A taste of Australia in France

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Over the last couple of years, we have collected a few photos in France of things Australians. These 11 photos come in perfect timing for Australia Day (26th January)!


1. In  Alsace, a few restaurants serve kangoro in their menu amidst other local dish. The meat is becoming more and more fashionable in French supermarkets.

2. In Chambéry (Savoie), the window of a shop put forward an ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini’ in the colours of Australia. Pretty, pretty…

3. Aboriginal art in the Provençal Alps. In Sisteron, we once met a French young artist who travelled across the Australian Outback. Basing his work on Aboriginal designs, he displays some of his paintings in a street of the old town in summer.

4. An exhibition about Australia in Aix-en-Provence in 2011. We were heading to the charming Place d’Albertas when we find out that there was an exhibition dedicated to the Aboriginals from the 25 June to the 2 November.

5. In Bordeaux, we were strolling near Place de la Victoire when we discovered the “Byron Bay” bar-grill…

6. Close to the Eiffel Tower and the Australian embassy, a promenade named after Australia stretches along River Seine.

7. At café Coutume, in the 7th arrondissement, an Australien and a Frenchman became partners and opened an Australian-style coffee shop, similar to those in Sydney and Melbourne. Excellent cafés latte are served like in Australia!

8. In 2005, Hillsong Sydney launched a church in the French capital. Every Sunday, the vibrant and famous songs of the Australian church are sung in French in the Montparnasse district. www.hillsong.fr

9. Did you know that from the top of Eiffel Tower, the city of Sydney is distant from 16,962km as the crow flies.

10. In Lyon, the Ayers Rock bar is found inside a barge moored on the banks of the Rhône River. It appears at odd in the local setting of Lyon’s famous sites: Hôtel Dieu and Fourvière Hill.

11. Café Oz is located on the Grands Boulevards in Paris. Watch out for the crocodile…

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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