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Why Do We Think France Is So Romantic?

Why do we think France is so romantic?

Is it because of glamorous and exquisite French movie stars like Catherine DeneuveBrigitte Bardot, Louis Jourdan, Gérard Depardieu, Charles Boyer…even Maurice Chevalier?  

 

Or because movies like “A Man and a Woman” with Anouk AiméeThe English Patient and Chocolat with Juliette Binoche; and Amelie with Audrey Tautoo are imprinted on our hearts?

 

Perhaps we think of “love” and “France” because of the romantic cities 

Paris at night

Paris at night

 

 

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

 

Lyon

Lyon

 

… and fairytale palaces

 

The castles

Carcassone

Carcassone

 

The storybook villages...

St. Remy

St. Remy

 

Collioure

Collioure

 

Pont Vendras

Pont Vendras

 

Then there’s the art …

art

 

… the food 

 

 

Let’s not forget, champagne — the elixir of lovers — and it comes only from France

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If there was a poll for the “World’s Most Romantic Country” and you could cast only one vote. Which place would you choose? 

I’d choose “France.” 

… and seal it with a kiss …

 

"The Kiss" by Rodin

“The Kiss” by Rodin

 

For a closer look at the castles, chateaus and villages of France, click here and enjoy browsing!

 

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8 replies »

  1. Love all your pics and how you illustrated it in photos. I was in Collioure this summer so I especially liked that one. 😉 #allaboutfrance

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  2. Deborah all I can say is that you really know how to make me want to get back to Uzes a fast as possible. That was a wonderful topic and your analysis was SPOT ON!! My mouth is watering and I have a desire to go get a glass of wine right this minute–Maybe its too early and we do have a wine makers dinner to go to this evening with a 5 course meal but it will be nothing like the simple restaurant experiences that one gets in the small villages of France!!!

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