Tuesday, July 13, 2010

14 Reasons To Love La France


In honor of Bastille day, tomorrow, le 14 juillet, here are 14 reasons why La Mom loves La France:

1. The impressionist collection at the Museé d'Orsay

2. French antiques

3. Paris 75006: Rue Saint André Des Arts & Rue de Buci

4. The French and Daddy Sarkozy

5. Spider vein removal financed by French social security

6. The Côte d'Azur(Nice, Cannes, Port Grimaud, St Trop', St Maxime)

7. Champagne at lunch

8. "Window licking" on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré (hello Hermès!)

9. Boulangeries and the smell of fresh baked baguette

10. Normandy beaches - Honfleur & Deauville

11. Skiing in the Alps

12. Fromage, fromage, fromage!

13. Shopping in the Marais

14. The sights and smells of Provence

Et vous, why do you love France?

Happy Bastille Day! La Mom's leaving on a short vacation to Bordeaux where she's sure to eat and drink very well.
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La Mom wants to give a big merci to Kimberly T. and her "nerd friend" for their email recommendation on how to to fix my Blogger comment bug. Her third recommendation to "blame it on Big Fry" was très cute!

17 comments:

MEG MITCHELL said...

Happy Bastille Day. I've never been to Paris at this time of the year but I would love to see how it's celebrated. I am right there with you ... I love France aussi.
Meg

Julie from ProvencePost said...

The people and their sense of humor. The music, food, markets, antiques, Impressionists, history, architecture, wine. The smell of lavender that wafts all over Provence when the wind is just right. Fields of poppies! Fields of sunflowers. Olives. Olive oil. Olive oil mills. Picking olives! I could of course go on forever....

Anonymous said...

Reasons I "love" La France:

* because the French are always so "graciously" grumpy when you try to speak French but fail miserably (in their eyes).

* because they have so much tolerance for small children not being able to sit for three hours at the dinner table (NOT!).

But otherwise, France is lovely, I agree. My holidays however, are always spend in Italy. It's even better ;-)

groetjes van Mommy Dutchess

Jacqui said...

My reasons among many others:
1. The French mentality
2. The way it is more important to linger and enjoy life than to bustle about each day
3. The way family gets together
4. The long meals with good food and great conversation
5. The way the French can "discuss" i.e. argue even politics and two minutes later harbor no ill feelings
6. the way intellect is valued
7. the fact that "presentation" is as important as the thing itself
8. the way they value being "soigne' and not "neglige" (accents missing)
9.The fact that vacations are really vacations and "faire le pont" is a way of life

KMB said...

wish i was in Paris to celebrate with you. have a wonderful 14th and take care.

The Armchair Parisian said...

This post made me really stop and think ~ why DO I love France? I can only speak to Paris, where I have visited several times, still wishing to make it to other areas of France. So, why do I love Paris might be a better question for me... I love the feeling I get when I think about being there *almost* as much as I love the feeling of actually being there. I think that is what it comes down to...a feeling I can't get anywhere else.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Happy Bastille Day to You! Why I love France???? Daddy Sarkozy and his wife, the food, the French, the Parisians, the evergy of Paris, and the STYLE of the French... Great thoughts.....Maryanne :)

April said...

Hi,
I love Paris!!!
I want to move there in May:)
I am a Realtor in Las Vegas Nevada and have 3 children and a husband too:) Any chance you can E-mail me I have a few ?'s
cuppcake29@aol.com
Thanks, April

nmaha said...

Can you take me around when I finally get to Paris? I'm guessing about 10 years from now.

Sweet Freak said...

Ohhh, I love your way of celebrating Bastille Day (and especially reasons 5, 7, 9 & 12)! Pour moi, I'd add to the list:
• That you have not 2 or 3, but 4, 5 or 6 neighborhood boulangeries from which to choose your favorite pain aux raisins. Miam.
• Their stubborn dedication to books, movies and the arts
• Velibs
• The train system
• The markets, whether in Paris, Nantes, Nice, Lyon, Biarritz...

Vive la France!

Will said...

The French! Their love of art, and the fact that they elevated food into an art form. French cinema, the way Paris energizes me like a child evangelist on a caffeine jag, boulangeries and patisseries, macarons, lemon tarts, perfectly roasted chicken, wrought iron balconies and fleur de lis adorned gates leading into hidden spaces, the TGV and the Metro...

Laura said...

Have a nice vacation, be sure to tell us all about it!
Laura in Ludwigsburg

Nine Johnson said...

Sounds fantastic to me, a Brazilian Mom living in Canada :)
Love your blog!!!
I've been in France a few times and it is just dreamland to me!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

You know, I have never actually been to France. I know, shameful! That's about to change, though ;-)

belated Happy Bastille Day - though I'm not sure if a "happy" can be attached to that particular anniversary ;-)

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hop on hop off Paris bus said...

I don't speak french very well, but i've enjoyed being over every bit!!

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