Category Archives: icons of Frnace

Now Always on a Sunday

Open on Sundays Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain, the flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement, very close to Opera Garnier. From January 8, 2017 it is now open on Sundays 11am-7pm (Mondays-Saturdays 9:30am-8:30pm), … Continue reading

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La Trinitaine and Breton Galette Cookies

Good marketing by Cows (on Parade), and What’s in a Name? Biscuits, Galettes, Palets? La Trinitaine: Located at Kerluesse, Saint-Phillbert, Morbihan Last summer we spent some time in Brittany. We used a few different towns as bases to explore the … Continue reading

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Introducing Brittany

Brief Introduction to Brittany (Breiz, or Breizh, in Breton) This was our first visit to Brittany this past June-July, and it was great. We’d read that it was a little different to the rest of France, but weren’t sure what … Continue reading

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A Tour de France Joke? Mystery?

Fact: British Chris Froome won the 2016 Tour de France for the third time on Sunday. Congrats to him and the other winners, and all the riders. Fact: As the BBC says, Froome “becomes just the eighth rider to win … Continue reading

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Graffiti…..or not?

Paris is full of wonderful art and outdoor sculptures. It is also well-known for graffiti—some “graffiti art”, some just random scrawls on walls or the sides of trucks, or anywhere actually. It’s a lot of fun to look at these … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Let-Down at the Louvre

HOW TO AVOID A LET-DOWN AT THE LOUVRE The world-famous icon of France and Paris (and one of the world’s top museums) The Louvre, located in the center of the city in the first arrondissement on Rue De Rivoli and … Continue reading

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Kir: France’s Most Popular Aperitif?

One of France’s famous aperitifs (Apero) Burgundy’s most fashionable aperitif (Apero), Kir, has spread throughout the country. It is named after Felix Kir, a mayor of Dijon and a hero of the Resistance. The drink, also known simply as vin … Continue reading

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