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Discover the Curious History of the Gallic Rooster of France

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

Many nations are represented by the symbol of an animal. Normally, they choose one whose characteristics reflect those of the country: The United Kingdom chose the brave lion and the United States claims the majestic bald eagle. What animal do you think represents France? … The barnyard rooster.

…Continue reading here to discover why the Gallic Rooster is in fact the oldest symbol of France. Apparently this rooster (le coq gaulois in French) can be traced back to Roman times. The emblem of the cockerel gained popular approval during the French Revolution – the people’s bird. Now you see the Gallic Rooster on sport’s teams logos and much more. Enjoy this curious history by

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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