French Trivia @Girlgonegallic
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Friday Fun Facts – Random Bits of French Knowledge

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: How to become a master of mostly useless French knowledge! Looking to impress your friends? Make your next date think you are smarter than you are? Want to appear more interesting at parties? Dazzle your friends, neighbors, and co-workers with extremely useless random …

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Route de Mimosa Itinerary @Girlgonegallic
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Scenic Driving Route du Mimosa Itinerary

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Le soleil en hiver… Get ready for a real treat! This scenic driving route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop …

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Mimosas in flower signs of spring in Provence @GirlGoneGallic
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Winter Blues? Bring a little Cote d’Azur sunshine into your life!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Explore Provence’s scenic “Route du Mimosa”! Grey skies getting you down? Ain’t no sunshine? What could be better to brighten even the darkest dreariest winter day than 130km (80 miles) of bursting scented golden poofs? So much better than popping Vitamin D pills or …

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Guillotine in France @GirlgoneGallic
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Friday Fun Facts 4 – Did you know? The Guillotine in France

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: The last execution by Guillotine in France happened not so long ago. Over 200 years ago, the French discovered and adopted the Guillotine. The Guillotine was designed by the surgeon Antoine Louis inspired by devices found in Italy. Dr. Louis perfected his new …

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Living in France It’s Shopping Time – C’est Les Soldes!

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Friday Fun Facts: Did you know this about France? For a period of six weeks in the winter and again in spring, France’s retailers put their lingering unsold stock on sale for the savvy to pick up at serious discounts. From Wednesday January …

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French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became …

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The Saffron Fields of Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Hidden twenty minutes outside of Marseille in the spectacular hills of the Mont du Marseillais, the tiny village of Lascours is host to fields of what is locally known as “Red gold”, or the Saffron fields of Provence. When you think of Saffron, …

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Sweet Orange Crepes @Girlgonegallic
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Delightful Sweet Orange Crêpes Provençal

Do not let the intimidation of cooking crêpes deter you from this trying the very simple recipe. Light and airy yet packed full of zesty orange flavour, it’s a recipe to be proud of conquering!

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Rustrel Colorado Provencal #ExploreProvence @GirlGoneGallic
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Rustrel The Wild West in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Have you heard of the Colorado Provencal? The Wild West in Provence? Imagine the stunning colors of Arizona’s Grand Canyon at dusk, and you will have an idea of the beauty awaiting you. Sands in infinite shades red, orange, yellow, and even white …

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The Fashionable Hiker – French Style

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: When hiking, first and foremost, you must be well dressed… I’m sure you have heard the best way to dress for hiking largely depends on the conditions you plan on hiking in … clothing that wicks away moisture with less coverage in the …

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