Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790 was a celebration to commemorate the first anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille and the unity of the French Nation during the French Revolution. Each year since 1880, celebrations are held all over France on 14 July commemorating the 14 July 1789 storming of the Bastille prison. The French celebration, La Fête Nationale, is referred to in America as […]
There is never a dull moment in Chef Grenouille’s life. This is the dance floor at Bistro G, one of four Chez Gren International restaurants in France. A glass vile around the neck of this Yul Brynner ice sculpture is the hiding place for a hair coloring solution that will change the world. But the […]
Photo courtesy of Chef Grenouille’s Creative Consultant, Michele L. Moses.
The Promenade du Paillon in Nice, France is a wonderland for children and adults alike with lush gardens, creatively paved walkways, and unique water features. It opened in October 2013 after 3 long years of construction that included the demolition and relocation of the bus station. The promenade was constructed over a river of the same name that was covered […]
Chapellerie [ʃapɛlʀi] English translation: hat shop Everyone remembers the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and that unique red & white broad striped hat. I was delighted to learn while reading the NY Times this morning that Dr. Seuss not only decked out his characters in hats, he also collected them and brought them […]
Souviens [s-ooh-vee-ens] Je me souviens d’une rose seule. English translation I remember a single rose. When I was 7 years old I had the opportunity to visit Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York to undergo a major 6 hour operation. I will not go into the details, let’s just say it was quite the experience […]
argent [ahr-juhnt] Elle travaille dur pour l’argent. English translation: She works hard for the money. Money is used to pay for goods & services and to pay people for their work. Traveling from France’s Nice aéroport to Provence, La Piano Bar Restaurant in Rognes is a delightful destination for a lovely al fresco lunch. At La Piano you will find a creative […]
somme [sawm] Pour faire un petit somme. English translation To take a short nap. A nap is a short period of sleep, usually during daytime. Matthew P. Walker has found a nap clears the brain to absorb new information. “Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness, but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were […]