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User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I've been watching the threads against France build up over the last couple of months and it occured to me: the French might actually be getting concerned that they've replaced the United States as "World's most hated nation"TM.

So, whatever you think of the French Government's policies, let's celebrate what you like about the French country:

Of course, Concorde:


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The TGV, the world's fastest train: (here shown travelling at 186mph/300kmh)



The wine:



Paris!:



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User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Héhé, thank you very much for this thread !
Let me add a link about the TGV:
http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/tgv/tgvindex.html
I'm a train fanatic since I'm born, and the TGV is of course my favourite train, especially the TGV Duplex !
A ride in the upper deck of the TGV Duplex from Marseille to Paris via the Méditerrannée high speed track amazing ! The max speed is 300km/h, and it takes no more than 3h10 to go from Marseille to Paris gare de Lyon (1h30 by plane).

EDIT: check this website and you'll see what the interior of a TGV will look like:
http://intermodalite.com/news/renovtgv/

[Edited 2003-04-06 12:00:16]

User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

French cheese:

Photo from http://www.bacchuscellars.com

French design:

Photo from http://www.ceruttimiller.com/

French bread:

Photo from www.cuisinedefrance.ie

French art:

Photo from www.allposters.com

The countryside:

Photo from http://www.lisldennis.com/provence.php


Photos from www.provenceweb.fr

Photo from www.provence.guideweb.com

French food:


Photos from www.myhouseandgarden.com


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I only like certain cheese. My favorite cheese is still Cheddar. I do like the TGV and the Concorde.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Clovis


User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

Frenchy Frenchy Frenchy

Oui Oui Oui




[Edited 2003-04-06 13:57:50]

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Don't you mean.

Freedom Cheese
Freedom Design
Freedom Bread
Freedom Art
Freedom Food

 Laugh out loud





OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1060 times:

I like Citroëns, the latest addition Pluriel is cool. I also like mitchell fishing reels,
sosy fishing plugs and mepps spinners...


User currently offlineTechRep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1048 times:



Ya baby!

TechRep


User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1046 times:

I really like the Cheese, and the bread. I also really like some of the small villiages I've been too...especially in Normandy. The mountains down by Switzerland have some great skiing, too...

User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1030 times:

Frenchy Powa ! Big grin
First believed it was a joke when I saw the name of the topic :-P
We've also got the French Mylene Farmer (ok ok I know we stole it from Quebec so what...)






User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

In addition to loving French cheese, wine, chocolate and food in general, as well as the Concorde, the Louvre, Paris, la Tour Eiffel and many other things French, I always thought Peugeots were neat cars. Sure, the build quality was never very good, but I spent quite a bit of time behind the wheel of an uncle's 505 S Turbodiesel, learning to drive stick in the spring of 1985. The car was brand-new at the time. I loved the heated seats, and all the funky controls.  Big grin

Vive la France!


User currently offlineCharleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 987 times:

I like the TGV, the Concorde, and Paris.

BTW, "French Fries" are actually Belgian (I think)


User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Here are some additions to my list:

French movies:

Photo from imdb.com

Art Deco:

Photo from http://www.retropolis.net

Bistros and cafes:


Photo from www.metropoleparis.com

Patisseries and boulangeries:

Photo from allposters.com

Photo from http://www.patisserie-de-l-eglise.com



Pleasant, cosmopolitan cities:

Photo from www.grenoble-isere-tourisme.com

Foie gras:

Photo from www.lucien-doriath.fr

Photo from www.lucien-doriath.fr

Vineyards:

Photo from www.lucien-doriath.fr

More French food:

Photos from www.patriciawells.com


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Well my girlfriends route for the last 12 years has been IAH>CDG and she loves it, loves it, loves it. Never tires of it at all

Jeremy


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 964 times:

french alps:



 Big grin


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 960 times:

That looks like Mont Blanc with Valee Blanche coming down the left side! Nice!

Staffan


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 952 times:

I remember seeing Mont Blanc when we were staying at Les Deux Alpes and were skiing on the glacier. We could see down all the valleys and the cloud was rolling down, and underneath the blanket you could see all the little French Hamlets... nice.

A beautiful part of the world, especially considering it was 22C when we got there Big grin.


User currently offlineCO 757 200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 928 times:

I like Orangina (that French orange pop!!)  Smile

User currently offlineB747_A340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 911 times:

I love France... My grandpa lived in France during his college years and it's awesome. I've been to France 3 times in my life and I would dare to say they were the best trips in my life. I just love the French culture and I specially like how their government stands for their views without really caring what the US or any other nation thinks.

Just my $0.02

Diego



God, please save me from your followers!
User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 880 times:

I forgot to mention one of my favorite desserts, Creme Burlee:


Photo from www.frenchpatisserie.com


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5998 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 873 times:

For me, nothing beats taking a day off to go to Port Grimaud, settle down on the beach for a few hours, then take a walk through the city itself, looking at all the huge boats inthere.. And then, in the late afternoon, take the short ride over to St. Tropez, and take a walk along the harbor, looking at even more huge boats before settling down at one of the beach front cafe's and enjoying a nice meal while the sun slowly sets.

Ahh... that's life...  Smile


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 854 times:

I like the country as a whole - culture, cities, food, drink, Airbus, TGV... Of the few parts of France I really got to know, I love Paris most. A cosmopolitan metropolis with lots and lots of nice ancient buildings and one great scenery - tell me where I can get that in Germany.


http://www.elmundoviajes.com/elmundoviajes/especiales/2002/02/francia/imagenes/eiffel.gif

However, cars... Well, I'm German. Nuff said?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 831 times:

CMF airport and the big holes in the fence so you can shoot at night  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (a lot of rodents with sharp teeth roam here  Laugh out loud)

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