Seasons Greetings/Joyeuse Fêtes from Americans in France!
What does the red line signify?
This is a photo of the Arve Valley and the red line indicates the height of the glacier that carved out the valley. The mountain on the left is the Môle and on the right the Cou. This photo was taken from the Counts of Geneva Tower in La Roche sur Foron.
Let’s Fight like it’s 1995
More or less this is what’s occurring between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. What some are calling Act II of the Clearstream Affair actually dates back to the middle 1990’s when the French right was split into two factions. On one side there was Jacques Chirac and on the other Édouard Balladur. The split came to a head during the 1995 Presidential Election when Chirac and Balladur both ran, with Chirac winning. De Villepin was Chirac's campaign director and Sarkozy was involved in the Balladur campaign.
Only in France?
If you are in France between December 17th and 19th why not have a foie gras hamburger? That’s what fast-food chain Quick (a rival to McDonalds) is offering to its customers during the middle of December. It will cost you 5 euros for a single foie gras burger or 7.50 euros for the burger with French fries and a drink.
The American Clubs Newsletter
I just discovered The American Clubs Newsletter. It’s all about events taking place in France that Americans would be interested in. Not only will you find events taking place in Paris but also many lists for regional events taking place.
Americans in France now works in partnership with Smart Currency Exchange. With Smart you can do currency trades over the phone or email and lock in an exchange rate up to a year in advance. Even if you want to send money overseas in the future you can lock in a rate now. So why not take advantage of the weak euro now? To set up an account you will need to supply proof of identification, all currency exchange companies will request this. But once you send your paperwork your account will be ready to go.