The French art of living
The French art of living is a myriad of elements that make up an obvious yet elusive tangible and intangible heritage, the very best of what makes people dream when they think of France and those who live there.
But what exactly are we talking about? Among art, culture, heritage, gastronomy and history, there is also Romanticism… Paris is nicknamed "city of love".
Among the most famous French lovers there are:
Napoleon and Josephine: "…You know well that I do not forget the small visits; you know well, the small black forest. I give him a thousand kisses and I wait impatiently for the moment to be there. All yours, life, happiness, pleasure are only what you make them. To live in a Josephine is to live in the Elysium. Victor Hugo and Juliette Drouet, Prévert and Claudy, George Sand and Musset, Piaf and Cerdan, Apollinaire and Lou: "Lou, once again I don't want you to be handcuffed too often. I will be jealous of your finger. I want you to tell me when you've been handcuffed and resist a little. I will be forced to correct you. You make no effort on this side. You are wonderfully pretty; I don't want you to fade by exhausting yourself with solitary pleasures. I want to see you again fresh, otherwise you will be slapped like a schoolboy who has jerked off instead of learning his lessons…", Camille Claudel and Rodin, Verlaine and Rimbaud.