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Vintage Collectible Retro with Home French Accents Ideas

gorgeous French Country Decor ideas around kitchen corner

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Get to know The Wild West of Brittany

Four bretonnes in costumes walking in the sea

Here is a small sample of interesting Stories from Tour visits of interest in Brittany France. 😍

Brittany’s countryside is pretty Wild, beautiful, with a touch of mystery 😎 You are bumping everywhere into cairns, calvaries and chapels erected by Celtics and early Christians. The land is covered with moors, brooms and sharp gorse. There are beautiful wild streams. The coastal rivers have long estuaries deeply penetrating the earth in sorts of very scenic fjords. ( Wow, that Sounds terrific! and very well said!) Continue reading Get to know The Wild West of Brittany

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The History of The Automobile in France

French Auto Show DS CITROEN 1955

A great adventure that has been going on for more than 120 years now!

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From Delicatessen Terroir products to Zoomorphic Paté Tureens signed Michel Caugant

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By adapting its know-how, started with Breton culinary tradition and French gastronomy to target new consumer trends, the Michel Caugant Company achieved a leading position in three main markets for fresh products, available pre-packed and at the delicatessen counter : charcuterie, ready to eat salads and Christmas products.

Innovating for 70 years! From 1927 until 1997

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Popular Carnival Les Gras in Brittany France

This popular carnival custom takes place at the end of winter, during Shrovetide – the period just before the Christian Lent… Carnival Les Gras comes from the  latin “carnem levare” meaning “ remove meat”, but carnival takes another turn 😉  to people living in the wonderful seaside town called Douarnenez; as a Fishermen Village. Continue reading Popular Carnival Les Gras in Brittany France

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Breton galettes were invented by The Duchess Anne de Bretagne

Part 1 : HISTORY

Crêpe is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”. Crêpes originated from Brittany, West region of France. Crêpes were originally called Galettes, meaning flat cakes.

Around the 12th century, buckwheat ; Sarrasin was introduced in Brittany and came from Asia via the Crusaders during the 12th century. Buckwheat thrived on the desolate and rocky Breton moors and is called “sarrasin” or “blé noir” (black wheat) due to the dark specs that are often found in it. It is high in fiber and is an excellent plant source of easily digestive protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. Another benefit is that it is gluten free. Continue reading Breton galettes were invented by The Duchess Anne de Bretagne

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” Toute une époque!” … Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Welcome Le Dabe

Once upon a Time … The Michel Audiard Style 😛

yeahh! Toute une époque, je vous dis que cela!:)

oh! Le Dabe means The Boss!

Michel Audiard was born in Paris, he was an Excellent, Awesome French screenwriter and film director. (1920-1985)

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Quiz typically Frenchie

Did you know?

How many unhabitants in France ? More than 66,6 millions on 2016.

and a birth rate in France : 800 000 on 2015 🙂

 World Record regarding Nobel Prizes : 11 Literature Nobel laureates

the main word used in France is : to be  meaning “être”  and I’m not surprised! lol

What about about the French custom of kissing the cheek?  Depending on French regions, kissing the cheek vary from 1 to 4 kisses, we mostly kiss the cheek a single time in Brittany 🙂

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the boy first is kissing the cheek:)

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QUIMPER Faience Made of Fire and Earth

From Daily Life Objects to Art Objects

For over Three centuries, production of earthenware, Faience in Locmaria neighborhood located in Quimper, made known in all over the world the name of Brittany and Quimper. You probably know a lot about Quimper faïencerie. In this article, you may learn a bit more, that is my focus.

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Quimper Henriot Art Faience Factory… some times ago:)

Who started the Initiative?

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Cheese embodies History and Terroir and reflects the Frenchies

Vintage French Cheese Boards, Cheese plates Trays platters

France is the country that consumes the most cheese, that produces and exports the most Cheese too.

Nowadays, many French bistrots are dedicated to this pillar of gastronomy, and their owners suggest all the dishes on the menu based on various Cheese Origins. Another original approach to meet the needs of a new generation of customers.

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Yummy display of Finest cheeses

Did you know?

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Miss Brittany contest, and the winner is Bélon Flat Oyster

Brittany is a cultural region in the north-west of France and provides nearly 60,000 tons of oysters which is nearly 50% of the French oyster production.

Almost all of the flat oyster in France – 2,000 tons produced in Brittany, including the famous Belon (Huître plate de Bélon ; Ostrea edulis) oysters and Cancale; a High symbol of the local gastronomy. The Breton oyster, flat or hollow, besides its gastronomic value, is especially rich in elements which sustain good health. Oyster per 100 grams contains: 400% of the daily requirement in vitamin B12, 70% of the iodine and iron we need every day, 75% of vitamin A, 50% vitamin D etc … and this for only 70 calories per 100 grams. healthy diet, as well as being an excellent ingredient for high-class gastronomy Gourmets.

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Paris Les Halles, the Perfect Food Market

Les halles de Paris. Originally dating of 12th century where it stayed for over 8 centuries until the move to Rungis on 1969. Fantastic food market place. For many years, the Halles Market was Full of fruits and vegetables coming from vegetables producers based around Paris. Many producers arrived with their horse carriage loaded with good products. Then, several kind of productions were provided by producers based from the four corners of France ; as Breton and norman butters, provincial peaches, various and yummy cheeses…

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antique scene of the halles de Paris

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