Did you know?
How many unhabitants in France ? More than 66,7 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 at all.
What about about the French custom of kissing the cheek? Depending on French regions, kissing the cheek may vary between 1 to 4 kisses, we mostly kiss the cheek a single time in Brittany 🙂
The French Bikini?
Bikini Swimsuit is French and designed in 1946 by French engineer Louis Réard. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll… Indeed Bikini ( coconut place) is an atoll in the Marshall Islands, one of the test sites for nuclear devices in the 40/50s…
The swimsuit became extremely popular in the late 50s thanks to a particular movie with Brigitte Bardot in : “And God Created Woman”. Awesome Movie!
Frenchies & Gastronomy Gourmets Passion
Mouth-watering delicacies bring together French people : Terroir wines, menus created by top starred chefs, duck breasts, and the famous chocolate cake with crunchy rind and mellow filling that is served hot with vanilla ice cream on a plate are supposed to be French favorite foods.
Oh! and by the way: 300 million tonnes of Champagne produced per year. Superb!
No less than 600 starred gastronomic restaurants all over the country! Magnifique!
How about a French Parfum ?
Precious French Perfume 🙂 and no less than about 40 million liters of Perfumes produced per year! offering something for everyone!:)
What are French people current Commitments?
Develop Handicrafts, Traditional production methods and handcraft are very developed for some time. And that is a good thing!
some other Great initiatives, as more and more Collective vegetable gardens are created by many people all over the country.
La Marinière : Summer attire Trend or Seamen clothing?
Sailor shirt, the famous white and blue-striped shirt! Sailor shirt was produced in 1858 for seamen. Legend tells that the 21 blue stripes on body part had referred to Napoleon’s Victories. And the 14 blue stripes on sleeves had referred to : “Blue like the ocean and white like foam”. well, this last “legend”:) is more poetic! actually, this specific pattern was designed to Help for rescuing seamen whenever they falled overboard.
Miss Coco Chanel was the first woman to wear “la Marinière”! so many others talented actresses will contribute too, like Audrey Tautou, Brigitte Bardot, etc.
Then, Jean Paul Gaultier ; the great french Fashion designer enhanced this terrific Marinière all over the world!
That’s all for now! 🙂
Enjoy your Holidays!