Author: Girl Gone Gallic

Out and about somewhere between Europe and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing you travel tips, culture, anecdotes, and everything in between.
Joyeuses Pacques - Happy Easter - Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! Joyeuses Pâques!

Easter is very much a family gathering many parts of the world, and particularly in France. And chocolate plays an important role in the celebration… Chocolate Bells??? Traditionally you will find not only the traditional chocolate easter eggs that we know so well, but also chickens – bunnies – fish, and bells. Bells, yes, really… The myth has it that…

Poisson d'Avril 2019 - taped fish on back

Happy “Poisson d’Avril”!

What??? What u talkin’ bout girl??? Fish in April??? The “Poisson d’Avril”, an April Fool’s day tradition in France, involves pasting paper fish on unsuspecting peoples backs. Yes, that’s right, go ahead and slap a fish (preferably paper – but that’s up to you) on all your French friends backs…or any friend for that matter!