Why do we think France is romantic?
Is it because of glamorous and exquisite French movie stars like Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Louis Jourdan, Gérard Depardieu, Charles Boyer that we think France is romantic? Even Maurice Chevalier?
Or because movies like “A Man and a Woman” with Anouk Aimée; The English Patient and Chocolat with Juliette Binoche; and Amelie with Audrey Tautoo are imprinted on our hearts?
A Man and A Woman
Perhaps we think of “love” and “France” because of the romantic cities
… and fairytale palaces
The storybook villages…
Then there’s the art …
… the food
Let’s not forget, champagne — the elixir of lovers — and it comes only from France
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
For a closer look at the castles, chateaus and villages of France, click here and enjoy browsing!
Last week I published photos of Paris on the Barefoot Blogger Facebook page. Happily, friends began replying with their pictures of Paris. That gave me the inspiration to publish a post of Paris photos as seen through your eyes.
Thank you to all who contributed your “Best Shot”.
Versailles – Sally J
Jim Morrison’s Grave, Pere Lachaise Cemetery – Michelle F.
The Louvre – Lori H.
Jardin du Luxembourg – Cobblestone and Vineyard
Jardin des Plantes – Beverly T
Fireworks from the Eiffel Tower- Kathy B.
Notre Dame by Dawn S.
Retail store: Colette on Rue St. Honore – Lib H.
Fete du Pain – Paula H
Cafe near Notre Dame – Kathleen H.
Today We Are All Parisians
Ten voices silenced. One million new ones will appear.