Bastille Day 2014: Seven things that you should know about France, en petite taille

I took my sons to the excellent Model Railroad Museum in Rambouillet forest outside of Paris this weekend and realized that the gargantuan railroad and miniature exhibition offered some telling lessons about France. I snapped a few photos that illustrate perfectly what I learned about France.. after 10 years living here!

Here’s my listicle:

IMG_3689Welcome to France! It’s reeeaal purty here.

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We like the countryside, livestock and the hydropneumatic suspension that allows us to drive across fields without breaking a single egg in a basket (according to legend, this was a direct order to Citroën’s engineers from President de Gaulle).

IMG_3683We also like cycling,

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wine

IMG_3684and peeing in public.

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We like fresh fish.

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And we invented quality of life!

Happy Bastille Day! More posts coming soon…

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