eg777er
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The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 6:06 pm

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!:

 
AOMlover
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 6:57 pm

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]
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 7:45 pm

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
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:22 pm

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

-Clovis
 
Glenn
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:51 pm

Aussie Aussie Aussie
Oi Oi Oi

Frenchy Frenchy Frenchy

Oui Oui Oui




[Edited 2003-04-06 13:57:50]
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:58 pm

Don't you mean.

Freedom Cheese
Freedom Design
Freedom Bread
Freedom Art
Freedom Food

 Laugh out loud


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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 10:31 pm

I like Citroëns, the latest addition Pluriel is cool. I also like mitchell fishing reels,
sosy fishing plugs and mepps spinners...
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 10:57 pm



Ya baby!

TechRep
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Sun Apr 06, 2003 11:01 pm

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...
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:19 am

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...)




 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 4:22 am

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!
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:29 am

I like the TGV, the Concorde, and Paris.

BTW, "French Fries" are actually Belgian (I think)
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 5:45 am

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
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:00 am

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
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:16 am

french alps:



 Big grin
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:26 am

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

Staffan
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:36 am

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.
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:18 am

I like Orangina (that French orange pop!!)  Smile
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:45 am

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
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:27 am

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


Photo from www.frenchpatisserie.com
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:47 am

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
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:21 am

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?
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
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RE: The 'I Like France' Thread

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:30 pm

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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