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Kir and Kir Royale

When in doubt, leave it to the French to master the art of enjoying a good drink on every occasion.  For long lunches with friends and family, when you want to relax and enjoy, a much-loved wine cocktail Kir -  or if the occasion is...

Calvados

Along with wines, cognac and champagne, France is also known for its delicious apple brandy – Calvados. The ingenious French used the cool and damp climate of Normandy to their advantage and created a drink from specially grown and selected apples whose history dates back...

Cognac

Along with Champagne, Cognac is another authentic French drink that conquered the world.  It is one of the most important French export products and a drink that will add class, aroma, warmth, and taste to every occasion.   This brandy is named after the town of Cognac...

High heels

Ever since Catherine de Medici introduced them to the French, the high-heeled shoes were a fashion must. At first, they were an inseparable part of man's wardrobe, especially royals and nobility but later, in the late 18th century, they became a feminine symbol, the sexy,...

Perfume

If you want to adhere to that "When in Paris act like a Parisian" then perfume is a must. It is one of the essences of French girl chic, along with mariniere, beret, cigarettes, red lipstick and espadrilles.   Any perfume, whether it is floral, “oriental,” wood,...

Cigarettes

It was the epitome of cool. Before it became politically incorrect, smoking cigarettes was sexy and rebellious. It added a touch of danger and glamour and a sense of freedom to everyday life.   Cigarette smoking became widespread by the late 19th century and was associated with...

Mariniere

When it comes to Frenchness,  striped sailor jersey known as tricot raye, mariniere or Breton shirt is the iconic garment,  a cool classic worn by trendsetters from Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso to Brigitte Bardot, Jean Paul Gaultier and Caroline de Maigret.   Traditionally...

Beret

When you say France, chances are that one of your first associations would be a beret, that soft, round, flat-crowned Basque hat usually made from sturdy wool felt that prevents the passage of wind and water and is designed with a tight-fitting crown that helps...

La Reine Margot

She was one of the most educated, cultured, beautiful, fashionable women of her time, a “pearl of de Valois,” but also a victim of misogynist propaganda that portrayed her as nymphomaniac and incestuous La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) and downplayed the importance of her actions...

Champagne

French author Denis Tillinac once said that Champagne is France and he was right. Cause in that bottle of sparkling wine lays all the class, style, sexiness and charm of the French. Drink it and taste those intoxicating bubbles which turn a plain bank clerk...