Street name use began in Paris in the 14th century. At first written on canvas and hung off buildings, then followed much later in 1761 by the now famous blue enamel plates. Before the numbering system came along, the only way to locate a home or business was exclusively by its street name. The “Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche” (“Street of the Cat that Fishes”) is the narrowest street in Paris (1,80 meters – about 6’ft), and one of the oldest.
Friday Fun Facts – The Pont d’Avignon
Friday Fun Facts – Did you know? No one ever danced on the Pont d’Avignon (more precisely the Saint-Benezet Bridge) as the song claims, but under it… In the middle ages, the bridge traversed an island called “Isle de la Barthelasse” where guingettes (party boats) used to dock under the arches.
Friday Fun Facts – French Baguettes
French Facts – Did you know? Each and every second in France, 320 baguettes are baked…
Euro 2016 – Allez Les Bleus!!!
France’s National Soccer Team Join all of France in supporting the “Bleus” for today’s game against Albania played in Marseille’s Stadium. See latest game Results / TV Schedules / Live Streams Happy Travels, -Girl Gone Gallic
“Pain au Chocolat” or “Chocolatine”???
Cast you vote and let your voice be heard!!! Is it a “Pain au Chocolat” or is it a “Chocolatine”? Poll Closed