Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Citroën 2CV: symbol of one side of France

Citroën 2CV
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From cuisine (quiches) to wines (champagne) to autos (Citroen, Renault) to aviation (Mirage fighter jet, Airbus) to medicine (AIDS research, Docteurs sans Frontiers), to solar power (in the Alps) to an Empire (Cote D'Ivoire) and famous artists (Monet, Renoir, etc), La France is awesome.

Our unit will comprise French history, art and current affairs.

Would you like to make a quiche to serve in class for bonus points? They are fun to make and are excellent when served cold.

Would you like to bring some chilled champagne to class for a teeny taste? Sor-ry. No can do.

Citroen means "citizen" and the car above is the French equivalent of the VW beetle or a latter-day Model T. The 2cv model is spartan and slow but is delightfully inexpensive.

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