Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 61 - After the war. One woman's story of the raw, beautiful, real Paris.

February 05, 2022 Lou Season 2 Episode 61
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 61 - After the war. One woman's story of the raw, beautiful, real Paris.
Show Notes

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We often think of Paris as the beautiful tourist Mecca flooded with cutesie photo ops of flowers, promenades, cafes and gorgeous doors. But under all of that beauty is a rawness. A wonderful strength and determination to survive. I chatted to Parisian Lise Buisson Primaud whose family struggled through the war in ways most of us can’t or don’t want to imagine, but the after effects of the war lasted more than a generation. Hearing Lise talk about HER Paris really highlighted that for me. I’m so grateful to those courageous Parisians who didn’t give up. They’re one of the reasons why we still have the Paris we all adore today. 

Tune in to hear Lise talk about her early story in post war Paris, growing up in Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement.  Whilst times were tough, she and her siblings never complained or wished for a different life. They had each other.

We find it hard to imagine this reality they all lived and whilst Lise says we shouldn't dwell on the difficult times, (one of the strategies she employs which assists her to be such an amazing survivor I think) it is important to remember this period of history to avoid being repeated.

Eventually Lise and her little family moved to Australia, but with her husband and her children Lise would visit and go back to France often.

Lise now teaches French in south east Melbourne, Australia.

Hear Lise's fave music by Jacques Brel and also traditional fave cuisine Les Rillettes.








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Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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