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Source text - French La soirée s’annonçait encore une fois douce, il décida de rentrer à l’hôtel à pied, en longeant la Seine. On avait beau dire, cette ville avait un charme fou, quelles que soient l’heure ou la saison. Les spots des bateaux-mouches balayant régulièrement les berges tuaient un peu l’ambiance presque romantique, mais il en fit abstraction, profitant d’un peu de calme dans sa tête, pour la première fois depuis long”
Excerpt From: Erwan Ripoll. “Quelqu'un de bien.” iBooks.
Translation - English It was going to be another cool evening, so he decided to walk back to the hotel along the Seine. It was said that this city had oodles of charm, no matter the time of day or the season. The lights from the "bateaux-mouches" regularly plied the shoreline and diminished the romantic ambiance, but he wasn't paying attention, preferring to take advantage of the time to calm his mind for the first time in a long time.
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