Vive le France!

Vive Le France
Austin, Texas
August 11, 2016 10:35am CST
The French Revolution lasted a decade: 1789 - 1799. France was on its way to embracing democracy just like the Americans but Napoleon Bonaparte interrupted the progress by making himself Emperor. It was only temporary. France is now a democracy and the USA and France both have the same green lady that represents liberty. Vive le France! (Info sources: hubpages.com and lawlessfrench.com) (Since I'll probably never get to travel to France, might as well write about it. ) https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/vive-la-france/
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@JohnRoberts (32833)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Aug 16
I have been to France six times as I used to have a great affection for most things French.
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• Austin, Texas
11 Aug 16
Six times!!! Was it Paris or different cities in France? Oh please tell me! Please! Please! Please!!
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@JohnRoberts (32833)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Aug 16
@cmoneyspinner Six times to Paris but I have also been to Cannes twice from where I trained down to Monte Carlo, Monaco and saw Princess Grace's palace. I have taken bus trips out of Paris to the Normandy beaches, Monet's home in Giverny and other places. I am not rich and these trips were the result of much saving and traveling low budget.
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• Austin, Texas
11 Aug 16
@JohnRoberts - You spent your savings wisely. Thanks for telling me about your trips.
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@dodo19 (25781)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Aug 16
I have ancestors from France and I'd love to go visit, but we'll see. I can hope.
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• Austin, Texas
11 Aug 16
Closest I've ever been to France was meeting people who attended church services where I happen to also be worshiping and ... some guy who walked up to me in a local grocery store to ask me a question about a product. Glad he spoke English.
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@dodo19 (25781)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Aug 16
@cmoneyspinner lol. That must have been nice that he spoke English.
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@Corbin5 (65442)
• United States
11 Aug 16
My maternal great grandparents and grandmother came to the USA from Brittany, France. The last name was Gereec (accent mark over one of those e's). My parents have been to France, but I have not. Oh well, it was safer there when my parents visited.
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• Austin, Texas
11 Aug 16
Yes. France is experiencing violent troubles these days. So I have to visit from afar. Brittany? I'm going to have research that to learn more about it.
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@Corbin5 (65442)
• United States
12 Aug 16
@cmoneyspinner Yes, in French it is Bretagne. @topffer kindly researched my ancestors from that area for me. He sent me marriage certificates, military records, and birth announcements. He said those from Brittany spoke a form of French characteristic of that area, Breton I think. He said I have around 60 cousins living in Paris. So cool.
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• Austin, Texas
12 Aug 16
@Corbin5 - Way cool!
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• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 16
I want to go Paris on honeymoon after marriage
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• Austin, Texas
11 Aug 16
So many people want to go to Paris for so many reasons. A honeymoon is usually among the Top 10 reasons people want to go there. They don't call the "City of Love" for nothing.
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• New Delhi, India
11 Aug 16
@cmoneyspinner I know it's a city of love and my gf dream destination
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@topffer (27807)
• France
12 Aug 16
Thanks for this. I do not share your point of view about Napoleon : the Empire was a democracy and had some strong republican foundations. We owe a large part of our laws to Napoleon. The Monarchy that followed the battle of Waterloo was a real regression : restriction of the freedom of the press and people, abolition of divorce, return to a state religion, etc.
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• Austin, Texas
12 Aug 16
The story of Napoleon making himself emperor isn't near as bad as the stories I came across about what happened to some of the revolutionaries that spurred the uprising. Whew! It was some cut throat stuff!
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@teamfreak16 (30225)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
12 Aug 16
I've been to the very northern part of France. We sailed out of Boulogne when we went to England.
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@anniepa (26098)
• United States
16 Jul
It's been my dream for as long as I can remember to visit France one day and in recent days I've dreamed of being able to move there because I'm pretty sure I'd be happier there than I am here in America right now. The liberties we've taken for granted here will soon be gone and enough people will just allow it to happen without even putting up a fight.
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• Austin, Texas
18 Jul
I never lose hope in the spirit of the citizens of America. I believe in our ability and capability to govern ourselves. If aliens invaded US from another planet, I'd still stay here. There are so many of US who never once took our freedom for granted. We all know freedom has never been free. It comes with a price.
@anniepa (26098)
• United States
3 Aug
@cmoneyspinner At this point, I'd choose the other planet. Those aliens would probably be more "human like" than the person who currently resides in the White House that he thinks is a "real dump".
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@acelawrites (9294)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
It is one of my wish list. To visit such nice European countries.
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• Austin, Texas
12 Aug 16
I'm visiting through other people.