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French national identity is based on the historical origins of the nation in Celtic, Gallo-Roman, and Frankish cultures. The name “France” originally was used to refer to several peoples in the lower Rhineland. It gradually was introduced as a more widespread term to denote that territory, formerly known as Gaul, after the Frankish invasion and the retreat of the Romans. The name “Francia” was applied to various territorial units until the Middle Ages, when it came to signify the kingdom of the French sovereign. Regional identities, such as Provencal and Breton have coexisted with political units of state control. The degree to which France is today a homogeneous nation is a highly contested topic. Political and linguistic unification, especially through mass education, has been an ongoing project of nationalism. The immigrant population comes mainly from Portugal and northern Africa, although there has been increasing immigration from eastern Europe.

La cité des métiers

Jan Mayen Island has one exploitable natural resource, gravel , from the site at Trongskaret. Other than this, economic activity is limited to providing services for employees of Norway ‘s radio communications and meteorological stations located on the island. There are important fishing resources, and the existence of Jan Mayen establishes a large Exclusive Economic Zone around it.

Don’t expect the local merchants to be interested in a long bartering game.

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Grand Bay from offshore Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay is also where Mauritians go when they want a fun-filled night out restaurants, bars and discos. Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Pereybere — The wonderful Pereybere public beach, voted World’s Most Beautiful Beach in is popular because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.

Death resulting from complications of alcoholism remains a major factor in mortality rates in France, third after heart disease and cancer.

Port Rhu upstream Douarnenez: Old street down to the Port du Rosmeur Douarnenez is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. In addition, there are facilities for horse-riding, tennis, walking, cycling, petanque and golf, all within a short distance of the town. These festivals attract all types of traditional sailing , with competitors from the four corners of the earth. In , a record year, there were almost sailing ships, 17, sailors, and 30 participating countries.

Details are available from the local tourist office. Tourism continues to prosper in Douarnenez.

Les 1200 recettes de la Cuisine d’Annie

A list of the Sunderland built vessels referenced in these pages is at the top of page A list of the Sunderland shipbuilders referenced in these pages is a little lower on page Do you want to make a comment? A site guestbook is here. Austin , page bottom have had to disable it, a beautiful Lake Applet featuring a frog, since it makes access to the whole page impossible.

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Breton girls in costumes for a festival.

These were pieces of fabric or paper, mostly crumpled and crushed, that Christo folded and covered with several thin layers of dark brown lacquer. Discontinuities and disruptions of the surface exposing the material beneath still testify to the vehemence of the production process. What he found fascinating in the work of his contemporaries was the often aggressive integration of substances alien to art.

All the works of art that aroused his interest had one thing in common: The many thick layers of dark brown paint almost give the works the character of objects. They thus exemplify Christo’s increasing interest in the three-dimensional object. In some of the works, Christo attached empty, used paint cans to the base in various places before covering the whole work with a mixture of sand, enamel and glue, creating a textural mesh of furrows, trenches and craters that penetrate the pictorial space.

Christo transforms a horizontal crater landscape into a vertical wall relief, comparable to Daniel Spoerri’s trap-pictures in which the remains of a meal are attached to a table top and then upended to hang vertically. Fontana’s controlled destruction of the canvas made a strong impression on Christo. Punctures and slashes in the jagged surface of Christo’s works allow a glimpse of the wall behind the work. The relief does not protrude so much as it draws the observer’s gaze inside the picture, from where the paint pours forth like a river of lava.

Voyages et vacances pas cher

In the early 21st century, there are few, if any, native speakers of Breton who are not fully bilingual in French, although there were still several hundreds of thousands at the beginning of the 20th century.

Region Île-de-France

Agriculture now accounts for less than 3 percent of the GNP, however.

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The second largest religion in terms of adherents is Islam.