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Give a Try Quiz typically Frenchie

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! lol

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 🙂

kissing the cheek in France
the boy first is kissing the cheek:)

 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!

brigitte-bardot-wearing-a-bikini
Miss Brigitte Bardot

 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!

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Champagne everybody!?

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!:)

Organic french perfumes
Organic Perfumes

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!

Jean Paul Gaultier Mariniere
Mister Jean Paul Gaultier

That’s all for now Folks! 🙂

Enjoy your Holidays!

 

4 thoughts on “Give a Try Quiz typically Frenchie

  1. This was a fun article to read! Thanks for sharing these French facts! I sure would love to travel there one day….

    1. Yeaah! France is not Paris only!:) JD, you will enjoy visiting great Regions like Brittany;-) see you there:)

  2. Hello Dear Betty! Happy to see you Back!:) Merci beaucoup!I wrote this article while thinkin’of You too! you know… 😉 Happy Holidays!!

  3. 👍 and 💖

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