The Most Inspiring Quotes about France & the French!

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France is an amazing country. Food, wine, culture, history, art… it truly has it all. As a French person, I cannot be more proud of my culture and even though I spent the vast majority of my life in France, I never stop learning about my own country.

In this post, I’ve selected 117 amazing quotes about France and the French. This includes quotes by famous Frenchmen and women but also by international celebrities, authors and politicians.

If you really want to understand what France is all about, you need to be able to see it with the eyes of a French person but also of a foreigner. This is the best way to paint the full portrait.

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Inspiring Quotes about France and the French

Best quotes about France in French (with English Translation)

Let’s start with the most authentic French quotes about France. Everything you will be reading in this section was said by famous French celebrities, authors, artists and politicians. These people know (or knew) France more than anybody else.

 

“Mon plus beau chef-d’oeuvre, c’est mon jardin!” – Claude Monet (French painter and a founder of French Impressionist painting)

English translation: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.

 

« La langue française est une femme. Et cette femme est si belle, si fière, si modeste, si hardie, touchante, voluptueuse, chaste, noble, familière, folle, sage, qu’on l’aime de toute son âme, et qu’on n’est jamais tenté de lui être infidèle. » – Anatole France (French poet and journalist)

English translation: The french language is a woman. And this woman is so beautiful, so proud, so modest, so adventurous, touching, sensual, chaste, noble, crazy, wise… that we love her with all our heart and soul. So much, that we never get tempted to be unfaithful to her.

 

“Sauver Paris, c’est plus que sauver la France, c’est sauver le monde.” – Victor Hugo (French poet and novelist)

English translation: To save Paris is more than saving France, it’s saving the world!

 

«La continuité des grands spectacles nous fait sublimes et stupides. Dans les Alpes, on est aigle ou crétin.» – Victor Hugo (French poet and novelist)

English Translation: The continuity of these big spectacles makes us both splendid and stupid. In the Alps, we are Eagle or dumb.

 

“La France, mère des arts, des armes et des lois” – Jaochim du Bellay (French Poet)

English translation: France: mother of arts, weapons and laws.

 

“La plus grande force de la France, ce sont les Français eux-mêmes.” – Francois Fillon (Former French Prime Minister)

English translation: “France’s biggest strength is French people themselves”

 

Inspiring quotes about France in English by international celebrities


In this section, you will discover a unique selection of English quotes about France. None of these people was born French but they spent a great deal of time in France and truly got to experience the country and culture. Some of them even became French eventually!

 

“I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity.” – Josephine Baker (American-born French entertainer)

Josephine Baker was born in Missouri (USA) but moved to Paris when she was young. In 1937, she renounced to her American citizenship to become French!
There is nothing harder for an expat than renouncing to your own citizenship. Doing so is a huge statement. Josephine Baker was an amazing entertainer and her love for France was unconditional. She was also a French-resistant agent during the war and the first black woman to star in a major movie. Pretty impressive right?

 

“So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, ‘In what country on earth would you rather live?’ Certainly in my own, where are all my friends, my relations, and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. Which would be your second choice? France.” – Thomas Jefferson (American Stateman)

 

“I do not believe there is another city on earth so beautiful as Paris nor another people with such an appreciation of the beautiful as the French…” – Edward Hopper (American realist painter)

 

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist) / A Moveable Feast

 

“France is like a maddening, moody lover who inspires emotional highs and lows. One minute it fills you with a rush of passion, the next you’re full of fury, itching to smack the mouth of some sneering shopkeeper or smug civil servant. Yes, it’s a love-hate relationship.” – Sarah Turnbull (Australian Author) / Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

 

“Every man has two countries: his own and France.” – John F. Kennedy (Former US President)

JFK said that to Charles De Gaulle in 1961 while he was in Paris. At this time, he was paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin who said something along these lines in the 18th century.

 

“France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older – intelligence and good manners.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald (American Novelist)

 

“France is to me the heroine in the romance of all the nations of all time.” – Lt. William Arthur Sirmon (American author) / That’s war

 

“France is the most civilized country in the world and doesn’t care who knows it.” – John Gunther (American Journalist)

 

“Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I’ve never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.” – Wes Anderson (American Film Director)

 

“The French air cleans up the brain and does good – a world of good.” – Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch Painter)

 

“La France sans Paris, c’est comme un gigot sans moutarde.” – Hugo Grotius (Dutch lawyer)


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“To know Paris is to know a great deal” – Henry Miller (American writer and artist)

“Paris is not a city, it’s a world” – French King Francois I

“In France, History is paralyzing” – Jean Paul Gaultier (French fashion designer)

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” – Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” – Gertrude Stein (American writer)

“Paris est une fête” / “Paris is a party” – Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist)

Hemingway’s book A Moveable Feast was translated in French as “Paris est une fête” which means “Paris is a party”. Although I’d agree that this is more the work of the translator than it is of Hemingway, let’s still say it was from him!

 

Funny quotes about France

You may think of France as a serious and intellectual country. While this is true, there are also a lot of funny quotes about France out there.

Whether they come from French President, celebrities making a mistake or international visitors cracking a joke, these will definitely make you chuckle if not laugh out loud.

 

“Brittany is pretty and it’s not far from France” – Coluche (French comedian)

Original quote in French: «C’est joli la Bretagne et puis c’est pas loin de la France.»

Coluche was France’s most famous comedian. He was known for his inappropriate attitudes towards politics and using profanities on television. Although he was not politically correct, he is still to this day one of the French’ favourite celebrities. He had the guts to say out loud what everyone was thinking and for this reason and that is something that the French value.
He also founded “Les Restos du Coeur” which is one of the biggest charities in France.

 

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” – Charles de Gaulle (former French President)

Original quote in French: “Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays où il existe 258 variétés de fromage ?”

With this sentence, De Gaulle was explaining how difficult and divided the French can be on every single matter. As you may know, the French like to argue and go on strike. This is a reference to that. Every time the government tries to do something in France, people will argue and complain a lot.
What De Gaulle intended to say with this is that the variety we have in France (here illustrated with cheese) is our biggest asset but makes it impossible for a leader.

 

“So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year? -Christina Aguilera (American singer)

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival is named this way because it always takes place in Cannes therefore asking where it would be is completely irrelevant.

 

“You should definitely visit the Louvre, a world-famous art museum where you can view, at close range, the backs of thousands of other tourists trying to see the Mona Lisa.” – Dave Barry (American author)

“Every year there’s a jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Getting on the jury is very competitive in France. Not because the French love cinema, but because they love to judge.” – Craig Ferguson (Scottish-American television host)

 

“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.” – Mark Twain (American author)“If the bible had been written by a Frenchman, there would have been a lot more recipes” – Stephen Clarke (British Author) / Talk to the snail

Stephen Clarke is a British author who wrote loads of books about his expat life in France. All of them are hilarious and you amongst the best books ever written about France.


“The French will tell you that ‘le client est roi’. The customer is king. But we all know what they did to their kings” – Stephen Clarke (British Author living in France)/ Merde Actually

“The French are geniuses at being polite while simultaneously insulting you.” – Stephen Clarke / Talk to the snail

“When dealing with a Frenchman, you need to be aware that there is a voice in his head. It is consistently telling him “I’m French, I’m right.” – Stephen Clarke / Talk to the snail

“Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.” – Doug Larson (American Journalist)

 

TV and Movie quotes about France

France has always been a popular choice when it comes to filming location. Paris is one of the most filmed cities in the world and everyone got the chance to see it featured in many movies and TV shows.
Here are some amazing quotes about France from all your favourite movies and series!

 

“It was like the first time I visited Versailles. There was an eerieness like I’d been there before. I don’t know if I was Louis XIV or Marie Antoinette or a lowly groundskeeper, but I lived there.” – Maurice Minnifield in Northern Exposure

“We’ll always have Paris” – Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

“If You’re Going to be Sad, You Might As Well Be Sad In Paris.” -Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” – Adriana in Midnight in Paris

 

“Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me.” – Carol in Paris Je t’aime

 

Jerry:
You’ll always be standing next to me Lise.

Lise:
Maybe not always. Paris has ways of making people forget.

Jerry:
Paris? No, not this city. It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything. It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way. I know. I came to Paris to study and to paint because Utrillo did, and Lautrec did, and Roualt did. I loved what they created, and I thought something would happen to me, too. Well, it happened all right. Now what have I got left? Paris. Maybe that’s enough for some but it isn’t for me anymore because the more beautiful everything is, the more it will hurt without you.” – An American in Paris

 

“Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina

“The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives… and gives expensive… jewels.” – Satine in Moulin Rouge

“Americans want beauties, not me. I’m not the Parisian bombshell they expected. Can you see me as a chorus girl? Where’s my feather up the ass? They think I’m sad, they’re dumb. I don’t connect to them.” – Edith Piath in La Vie en Rose

“I can never decide whether Paris is more beautiful by day or by night.” – Adriana in Midnight in Paris

 

Best Emily in Paris quotes about France

In 2020, Netflix released a Franco-American TV Show named Emily in Paris. It quickly went viral on the internet. Some people loved it, others hated it. Either way, it was full of cute quotes and here are some examples!

You live to work. We work to live.” – Luc in Emily in Paris

“A little ‘bonjour’ goes a long way.” — Emily in Emily in Paris

“It’s Paris, everyone’s serious about dinner.” — Mindy in Emily in Paris

The French are romantics, but they’re also realists.” — Mindy in Emily in Paris

 

Quotes about French People

Ah the French! What can I say? They are something. No matter what, you will always have an opinion about French people. You will either love them or hate them!

Some say they are rude. Others say they are romantic…

Well, guess what. We are all of that! We are complex and this why there are so many quotes about the French!

 

“God invented Parisians so foreigners wouldn’t understand anything about French people.” – Alexandre Dumas (French writer)

Original quote in French: Dieu a inventé le Parisien pour que les étrangers ne puissent rien comprendre aux Français.

 

“French people are so proud of their wine, they named many French cities after the names of Grand Cru vintage wine” – Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)

 

“French people like realism. They think that if actors are too beautiful, the movie is not realistic. It only “looks” like a movie.” Roman Polanski (French-Polish film director)

Original quote in French: Les Français aiment le réalisme ; ils pensent que si les comédiens sont trop beaux, le film ne ressemble pas à la réalité. Il a l’air d’un film.

 

“French people, wherever they look for it, need marvels and wonders.” – Charles De Gaulle

Original quote in French: Les Français, où qu’ils le cherchent, ont besoin de merveilleux.

 

“French people speak quickly but act slowly.” – Voltaire (French Enlightenment writer)

Original quote in French: Les français parlent vite et agissent lentement.

 

“ French people get on my nerves. A lot! But I don’t know any other language so I’ve got to speak to them.” – Michel Audiard (French screenwriter and film director)

Original quote in French: Les Français m’agacent prodigieusement, mais comme je ne connais aucune langue étrangère, je suis bien obligé de parler avec eux.

 

“Ah the French! They are like camembert, they don’t travel very well”- Claude Zidi (French film director)

Original quote in French: “Ah, les Français, ça voyage mal, c’est comme le camembert !”

This is definitely one of the most hilarious quotes about France. With this sentence, Claude Zidi refers to the fact that French people are known to be bad tourists (rude, no tipping…).

 

“What the French did in 1789 was the biggest effort anyone ever made.” – Alexis de Tocqueville (French aristocrat)

Original quote in French: Les Français ont fait en 1789 le plus grand effort auquel se soit jamais livré aucun peuple.

This quote refers to the French Revolution in 1789. When they rebelled against the monarchy, killed the king and fought for freedom.

 

“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.” – Victor Hugo (French poet and novelist)

“France may be the only country in the world where the rich are sometimes brilliant.” – Lillian Hellman (American playwright and author)

“The French believe that kids feel confident when they’re able to do things for themselves, and do those things well. After children have learned to talk, adults don’t praise them for saying just anything. They praise them for saying interesting things, and for speaking well.” – Pamela Druckerman (American writer)

“The French have a penchant for absolutism, for thinking that things are all one way or all another, which is why their politics are marked by a general inability to compromise and why they tend to hold their personal opinions until the bitter end, even after they have clearly lost an argument.” – Mark Zero (American author)

“English fondness for France is normally a sort of neutron love: take away the people and leave the buildings standing.” – Anthony Lane (British journalist)

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.” – Josephine Baker (American-born French entertainer)

“Far be it from a French man to interfere with love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri (American author)

“Everyone remembers their first taste of Paris. This will be his.” – Kristin Hannah (American writer)

“It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don’t put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don’t put on all their rings and all their bracelets.” – Ines de La Fressange (French fashion designer and perfumer)

“Maybe it can’t be proven statistically, but it’s a safe bet that any given American on his or her first trip to France will at some point remark with indignation that he or she had thought the French were supposed to be so polite.” – Jack Iams (American writer)

“The Frenchman is first and foremost a man. He is likeable often just because of his weaknesses, which are always thoroughly human, even if despicable.” – Henry Miller (American author)

“In French culture, the best way of buying time or getting off the hook entirely in a thorny personal situation is to claim that it’s complicated. The French did not invent love, but they did invent romance, so they’ve had more time than any other culture on earth to refine the nuances of its language.” – Mark Zero (American author)

“He was a Parisian,’ he said. ‘You can never be sure what Parisians believe in – beyond Paris of course.” – Ben Aaronovitch (English author)

“We are all very much alike in France in this respect; we still remain knights, knights of love and fortune, since God has been abolished whose bodyguard we really were. But nobody can ever get woman out of our hearts; there she is, and there she will remain, and we love her, and shall continue to love her, and go on committing all kinds of follies on her account as long as there is a France on the map of Europe; and even if France were to be wiped off the map, there would always be Frenchmen left.” – Guy de Maupassant (French author)

“I cannot prevent the French from being French.” – Charles de Gaulle (Former President of France)

“The French do not respect people who deny themselves any pleasure at all, and, despite what they might try to tell the world, they take food even more seriously than sex.” – Stephen Clarke (British author) / Talk to the snail

“The French are a philosophical nation. They go around saying ‘C’est la vie’ and talking about everything’s raison d’etre.” – Stephen Clarke (British author) / Talk to the snail

“The French are pretty shameless about telling politically incorrect jokes” – Stephen Clarke (British author) / Merde Actually

“The French are impossible people who keep saying that impossible is not French” – Robert Sabatier (French Poet)

Original quote in French: Les Français sont ces gens impossibles qui répètent qu’impossible n’est pas français.

 

Quotes about French Food

Food is a very important aspect of French culture. France loves its cuisine and delicacies. French people are obsessed with french food. This is a matter that is taken very seriously and that’s why there are so many quotes about French food!

“Everything ends this way in France – everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs – everything is a pretext for a good dinner.” – Jean Anouilh (French playwright)

“Cook with butter in the North, olive oil in the South.” – Alain Bremond-Torrent (French author)

“I’d love to be a tabletop in Paris, where food is art and life combined in one, where people gather and talk for hours. I want lovers to meet over me. I’d want to be covered in drops of candle wax and breadcrumbs and rings from the bottom of wine glasses. I would never be lonely, and I would always serve a good purpose.” – Maureen Johnson (American author)

“Now nothing is real except French wine.” – Conrad Kent Rivers (American poet)

“The flavours melted in my mouth- warm chocolate and melted butter and the flaky sweet crust. This was what I loved about France. A keen appreciation for the simplicity and sweetness of life. The French seemed to savour their minutes along with their food.” – Melanie Dobson (American author)

“When I got to France I realized I didn’t know very much about food at all.” – Julia Child (American author)

“God, it’s good to be eating in France again.” – Jack Iams (American Author)

“You can’t live in France if you’re not interested in food.” – Stephen Clarke / Talk to the Snail

“In France you cannot not have lunch. If you stopped the French from having lunch, you will have a second revolution, I can tell you this. Not going to work – it is part of the French privilege.” – Christian Louboutin (French Fashion Designer)

 

Quotes about the French language

If there is one thing everyone agrees on it would be that the French language is beautiful. It’s known in the entire world for being romantic, pretty and wonderful to hear.

Therefore, it’s only normal that we selected some cool quotes about the French language.

“Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.” – Steve Martin

“No matter how well I could pronounce words or expressions, there was no terroir in my vocabulary. Words all meant the same to me—almost like those black and white letter magnets you stick to a refrigerator. Table, 
Chaise, Connard, Pute, Vélo, Merde were all interchangeable and non-denominational, standing next to each other in my brain like a bad 
haiku.” – John von Sothen

“The French: a people who have used their sophisticated culture and beautiful language to bequeath to the world the sliced potato.” – Bauvard (Author)

“Occasionally, merely for the pleasure of being cruel, we put unoffending Frenchmen on the rack with questions framed in the incomprehensible jargon of their native language, and while they writhed, we impaled them, we peppered them, we scarified them, with their own vile verbs and participles.” – Mark Twain (American writer)

“French is the language that turns dirt into romance.” – Stephen King (American Author)

 

Interesting quotes about the French culture

France is way more than just beautiful landmarks and history. The French culture is insanely interesting and these quotes about the French culture will give a pretty good idea of what it’s like.

“Life is not work. Working too much sends you insane.” – Charles de Gaulle (Former French President)

Original quote in French: La vie n’est pas le travail : travailler sans cesse rend fou.

Even France’s most famous president, De Gaulle, would publicly acknowledge this very important fact. The French do not live to work. They work to live! This is why, in France, we only work 35 hours a week and have a minimum of 5 weeks paid holidays per year!


“Quarrels in France strengthen a love affair, in America they end it.” – Ned Rorem (American writer and diarist)

“Other countries drink to get drunk, and this is accepted by everyone; in France, drunkenness is a consequence, never an intention. A drink is felt as the spinning out of pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philtre, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.” – Rolan Barthes (French critic)

This one couldn’t be more true. Whereas a lot of country binge drink, France is not like that. The French love going for a drink but they usually only drink one or two. The point of going for a drink is to enjoy some quality time with your friends and drink delicious wine. Although they do get drunk at times, this is rarely the point.

 

“There is an admirable fact about the psychology of France: she knows no half measures, loathsome or sublime, she forges the thought and the beauty of a world or of a dung heap; her destiny is never to be mediocre.” – Josephin Peladan (French Novelist)

“France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it.” – Johnny Depp (American actor)

Please note that Johnny Depp knows the French and France very well as he was married to the French actress, Vanessa Paradis, for years.


Quotes about loving France

Visiting France is a magical experience. There is so much to do and see in France. Here are some quotes by people who loved France and are not afraid to say it over and over again!

“Sea and land may lie between us, but my heart is always there with you.” – Nancy B. Brewer (American author)

“France is beautiful. I stood at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower today and looked up at it. There are very few times in my life I’ve felt so small.” – Leisa Rayven (American Author)

“I cannot tell you what an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world.” Charles Dickens (English writer)

“I had come to the conclusion that I must really be French, only no one had ever informed me of this fact. I loved the people, the food, the lay of the land, the civilized atmosphere, and the generous pace of life.” – Julia Child (American teacher and author), My Life in France

“I just love France, I love French people, I love the French language, I love French food. I love their mentality. I just feel like it’s me. I’m very French.” – Olga Kurylenko (Ukrainian-French actress)

 

Best quotes about Paris

France’s capital city, Paris, is one of the most famous cities in the world. Known as the city of lights, it is truly one of the most beautiful and romantic cities you will ever get to visit. Here are some amazing quotes about Paris that will give you an idea of what it’s like!

“The Seine. I have painted it all my life, at all hours of the day, at all times of the year, from Paris to the sea…Argenteuil, Poissy, Vétheuil, Giverny, Rouen, Le Havre.” Claude Monet (French painter and a founder of French Impressionist painting)

«Add a couple of letters to Paris: it’s paradise.» – Jules Renard (French writer)

Original quote in French: Ajoutez deux lettres à Paris : c’est le paradis.

“Breath Paris, it keeps your soul young” – Victor Hugo (French novelist)
Original French quote: Respirer Paris, cela conserve l’âme.

“The days goes and the weeks goes, but the time and past loves don’t return, under the Bridge Mirabeau flows the river Seine.” – Guillaume Apollinaire (French poet)
Original French quote: Passent les jours et passent les semaines, ni le temps ni les amours reviennent, sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine.

“Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes.” – Henry James

“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” – Honoré de Balzac (French novelist and playwright)

“I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.” – M J Rose (American Author)

“But of Paris it can be said that the right bank of the Seine belongs to the world, and the left bank to France.” – Mary Butts (English writer)

“There’s nowhere that life feels more eternal, your dimwit youth more important, than Paris.” – Charles Finch (British businessman and film producer)

“He wanted to tell the baby that Paris was like a poem in stone.” – Simon Van Booy (Anglo-American writer)

 

More quotes about places to visit in France

Paris is not the only place you should visit in France! There are so many beautiful cities, islands, towns… From South-West France to Corsica, here are a few quotes about the rest of France!

 

“It was then I thought of Corsica, the place we had discovered together. I craved the wind, the sun and salt, the simplicity of the island.” – Lucy Foley (English Author)

“The French Riviera is the greenhouse where the roots grow. Paris is the shop where the flowers are sold” – Jean Cocteau (French poet and screenwriter)

Original quote in French: La Côte d’Azur est la serre où poussent les racines. Paris est la boutique où on vend les fleurs.

 

“You were never told that Saint-Tropez is paradise?” – Karl Lagerfeld (German Fashion Designer)

«In Provence, the sun rises twice a day: in the morning and after the nap!» – Yvan Audouard (French writer)
Original quote in French: En Provence, le soleil se lève deux fois : le matin et après la sieste.

« There are 3 rivers in Lyon: the Rhône, the Saone et the Beaujolais!» – Léon Daudet (French writer and politician)
Original quote in French: Lyon est une ville arrosée par trois grands fleuve : le Rhône, la Saône et le Beaujolais!

Quick explanation: The Beaujolais is a type of wine that you can find near Lyon, in Eastern France. The new Beaujolais comes out every year in November. This is an important celebration in France. A lot of people go out to drink the New Beaujolais and have fun. Please note that the new Beaujolais is not known for being a very good wine. The Beaujolais itself though is!

 

“Ah Marseille, the only city where we eat!” – Emile Zola (French writer and journalist)
Original quote in French: Ah Marseille, la seule ville où l’on mange.

France loves its food and there are so many local dishes all around the country. Unfortunately, cities are not known for having too many specialities. Typical dishes are often found in the country rather than in cities. In Marseille though, there are so many local dishes to eat! This why Zola considered as the only city where you can get good food!

 

«Nature is well done! It makes apples grow in Normandie, knowing that the indigenous population of this region only eat cider» – Henri Monnier (French playwright, caricaturist and actor)

Original quote in French: Que la nature est prévoyante ! Elle fait pousser des pommes en Normandie sachant que les indigènes de cette province ne boivent que du cidre.

 

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