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Traditions - General Info

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday – Dimanche des Rameaux in France

Palm Sunday or Dimanche des Rameaux in French, is the Sunday before Easter that commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus in Jerusalem

Telephone Area Code system in France

Telephone Area Code system in France

Here is the list of the French Telephone Area Code system for land lines and the zones they apply to as well as the codes for mobiles and special numbers

Territorial organization in France

Territorial organization in France – Facts

Facts about the territorial organization in France from the historic Provinces, to the departments and the reduction of the number of regions from 22 to 13

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th – Vendredi 13 – Lucky or Unlucky Day

Friday the 13th , or Vendredi 13 as the French call it, is linked to many superstitions and ancient legends, but is it a Lucky Day or Unlucky Day?

French pancakes recipe

French Pancakes Recipe – Pancake Day

A simple and easy recipe for making traditional French Pancakes or crêpes on the occasion of the Chandeleur – Pancake Day or Mardi Gras or anytime you like!

Pentecost

Pentecost – French Public Holiday

Pentecost Sunday, a major religious festival marking the end of the Easter celebrations and followed in France by a public holiday on Pentecost Monday

Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday – French Public Holiday

Ascension Thursday, a Christian festival celebrating the Ascension of Jesus 40 days after Easter, is a French public holiday part of a bank holiday weekend

May 8 Commemoration

May 8 – Victoire 1945 – French National Day

May 8 is a French national day, it commemorates the end of WWII and the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945 and the massacre of Setif and Guelma

French women's right to vote - Marie-Olympe de Gouges

French Women’s Right to Vote – 21April1944

French women were granted the right to vote on April 21, 1944 by General de Gaulle, the head of the Provisional Government

Christmas Plants - Mistletoe berries

Mistletoe – Christmas Plants – Symbolism

The evergreen mistletoe was widely associated with the pagan celebrations of the Winter and Summer solstices and adopted by the Christians for its symbolism

Christmas Plants - Ivy berries

Ivy – Christmas Plants – Symbolism – Origin

Ivy, traditionally used for the Pagan Winter celebrations and generated countless myths and was adopted for the Christmas celebrations for its symbolism

Christmas Plants - Holly with variegated leaves

Holly – Christmas Plants – Symbolism – Origin

The evergreen holly was traditionally used for the pagan celebrations of the Winter solstice and was adopted for its symbolism by the first Christians

How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

How to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Discover how to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport using one of the three main means of transport, taxi, fast train RER and bus
Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris - Roissybus

Buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Direct buses from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris are a fast and economical means of transport while standard public buses are the cheapest but slowest
Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris

Express train RER, a fast, reliable, easy to use and good value for money means of transport from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris
How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de gaulle Airport

How to get a taxi to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport

Basic tips and general information on the various taxis options on offer to get from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris

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