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The Basque culture enjoys a great diversity thanks to its neighboring influences. Some examples of their traditions are:
- Basque pelota. The root of this ball game can be traced back to the French medieval paume (meaning palm) game from the 13th century.
Every year on February 2nd, French people celebrate La Chandeleur. On this date, we used to cook crepes, that we would then flip in the skillet while holding a golden coin in the hand, which will bring us luck all year long.
Originally, crepes parties were part of a casual winter family routine that the Catholics picked as the celebration of Jesus Presentation to the Temple.… Read More
If you have been to a McDonald’s restaurant in both countries, you most likely noticed huge differences.
- Restaurants are decorated nicer, look newer, and are better equipped in France.
- Menus are (much !) more elaborate, with a wider range of ingredients.
A symbol of gathering and of the famous French fraternity, markets are an important part of Parisian life. We urge you to add them to your go-to list during your visit of the Capitale. Here is a selection of the most beautiful markets in Paris, in our opinion:
- The Marché d’Aligre: is an iconic indoor/outdoor market which is open every day.
To make a long story short, there is not ONE French cuisine. We would be better off speaking about French gastronomy, which includes all of the French cuisines. Each one comes from a different region, with both it’s differences as well as common characteristics.… Read More