Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a center of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside of the City of Lights is very different and varies by region.
France doesn’t just have different cultures; the word “culture” actually comes from France. “‘Culture’ derives from the same French term, which in turn derives from the Latin colere, meaning to tend to the earth and grow, cultivation and nurture,”
Some would say that the words “Paris” and “culture” are synonymous. And some might even add a third word: “style”. Paris’s contributions to Western culture have been formidable for centuries, evident through numerous mediums: architecture, cuisine, decorative arts, diplomacy, drama, fashion, language, literature, music, painting, politics, and sculpture. In many ways, Paris defines to the world what it means to be French.
The city to me is long romantic walks, marvelous cafes & restaurants, amazing architecture that surrounds you & unforgettable memories to cherish.
We arrive in the afternoon and are staying in a new arrondissement; The sought-after Le Marais district. This is only a short distance from our cooking school, La Cuisine.
I love our dainty room key-all about the details!
We found this darling cafe and were excited to sit outside and enjoy the culture of this neighborhood we had not spent much time in past years.
At first blush, Montmartre neighborhood is charming!
After all that I still love the vibe in Montmartre.
La Maison Rose is charming! Ambience is exactly what I love; quaint, imperfections throughout. The food is decent, however it’s not what draws you to this enchanting restaurant that sits in the heart of Montmartre.
Photos by; Tina Meade
Quote & research on the history of Paris from internet