My Love for France

Outside of the Country we are from, there are other countries we love. As a matter of fact, when I was 7, I went to France (not realizing I would start in fall in love with that country). It actually was one of my trips with my extended family——-we had done a couple of those over the years. So, why do I love France?

The Food

Hold on, how can you love a country for it’s food. Well, France is actually home to some of the best options when it comes to food choices. Not just food, but drinks as well—–love nutella and banana crepês and chocolate croissants (what I fell in love with when I went to France, but don’t remember). But after going to France, I would learn to love even more food later in life- from beouf bourguigon (I wanted to try this after watching Julie and Julia) to crème brûlée to Café au Lait. What I usually get at Amelie’s is Cafe au Lait (basically France’s Misto) and a Chocolate Crossiant

Settings of Shows

Yes, this is yet another reason why I love France. Four of my favorite shows in theater take place in France. One is an opera and three are musicals. You are talking about La Bohème (my favorite opera), Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Mis. To fully describe why I LOVE all four would take a while

About La Bohème, wouldn’t have given it a chance if it wasn’t for Rent (the musical is based off that opera). There is something special about Puccini that draws you in- don’t know what. Rodolfo and Mimi are one of my favorite couples- yes, tragic but beautiful (they truly do love each other despite some struggles)

Do I really have to say why I love the three musicals? For starters, Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney musical (home to a brave and strong protagonist and Belle is the classic princess I relate tot he most). Filled with exciting, magical, and romantic songs; Phantom of the Opera is my favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musical- hauntingly beautiful, but angelic- spellbinding and mysterious as well; Les Mis——boy, that would really take a LOT to describe why I love it—-epic, powerful, passionate, uplifting, highly emotional, and hopeful

Settings of Books

Well, a number of my favorite books take place in France as well, including Les Misérables, such as:

  1. Hunchback of Notre Dame
  2. Little Paris Bookshop
  3. The Paris Library
  4. Tale of Two Cities- England/France

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