Travel in France - Visit Paris In spring time, when the air is filled with the scent of blossom, Cote D'Azure where summer is long and lazy and never too hot. As Christmas draws closer, the markets are selling crèpes, hot chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh truffles, and foie gras so prized by epicures the world over. See the many châteaux that make up the architectural heritage of France. Prehistoric man, the Gauls, the Romans, the Franks all came here and settled, come and find a past that still lives on today. A holiday in France will be one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences.
Our aim is to help you in preparing for your holiday in france with useful hints and tips about the country and people of France, the documentation you will need and some useful phrases to ease your way. We hope to provide some insight into rules and regulations so that you will gain the most from your holiday. We will arm you with the information that it is only wise for visitors to France to know. To this end we have brought together some useful facts and information to ensure your well earned vacation in France begins as you would expect the perfect break to begin and sends you home feeling relaxed, refreshed and with wondrous memories you will treasure forever.
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The word Galette comes from the Norman word ‘gale’ which means flat cake. It is a word used in French cuisine for various types of flat round or free form crusty cakes that are eaten during Epiphany from the 6th January, it symbolises the fertility and renewal of the earth, which is linked to the extension of sun light during the day.
In Christianity it is a symbol of the manifestation of Jesus among men and celebrates three episodes:- the arrival of the Magi, the wedding in Canna and the date of the baptisms of Christ in Jordan.
Inside the galette is a small bean or china gift which dates back to Roman times. It was white or black and was used during the Saturnalia festival to elect the king of the Feast. Today, the person who finds the gift in the galette becomes King or Queen for the day and wears the crown.
Tradition says that the galette is to be shared with guests who are also offered a glass of cider, muscat, sparkling wine or champagne. ... Continued...