Why We Love the French
The Eiffel Tower, wine, fashion and quiche are a few things that conjure emotions about France. Take a look at all the reasons why Travel Channel loves the French.
idea_ss_lovefrench_wine_596x334We 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
idea_ss_lovefrench_garnier_596x334We love the French for their big opera houses like Opera Ganier (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
idea_ss_signs-of-paris_1_596x334Take a look at this nostalgic sign from when the Paris Metro first opened in 1900 for the World's Fair. Today it is the second busiest train system in the world. The official name is Compagnie du chemin de fer metropolitain de Paris. Try saying that fast a couple times. 960 1280
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