11:11:11

On Armistice Day, the French people stop at 11 A.M. on the 11th day of the 11th month.

This moment of silence across the nation is to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who died for their country.

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“A Frenchman sheds tears of patriotic grief as flags of his country’s last regiments are exiled to Africa”  M. Jerome Barzetti, Marseille,  ~Photo Life Magazine March 3, 1941

 

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Choc Stars

 

wp-1462071762251.jpgI consider it my duty when in France to eat as much wonderful chocolate as possible.  I found these delightful chocolate bars in the little town of Beaumes-de-Venise, France.

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Such treats…great chocolates, fabulous wine and  incredible food!

I left my heart in Beaumes-de-Venise!

Learn more and order these wonderful bars at Choc Stars

Sorry for the glare on the photos…still learning!

Craving another bite of chocolate?  See this post  Chocolate!

 

 

Reagir En Cas D’Attaque Terroriste

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Posted in a small train station in France.   Continue reading “Reagir En Cas D’Attaque Terroriste”

Le Protest

  The national past time in France.  The gathering of the motorcycles was massive, cordial even festive.  Terrible for traffic but quite the show for sitting at a sidewalk cafe on a Sunday afternoon.

Paris? Oui!

 

Paris Eiffel Tower

Did  your Mom ever scold you about leaving things to the last minute?  Mine did, but the lesson never stuck.

I remember a childhood story about a boy who always  waited until Sunday night to do his homework. Imagine the upset when his friends decided to go to the movies one Sunday night and  he couldn’t join them because his homework assignments were waiting for him in his backpack.

That’s how I feel about my upcoming trip to France.  Did I say France?  Oui! Continue reading “Paris? Oui!”