Signs of the City: Paris

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

We love the French for their wine and cheese. Popular French wines, champagne, and cognacs are made in the Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire, Rhone and Bourgogne regions. Add a wedge or two of their world-famous cheese, like Brie or Camembert, into the mix and it's a perfect combination. 960 1280

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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

We love French actors and actresses who attend the Cannes Film Festival, including the lovely and talented Juliette Binoche. 960 1280

Michael Buckner/Getty Images  

Tourist Attractions (Eiffel Tower and More)

Tourist Attractions (Eiffel Tower and More)

We love the French for their amazing sights and tourist attractions, including the Eiffel Tower (pictured), Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Fontainebleau Castle, Arc de Triomphe, Pyrenees National Park and, yes, even Disneyland Paris. 960 1280

fromn, Getty Images  

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

We love hearty French meals like beef bourguignon (pictured) and rabbit stew. We also like other French classics, like escargot, foie gras and mussels. 960 1280

lenazap, Getty Images  

Tour de France

Tour de France

We love watching the final laps of the Tour de France as the cyclists push themselves through the streets of Paris to be the first to cross the finish line. 960 1280

Angus Oburn, Getty Images  

Bakeries

Bakeries

We can't forget about the numerous bakeries that line the streets of small towns and big cities in France. Le Boulanger de Monge, Au 140, and Le Notre are just a few places known for the French-style baking, baguettes and flakey croissants. 960 1280

Tibor Bognar, Getty Images  

Fashion Week

Fashion Week

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the wonderful fashion created by popular French designers Coco Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. 960 1280

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis, Getty Images  

Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

We love French desserts like crème brulee (pictured), chocolate mousse and flan. 960 1280

Meelis Endla, shutterstock.com  

Cafe Culture

Cafe Culture

We love how the French spend time with friends and family at cafes in Paris' Le Marais neighborhood. Grab a cup of coffee and a croissant, sit outside and let the people-watching begin. 960 1280

Ivan Mateev / Shutterstock.com  

Opera Houses

Opera Houses

We love the French for their big opera houses like Opera Garnier (pictured) and Opera de Paris. France has also been the setting for numerous musicals and operas, including Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast. 960 1280

Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com  

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is another reason we love the French. France gave us the 151-foot gift as an expression of friendship and the ideal of liberty and freedom. 960 1280

Derek Jensen  

Open-Air Markets

Open-Air Markets

We love shopping at markets for food and rare antiques. Open-air markets, like Paris' Rue Montogueil, are usually the best places to find fresh food. 960 1280
The Louvre

The Louvre

We love The Louvre, the home of Leonardo daVinci's 'Mona Lisa.' Visitors can also view art from French impressionists, like Monet and Manet. 960 1280

By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

We love Marie Antoinette for leaving us with the immortal line 'Let them eat cake.' The Queen of France was convicted of treason during the height of the French Revolution and beheaded in 1793 at Place de la Concorde in Paris. 960 1280

Martin van Meytens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons  

French Riviera

French Riviera

We love the French Riviera and all of its celebrity hot spots, including Casino Square in Monte Carlo (pictured), the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix in Monaco. 960 1280
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

We love the French for creating the infamous can-can dance made popular by the cabaret dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Hundreds of people pack the venue, located in Paris' red-light district. 960 1280

By aconcagua (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Normandy

Normandy

We love France's rich history including the French Revolution, the Allied Forces' invasion of Normandy during World War II (pictured) and the controversial leader Napoleon Bonaparte. 960 1280

By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (American tank Sherman at Utah beach in Normandie) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Quiche

Quiche

Quiche is the ultimate all-in-one meal: chopped meat, vegetables, cheese and eggs in a flaky pastry crust. What's not to love? 960 1280

By Tamorlan (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

We love the French for their opulent castles and palaces including the Palace of Versailles. It was home to King Louis XIV and the royal family, and the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. 960 1280

By Делфина (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

We love the French for their wine and cheese. Popular French wines, champagne, and cognacs are made in the Bordeaux, Alsace, Loire, Rhone and Bourgogne regions. Add a wedge or two of their world-famous cheese, like Brie or Camembert, into the mix and it's a perfect combination. 960 1280

artisteer, Getty Images  

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

We love French actors and actresses who attend the Cannes Film Festival, including the lovely and talented Juliette Binoche. 960 1280

Michael Buckner/Getty Images  

Tourist Attractions (Eiffel Tower and More)

Tourist Attractions (Eiffel Tower and More)

We love the French for their amazing sights and tourist attractions, including the Eiffel Tower (pictured), Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Fontainebleau Castle, Arc de Triomphe, Pyrenees National Park and, yes, even Disneyland Paris. 960 1280

fromn, Getty Images  

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

We love hearty French meals like beef bourguignon (pictured) and rabbit stew. We also like other French classics, like escargot, foie gras and mussels. 960 1280

lenazap, Getty Images  

Tour de France

Tour de France

We love watching the final laps of the Tour de France as the cyclists push themselves through the streets of Paris to be the first to cross the finish line. 960 1280

Angus Oburn, Getty Images  

Bakeries

Bakeries

We can't forget about the numerous bakeries that line the streets of small towns and big cities in France. Le Boulanger de Monge, Au 140, and Le Notre are just a few places known for the French-style baking, baguettes and flakey croissants. 960 1280

Tibor Bognar, Getty Images  

Fashion Week

Fashion Week

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the wonderful fashion created by popular French designers Coco Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. 960 1280

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis, Getty Images  

Crème Brulee

Crème Brulee

We love French desserts like crème brulee (pictured), chocolate mousse and flan. 960 1280

Meelis Endla, shutterstock.com  

Cafe Culture

Cafe Culture

We love how the French spend time with friends and family at cafes in Paris' Le Marais neighborhood. Grab a cup of coffee and a croissant, sit outside and let the people-watching begin. 960 1280

Ivan Mateev / Shutterstock.com  

Opera Houses

Opera Houses

We love the French for their big opera houses like Opera Garnier (pictured) and Opera de Paris. France has also been the setting for numerous musicals and operas, including Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast. 960 1280

Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com  

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is another reason we love the French. France gave us the 151-foot gift as an expression of friendship and the ideal of liberty and freedom. 960 1280

Derek Jensen  

Open-Air Markets

Open-Air Markets

We love shopping at markets for food and rare antiques. Open-air markets, like Paris' Rue Montogueil, are usually the best places to find fresh food. 960 1280
The Louvre

The Louvre

We love The Louvre, the home of Leonardo daVinci's 'Mona Lisa.' Visitors can also view art from French impressionists, like Monet and Manet. 960 1280

By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

We love Marie Antoinette for leaving us with the immortal line 'Let them eat cake.' The Queen of France was convicted of treason during the height of the French Revolution and beheaded in 1793 at Place de la Concorde in Paris. 960 1280

Martin van Meytens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons  

French Riviera

French Riviera

We love the French Riviera and all of its celebrity hot spots, including Casino Square in Monte Carlo (pictured), the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix in Monaco. 960 1280
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

We love the French for creating the infamous can-can dance made popular by the cabaret dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Hundreds of people pack the venue, located in Paris' red-light district. 960 1280

By aconcagua (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Normandy

Normandy

We love France's rich history including the French Revolution, the Allied Forces' invasion of Normandy during World War II (pictured) and the controversial leader Napoleon Bonaparte. 960 1280

By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (American tank Sherman at Utah beach in Normandie) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Quiche

Quiche

Quiche is the ultimate all-in-one meal: chopped meat, vegetables, cheese and eggs in a flaky pastry crust. What's not to love? 960 1280

By Tamorlan (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

We love the French for their opulent castles and palaces including the Palace of Versailles. It was home to King Louis XIV and the royal family, and the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. 960 1280

By Делфина (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

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