The Beauty Of The French Riviera

Ah! The French Riviera!  Located in the eastern-south of France, and boarded by the mediterrannean sea.  The French Riviera (Cote d’Azur) with its tropical island looks is one of the most visited site in the world.  thousands of tourists all over the world are flocking t the French Rivieraevery year.  The French Riviera is “The Spot” in France where a great number of famous artists, French and others are spending time to relax.  Few days before a death Princess Diane was spotted there.  Many famous french actors and singers are spotted there every year.  Of course that is besides the fact that the famous film festival ( Festival de Cannes) is also held there.

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Victor Hugo, Famous French Writer

Victor Hugo is probably the most famous writer of all time in France. As a matter of fact when Andre Gide, another famous French author himself, was asked who was the most famous French writer, his answer was, Victor Hugo. Victor Hugo’s works is HUGE and includes poetry, novels, political reviews, articles and more. His best known work here, in America are Les Miserable (1831) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1862).

Victor Hugo was born in 1802 in Besancon, France. He started his writing very early in life and his dramatic poetry work in his teenage years. Victor Hugo, was not only a famous writer, but also a political figure in the second half of his life, as he supported the republican form of French government of his time. In 1841 his was elected at the Academie Francaise.

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French Wine And Food

The author of this blog was born in France and what she misses the most in the country is probably the food and the wine.

France is the country of food. Lyon, the city where I was born is even called the capital of food.  It is famous for its wonderful “saussisson sec” and “saussisson cru”.  Saussisson sec is a dry salami sausage, as you would call it here, and saussisson cru is a raw salami sausage that is to be cooked before serving.  This saussisson cru is also served breaded.  The saussisson is first boiled in water and then rolled in a bread dough like and baked.  It is called “saussisson brioche”

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