall of Mirrors The Sorbonne Famous Fouquets cafe/restaurant World  cup parade, July1998We are the champs!
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Metro as it says! Champs Elysees illuminated Tour de France ends in Paris Street cafes Famous Cafe de la Paix Bateaux mouches on the Seine Aerial view of Paris,from the Eiffel Tower.
LYON: Population:600,000
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Lyon, 2nd town of France, where I spent my high school years La Saône from Fourvière Lyon map Historic center The rhone, one of the 2 rivers Old statue Typical small street in the old Lyon.
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Cathédrale Saint Jean Fourvière - Saint Jean Théâtre Romain de Fourvière Tour Fourvière Saint Jean, La Saône et Place Bellecourt Beautiful Basilica Saint-Jean Hôtel de Ville
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Pont Lafayette and Rhone Passerelle du Palais de Justice and Saone river Part Dieu tower Venissieux, suburb of Lyon World famous Paul Bocuse restaurant Lyon,capital of gastronomy, and its famous "bouchons", small restaurantswith delicious food!
FAMILY:
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Lacroix family,xmas 2002: From left: me,sister Marine,mother Annick,dad Jean,brother Lionel,sister in law Karine. My brother's wedding and family Jomain+Lacroix in 2001 my family + Karine and her mother My super brother is married! Lionel and Karine,2001 wedding.
First baby boy,Mathis: 28 February 2004!
Almost on my birthday in february! Uncle Cedric now!
My parents, Jean&Annick in 2002 Lionel,Karine,Xmas 2002
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Lacroix parents My cousins Myriam and Stephanie, Xmas 2002 Charming Mimi! Clementine,brother Lionel.  Stephanie,sister Marine,Xmas 2002 Dominique,Helene,Michel:
Xmas 2002
Marine(cousin), Emmanuel, Genevieve,Xmas 2002
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Michel,Myriam,Xmas 2002 Myriam,Stephanie,2002 Mummy Annick and I,2001 Anissa,Clementine,Xmas 2002 Nawale,Sirine,Anissa Uncle Bernard Sirine,my god-daughter
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Jean and Khadija,Xmas 2002 Stephanie and I,xmas 2002 Bernard and Annick Karine and Emmanuel, xmas 2002 Aymeric,Nawale,Sirine,xmas 2002 Clementine,Lionel Lacroix family, xmas dinner 2002
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Lacroix xmas dinner,2002 Bernard,Annick,Dominique,
xmas 2002
Stephanie,Bernard, 
xmas 2002
Nawale,Sirine,Anissa,
xmas 2002
Annick,my mum,xmas 2002 Jean,my dad,xmas 2002  Marine and Aymeric, Xmas 2002
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Jomain xmas in Oullins, 2002.Harry,Michel,Annick,
Bernard,Pierre
Jean,Edith,Bertrand,Florent
and the girls! Oullins 2002
Lionel,Florent,Isabelle,
Cedric,Jacqueline,
Oullins 2002
Mouny,Marine,Helene,Harry,
Oullins 2002
Edith,Bertrand,Sophy,
Oullins 2002
Michel,Jacqueline
Oullins 2002
Tonton Pierre,proud of his turkey!Oullins 2002
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Mother Annick,Xmas 2002 playing piano Jomain family,xmas 1999 without the Paul family Michel,jacqueline,Jean,xmas Oullins 1999  Laure and Camille,
Oullins 1999
In Oullins,xmas family reunion, aunt Jacqueline, dad Jean,Helene, Michel, Perrine.Xmas 1999 Camille and Pierre cutting the turkey at xmas 1999. Sophy and Pierre still working on the turkey!Oullins 1999
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My Grandfather and I in...1971!He was a great philosophy writer. My Grandfather's house in Lepin le Lac.So many great memories. My cousin's house, next to my Grandfather's.Great memories with my cousins. St-Alban house St-Alban house on the lake Etang in Attignat, savoie Savoie,Lepin le lac, where I spent most of my childhood vactions.Lac Aiguebelette
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Lepin le lac,Savoie Beautiful Lac Aiguebelette. Lionel catching a big fish in l'etang. Aiguebelette lake and the hotel de la Combe where I worked during one summer. Marine, my sister, birthday, easter 2003. my family at easter, 2003.
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My super brother and I...in 1991!Now older and still very close! Cousins Lacroix,1990 Aunt Eymard, aunt Jacqueline and Simone,1991 Cousin Sophie with son Camille and aunt Helene Uncle Harry,1991 Florent and Lionel,1991 Aunt Mouny,uncles Emmanuel and Michel,1991
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Nice welcome for me at the  train station! Cousins Emmnuel and Aymeric, Uncle Michel Uncle Bernard,Marie France and aunt Helene,1991 My family I miss and love: Left to right: Me, Marine, Mum Annick, Dad Jean, Lionel,1994 Family in 1994  Madame Papadopoulos, she lived in the same building and was close to my grandfather
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Letter from Jacques Chirac's office; I had emailed him with my support regarding his position on Iraq. He is saying thank you for the support and that he will continue to work for peace!
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