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While visiting the seaside village of Grand-Popo, I took that very picturesque house with the two women sitting there, and only after did I noticed that French flag floating there. I don't know exactly why it was there, but Grand-Popo is known as the town where colonists arrived in Benin (which was already a kingdom before the arrival of Europeans). You can see many ruins of colonists' buildings in the old village.
What I know is that, at least among the people I've met, France is still liked much in Benin (they celebrated in the streets when France won the World Cup of football).


Lors de ma visite du village portuaire de Grand-Popo, j'ai photographi cette maison pittoresque avec les deux femmes assises ct, avant de remarquer ce drapeau fran軋is qui flottait l. J'ignore pourquoi exactement ce drapeau avait 騁 mis l, mais Grand-Popo est connue pour 黎re la ville o arriv鑽ent les premiers colons au B駭in (qui 騁ait d駛 un royaume d駘imit avant l'arriv馥 des Europ馥ns). On peut d'ailleurs voir beaucoup de ruines des b穰iments des colons dans le vieux village.
Ce qui est sr c'est que, en tout cas parmi tous les gens que j'ai rencontr, la France est encore tr鑚 aim馥 au B駭in (ils ont fait la f黎e dans les rues lorsqu'on a gagn la coupe du monde).

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