Happy Fathers Day
Wishing all dads a fabulous fun filled day from us at A French Collection.
Happy Birthday Madame Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel’s tower was completed on 31 March 1889 and is 128 years old this year. Her birthday is celebrated on her completion date of 31 March. Have you visited this iconic symbol of Paris? Read more about the build of Gustave’s amazing structure here and find 10 Amazing Eiffel Tower Facts here.
What is crescent shaped, made from layer upon layer of flakey pastry and loads of butter and tastes like heaven? You got it… it’s a croissant.
This iconic french pastry is celebrated on the 30th of January each year and is linked with Marie Antonniette who is given the fame of introducing the pastry to France over 100 years ago.
“Celebrating France’s First Steps Toward Democracy:
Every July 14th, Paris celebrates Bastille Day (La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale) which marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the first major event of the French Revolution of 1789.
The destruction of the Bastille prison in central Paris was chosen as a symbol of France’s first stirrings of democracy, though it would take several reinstated monarchies and bloody revolutions to establish an enduring Republic.” (http://goparis.about.com/od/events/p/Bastille_Day.htm)