Top Attractions in Albi, Episode 20

 

Albi

Top Attractions in Albi

This week on Join Us in France, Elyse takes us to the beautiful city of Albi in Southwestern France. This city is the home of world-famous artist Toulouse-Lautrec and has a large museum dedicated to his work. It also has one of the most interesting fortress Cathedrals in France, which is said to be the biggest brick building in the world. And it is also a World Heritage UNESCO site.

Would you like to tour France with Annie and Elyse? Visit Addicted to France to choose an upcoming tour.

If you want to see some beautiful part of France that is off the beaten track yet has a lot to offer, Albi is for you!

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Episode 19 Cheese

Cheese in France

Cheese in France

On today’s episode we explore the history and culture of cheese in France. We discuss types of cheese and how they’re distributed by region. French people are crazy about cheese and Anglos are often overly cautious about cheese. We’re here to tell you to live a little! Try some scary cheese next time you’re in France. After all, cheese doesn’t seem to make French people fat, right?!
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D-Day History, Normandy Invasion Special, Episode 18S


D-Day History, Normandy Invasion

D-Day History and Normandy Invasion Special

In this special episode on  D-Day History and the Normandy Invasion, Annie and Elyse remember the events of D-Day seventy years ago and the bravery of people involved. Elyse puts the whole tragic day into context: events leading up to it and a few critical details of what happened on that day. Then we share our experiences visiting the beaches in Normandy, the museums, the cemeteries. This is definitely a sobering and emotional topic, but seventy years later we should ask again: Are French grateful today? What are you likely to experience when you visit? Did this day truly change the course of time?

Would you like to tour France with Annie and Elyse? Visit Addicted to France to choose an upcoming tour.

Episode Highlights

  • Introduction: 70th Anniversary celebrations in France
  • Setting the stage for the invasion: major players
  • The decoy operation
  • Preparations for D-Day
  • The invasion
    • Weather
    • Breakdown of troops by nationality
    • The Battle of Normandy
  • Memorials in Normandy
  • Conclusion: D-Day History plays a big part in French history and French people have not forgotten

If you enjoy this episode, also listen to Episode 116, Episode 101, and Episode 140 that all have to do with Normandy.

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