"It's the little differences."
The above quote is from Pulp Fiction, when Jules and Vincent talk about the contrasts between Europe and the US. Well here's some little differences between France and California.
French Alps and Sierra Nevada.
Accident ferroviaire de la gare Montparnasse and Santa Fe locomotive goes through wall.
Traffic in Annemasse and traffic in LA.
Lac Léman and Lake Tahoe.
Street in Cluses and street in Sacramento.
Autoroute A9 and 5 freeway.
Parking sign in La Roche sur Foron and parking sign Sacramento.
Here's a few product label differences.
La Vache qui rit and The Laughing Cow.
Mr Propre and Mr Clean.
Président and President.
End of Summer Reading
Opportunity for American in France readers! The mystery novel - Requiem in Yquem is now available for pre-order and its publisher, Le French Book is offering some fun launch bonuses between now and September 12 only. These include a booklet giving the lowdown on Bordeaux's famous cannelés and another with inside information about Sauternes. These free gifts come down on September 12.
September means back to school - La Rentrée. Here's the French school calendar for 2017/18.
Events in France
Here are two events coming up in France. The first is Journées européennes du Patrimoine - European Heritage Days taking place September 16-17. Journées européennes du Patrimoine is a great way to see buildings in France normally closed to the public. Another plus, public museums in France are free, and private museums offer reduced admission.
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