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Janet’s Spiel Spring in France! Enjoy all things French in this issue (don't forget to try to make French Toast!). Check out Spring fashion, read about a rocking pilot, and try a totally cool make-up app. Add in a new sport and you almost have a new you! Shake it up in 2015.

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France is an amazing country. People think of Paris when they think of all things French, but the truth is that the country varies a lot from region to region and each one is truly magnificent in its own way. There is so much to say about this country and so much to learn. In this issue of girlworks, we’ll try to give you a taste of France.


Celts from central Europe moved into the region. When the Romans occupied the territory in the second century B.C., they named it Gaul. Julius Caesar established full Roman control over Gaul in 51 B.C., but by 400 A.D., Rome was in decline. Gaul was attacked by neighbouring tribes, including Visigoths, Vandals, and the Germanic Franks, from which France would eventually get its name. In 843 a treaty created the territory of West Francia, which would later become France.

National Symbols: • Animal - Gallic Rooster • Bird - French Imperial Eagle • Motto - Liberty, equality, fraternity • Great Seal of France - A seal featuring Marianne, the Goddess of Liberty • Colors - Red, White, and Blue • Other symbols - the letters "RF" for the Republic of France, Marianne (Lady Liberty), French Coat of Arms

Historical Highlights: There is evidence that early relatives of humans first settled in France nearly two million years ago. By 300,000 B.C., Neanderthals arose there, and by 40,000 B.C., Cro-Magnons had arrived. Over time, the

Bust of Julius Caesar Author: Andreas Wahra

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The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries Artist: Jacques-Louis David

Over the next thousand years, West Francia was ruled by a series of powerful kings. Several wars were fought over who would rule France, including the Hundred Years War, from 1337 to 1453. In the 17th and 18th centuries France was ruled by Monarchs. French explorers discovered many parts of the world, and established French colonies all over the earth. In 1789, a violent period of change called the French Revolution began, eventually ending in the overthrow of the monarchy. This led to the establishment of the National Assembly, an elected government. Napoleon Bonaparte, a general during the French Revolution, declared himself leader of France in 1799 and began a campaign of wars with the country's neighbours. He was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. France later suffered great losses in both World War I and World War II. During World War II, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, and the first day of these landings is called D-Day. France has since emerged as an important and prosperous world power.

Geography: France was once part of the western area of Germany – then known as the Rhineland – later to become known as Gaul during the time of the Roman Empire. Modern France is the second largest country in Europe, with the fifth largest population in Europe. Bordering countries are Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland. The country of France is divided into 27 administrative regions. There are 22 regions in the main area of European France called "metropolitan regions" and 5 regions overseas. The overseas regions include French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion. Two thirds of France are mountains – the Alps, the Pyrenees and Vosges. Mont Blanc in the French Alps is the highest mountain in Europe standing at 4,807 m high (15,771 ft). Author: NuclearVacuum


The Mediterranean coast includes the popular tourist area, the French Riviera. Its hot summers and mild winters draw millions of visitors. France is located mid-way between the equator and the North Pole. This gives France a temperate climate. Most areas do get extremely hot or cold. Along the Mediterranean coast, the warm Gulf Stream current provides for mild winters and hot, dry summers. Mountain areas tend to be colder, with considerable rain and snow.

French is the official language, however, many millions of people in France speak other languages and dialects. Almost 90% of the population speak French, but those living close to the Italian border speak Italian; others living close to Germany speak German dialects; a small group speaks Flemish. Arabic is widely spoken in the Muslim community, representing nearly 8% of the population (almost 5 million people).

Language: Learning French is important. French was until very recently, spoken by anyone who considered themselves educated – it also was the language of diplomats.

These are some casual French phrases for teens: ‘N’importe quoi…’ : Whatever… ‘C’est n’importe quoi !’: (Similar to the phrase above but not in meaning): That’s nonsense (or silly). ‘Ça te dit?’: You up for it? or Does that sound good? ‘Tiens-moi au courant!’: Keep me up to date! ‘Va savoir pourquoi !’: Your guess is as good as mine! or Goodness knows! ‘T’sais?’: Ya know? ‘Allez!’: Oh c’mon! ‘C’est naze’/ ‘C’est nul’ / ‘C’est pourri’: Three ways of saying: That sucks! ‘Je n’en crois pas mes yeux!’: I can’t believe my eyes!

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Notre-Dame de Reims, a Roman Catholic cathedral in France Author: Ludovic Péron


Roman Catholic 64% No religion / secular 28% Muslim 7.5% Jewish / Buddhists / Hindus .5%

As noted, many French practice no religion. Secularism is a fundamental part of being French. In a secular society, there is absolute separation under the law between church and state. Although there are religious holidays celebrated in France, the state acknowledges absolute religious freedom – which includes the right to not believe.

The Eiffel Tower Author: Benh LIEU SONG

Almost half of the children born in France are born to unmarried couples, and there is an open attitude about sex outside of marriage. It is not uncommon for leading politicians to carry out affairs pretty much in plain sight. No one really cares about others personal business.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is a cultural centre of Europe.

Paris Landmarks: The Eiffel Tower is France’s best known landmark, standing at 1050 feet tall. It was built as the entrance point for the 1889 World Fair. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world. The cathedral of Notre Dame, built in 1163 became known worldwide when Victor Hugo wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Louvre is the most visited art museum in the world. The famous Mona Lisa painting is on display in this museum. The Arc de Triomphe is the entrance-way to the Champs Elysees. Other major French cities include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, and Nice-Cannes. The Louvre with the pyramid Author: Alvesgaspar


Art and culture

are an important part of France. Many famous artists, such as Renoir and Monet, are from France. Several famous writers, including Victor Hugo who wrote Les Misérables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, are from France. France is also home to famous paintings from artists all around the world. The word "culture" actually comes from France. Culture derives from the same French term, which in turn derives from the Latin colere, meaning to tend to the earth and grow, cultivate and nurture.


The French are very proud of their country, government and culture. Millions of visitors flock to France year-round to experience incredible architecture, nature, art, fashion and of course, food. Some visitors interpret the French people as rude, however, this can be overcome with an effort to learn and use the language and an openness to learn about their culture. An effort to fit into the social and cultural experience is welcome by the French who are inundated with tourists.

Economy & Industry: Historically, farming was one of France’s major industries and that is still true today. The French are known as a leading producer of wine. France is much more industrialized today, producing cars, aerospace products and many other manufactured goods. Tourism plays a significant role in France’s economy. Fashion (clothing and accessories) and textiles made in France are considered among the best quality and most artistically rendered in the world. Le Moulin de la Galette, by French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Holidays: The French celebrate the traditional Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter. They mark May Day, also known as Labor Day, on May 1. Victory in Europe Day on May 8 commemorates the end of hostilities in Europe in World War II. Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14. This is the day the Bastille fortress in Paris was stormed by revolutionaries to start the French Revolution.

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Sports are also popular, with Soccer being a

major team sport. France is also well known for the "Tour de France," a 2,500 mile bicycle race held every year in July. The “French Open”, one of tennis’s Grand Slam tournaments, is held in Paris every year. Basketball is very popular in France though the French are not known as a basketball nation like the U.S. Motorsports such as auto and motorcycle racing are hugely popular across France.

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