Pounti, a traditional dessert from Central France

Pounti, a traditional sucre-sale dish from Cantal and Aveyron in Southern Auvergne, prepared with mincemeat, chard leaves, flour, eggs, milk and prunes

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Fete des Paniers de Montsalvy

Fete des Paniers de Montsalvy, an annual basketry festival that takes place the last Saturday of July, and aims at reviving and promoting Cantal traditions

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Bust of Marianne - Laetitia Casta in 2000

The French republic is officially embodied in the guise of a young woman named Marianne, whose bust is placed prominently in all town halls in France

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Tipping in France

These are my guidelines about tipping in France, at the airport, in hotels, restaurants, cafes, taxis etc.. these are not strict rules but recommendations

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Nothing has really changed in the traditional production of charcoal

Charcoal burning was a traditional activity in Auvergne, a region of Central France known for its extensive forests of oaks, beech and softwood

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traveling to the wwi battlefields from the uk - Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

Traveling to the WWI Battlefields from the UK by means of sea and land is very easy as the area is served by regular ferry crossings and rail-road networks

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Cross of Lorraine on Juno Beach in Gray-sur-mer

The Cross of Lorraine, the symbol of the Free French Forces during WWII, originated as Croix d’Anjou, a cross created from a relic of the True Cross

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Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

The Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre has been held since 1934, and the wine produced by Paris’ last and only vineyard, Clos Montmartre, sold at auction

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Basic information and useful links for the French Post Office to help you send French holiday postcards, letters and parcels to friends and family abroad

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Museum of Art and History of Judaism - Dreyfus statue

The Museum of Art and History of Judaism was founded in 1998 in the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, a 17th mansion located in the historic Marais district

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