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Le Manege Enchante

At Augusta de Mist we are in a privileged position. We get to meet people at their most relaxed while on holiday or a long weekend and, in the case of business travelers, after a long day as they unwind and enjoy dinner or a glass of wine on the stoep.

As a result we frequently hear from guests who keep us up to date with their goings on and today we heard from Kevin and Debbie, the Dutch restaurateurs who got engaged at Augusta after falling under her romantic spells. Kevin writes: 

‘Thank you for introducing us to Stanislas Renault with the “Song le Manege”. It’s on the Paris CD and this was the song that was playing when i asked debbie to marry me. So this will be the song that will be played at the ceremony.’

Le Manège is a 2007 song recorded by French singer and composer Stanislas. It was the first single from his debut album L’Équilibre instable on which it appears and was released on 25 February 2008. It was written by Amaury Salmon and composed by Stanislas. It was successful in France where it reached number two.

And some lyrics from the song for the French speaking romantics who follow Augusta’s Notes from a small Republic:

Notre amour Faute de combattants
De guerres lasses A déserté le camp
Drapeau blanc, nous battons en retraite
On se rend, on ne compte plus les pertes

C’est la débâcle des sentiments
C’est la déroute des faux-fuyants
Signons le pacte sans faux-semblants : on n’a plus le cœur à se battre
C’est la débâcle des sentiments
C’est la déroute des faux-fuyants
Signons le pacte sans faux-semblants : autant en finir Sur le champ

Nos soldats Ont déposé les armes
Les trompettes Ont joué l’adieu aux larmes
L’armistice On ne le fêtera pas
Pas non plus L’amour mort au combat

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