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In any towns in France, a market called marche is opened on a wide street or square at a certain tie and day of the week. Most items such as fresh and seasonal ingredients and daily necessities are available in marche.

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Cafe is rooted in the city and lifestyle of Paris as it is said that there are one or two cafes at each intersection. Since it is open from early morning until late at night, there are many ways to use it, such as for breakfast or enjoying a light meal with wine.

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フランス France



France has the largest area in Western Europe. And it is known as the “European granary” because of its thriving industry and agriculture. France is also known as a country of art and gastronomy, and French cuisine is one of the world's three major dishes. 

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ビオ   BIO



France, a major agricultural country, has recently evolved into one of the world's leading BIO (organic)-oriented countries. Due to the growing awareness of the environment and health, many supermarkets and specialty stores that handle BIO products are often found.

ブーランジェリー   Boulangerie




For French people who enjoy bread as a staple food, boulangerie (bakery) is an essential part of their lives. People visit the familiar boulangerie every day for freshly baked breads such as baguettes, viennoiserie, etc. 

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プティ・デジュネ   Petit Déjeuner




Petit déjeuner is the French word for breakfast. Literally, it means “small (petite) lunch (déjeuner)”. Baguettes with butter and jam and viennoiserie are usually combined with coffee, café au lait, etc. 

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タルティーヌ   Tartine




A slice of baguette or other bread with butter, jam or spread is called Tartine. It is a common menu for French breakfast. It is also French style to immerse Tartine in a café au lait.

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ヴィエノワズリー   Viennoiserie



Unlike bread as staple food such as baguettes, bread with plenty of eggs and butter is called viennoiserie. Translated literally, it means "Vienna". Typical kinds of viennoiserie are croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, Chausson aux pommes and so on. 

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バター   Beurre




There are many butter brands in France, and there are many types of butter. Broadly classified, there are unsalted (doux) and salted (demi-sel). Unsalted butter is more common in France as butter is often eaten with salty foods.

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チーズとハム   Fromage et Jambon




French home cooking is very simple. Meals are often served without using fire. Cheese and ham that can be eaten just by cutting are abundant in France, so they are essential ingredients on French tables at breakfast, lunch and supper. 

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フロマージュ・ブラン   Fromage Blanc





It means “white cheese” in French. Fromage blanc has less acidity than yogurt and is more refreshing than fresh cream or cream cheese. In breakfast, it is eaten with cassonade like as yogurt. 

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チョコレート   Chocolat




French people love chocolate. The annual consumption per person is 6.4kg, more than three times that of Japan. One of the most common dessert is fondant au chocolat. Chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) are also popular in winter season.

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カフェ・オ・レ   Café au lait


フランスではコーヒーにミルクを混ぜた飲み物を総称したものをカフェ・オ・レと呼び、コーヒーとミルクの分量によって呼び方が変わります。日本でイメージするカフェ・オ・レはカフェ・クレーム(café crème)。


In France, the generic term for drinks made from coffee and milk is called café au lait. The name changes depending on the amount of coffee and milk. Café au lait which is recognized in Japan is called café crème.

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ポタージュ   Potage




In Japan, when people say “potage”, it is recognized as a thick soup with milk and cream, but in France, various kinds of soup from clear to thick are called with a same term potage.   

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Thé et Tisane フランスでは紅茶や緑茶はテ(thé)、植物の葉や茎、花などからつくるハーブティーはティザン(tisane)と呼び、区別されています。近年は健康志向の人々を中心に、ハーブティーの人気が高まっています。


In France, black tea and green tea are called thé, and herbal tea made from plant leaves, stems and flowers is called tisane. In recent years, herbal tea has become more popular, especially among health-conscious people. 

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ヴァン・ショー   Vin Chaud




Along with the chocolat chaud, vin chaud is also an essential drink for French winter. Vin means wine and chaud means hot. It is made by adding favorite fruits and spices to wine left over from cooking or cheap table wines.    

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デザート Dessert




In French cuisine, sugar is basically not used for dishes other than desserts. Therefore, there is also a meaning to supplement sugar, and dessert is eaten at the end of the meal. For breakfast, fruits are often eaten at the end of it.  

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French Republic




☆面積:約55万㎢ (日本の約1.5倍)



☆公用語:フランス語 ☆宗教:カトリック、イスラム教、プロテスタント、ユダヤ教

☆民族: ケルト人、ゲルマン人、その他 


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