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La Provence France

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Fun Facts France En général le temps fait beau! En hiver,
il fait assez froid. Et, en éte, il fait assez
chaud. géographie et temps Traditional Clothing and Music For certain festivals, women wear "jupon." "Jupon" are the traditional quilted skirt of the region. They also wear hand crocheted socks for the festivals. Then there is the traditional Provencal cape, which has a pleated hood. The pleated hood is worn over a lace cap. Dauphiné, a region of la Provence, features one of the rare sword dances that have stood the test of time, the Bacchu-ber performed yearly in Briançon. Alex Mehringer La Provence Culinary and Other Specialties Tourist Attractions En la provence il y a beaucoup de montagnes, spécialement les Alpes Provences et les Alpes Maritimes. Et, il y a le Rhône et la Méditerranée au sud. In Provence, the traditional liquor is called pastis. It is flavored with anise and contains around 40-45% alcohol by volume. It is a reformulated version of absinthe. The makers traded out the banned wormwood for more anise flavor and had a lower alcohol content. It is usually drunk after being diluted with water. Then to eat there is:
Aïoli
Bouillabaisse
Fougasse
Socca
Tarte Tropézienne Aïoli It is a thick emulsion sauce made from olive oil that is flavored with crushed garlic. It is often served with a bourride, a fish soup, or is served with potatoes and cod. Bouillabaisse Bouillabaisse is a classic seafood dish of Marseille. Traditionally, it is made with scorpionfish, sea robin, and European conger plus many others. The seasonings include salt, pepper, onion, tomato, saffron, fennel, sage, thyme, bay laurel, and occaisionally orange peel. Other things used to season are white wine or cognac. Also, in Marseille the fish and the broth are served separately – the broth is served over thick slices of bread. Aïoli Fougasse Fougasse is the traditional bread of Provence.
It is a round and flat type of bread with holes cut out by the baker. Socca Socca is a round flat cake made of chickpea flour and olive oil. It is baked in the oven in a large pan that is about a meter in diameter. After being baked, it is then seasoned with pepper and eaten by hand while still warm. Socca is a speciality of Nice. Fougasse Socca Tarte Tropézienne Bouillabaisse Bouillabaisse Bouillabaisse is a classic seafood dish of Marseille. Traditionally, it is made with scorpionfish, sea robin, and European conger amongmany others. The seasonings include salt, pepper, onion, tomato, saffron, fennel, sage, thyme, bay laurel, and occaisionally orange peel. Other things used to flavor the dish include a cup of white wine or a cup of cognac. Also, in Marseilles the fish and the broth are served separately. The broth is served over thick slices of bread. Tarte Tropézienne The tart was invented by a St. Tropez pastry chef named Alexandre Micka in the 2950s. It was based on a recipe ne brought from his home of Poland. It consists mainly of pastry cream. Works Cited http://geography.howstuffworks.com/europe/geography-of-provence.htm http://www.holiday-weather.com/aix_en_provence/averages/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provence#Cuisine http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fougasse/detail.aspx http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2012/10/a-bit-of-history-from-provence.html Men's traditional clothing http://www.adriancowderoy.com/index.php/posts/pernes-festival-provence/?pid=1024 The most iconic form of Provençal folk music is a duo of fife and drum, or ensembles of galoubets-tambourins; the most prominent characteristic of the region's folk music, however, is the Italian musical influence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_folk_music#Provence_.26_Alps The “painted village” of Rousillon where you can take the "Ocher walk." It is a great art village with gifts, boutiques, artist’s supplies and galleries, not to mention natural wonders. The Camargue: A major wetland and nature reserve in the Rhone Delta; it is famous for its white horses, water birds including pink flamingoes, and for bulls that are bred there. Orange: Famous for its Roman remains, notably the amphitheatre (used for the annual festival) and the triumphal arch. Pont du Gard (30) Just outside modern-day Provence, 11 miles west of Avignon, this dramatic Roman aqueduct is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Cannes: a Riviera city famous for its festivals and business conventions, and particularly for its annual Film Festival Nice: The capital of the riviera, Nice was made popular almost 200 years ago by the English. Therefore the seafront is known as the Promenade des Anglais. The town has plenty to offer including a Matisse museum, a Chagall museum, the famous flower market, the old town, and the gardens of the castle. Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), was born in Aix-en-Provence, and lived and worked there most of his life. The local landscapes, particularly Montagne Sainte-Victoire, featured often in his work.
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