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Feeling love everywhere, the sexy rendition of the early 1960s French pop hit, Zou bisou bisou, “Oh, kiss kiss.” In your Chanel summer dress strolling along the luxurious seaside town of Biarritz near the French border with Spain. A look that is feminine and simple in a palette of azure blues and metallic golds does not go unnoticed, a natural sense of elegance and charm — dazzling and fascinating. Drift along the beaches and town that launched Chanel’s career, a French city popular with Europeans and now a prime destination for surfers from around the world. Step into the old summer residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, Hôtel du Palais, which sits atop the coastline. You feel it everywhere. Little kisses. Kiss, kiss, kiss.

French Lessons: Zou Bisou Bisou, Biarritz


Zou bisou bisou. The sounds of summer 1960.

You may also enjoy A Woman’s Paris® post, French Lingerie: Mysterious and flirty, by Barbara Redmond who shares her experience searching for the perfect lingerie in Paris boutiques and her “fitting” (stripped to bare) in a curtained room at Sabbia Rosa with the shop keeper, Madame. Including a French to English vocabulary lesson for buying lingerie and a directory of Barbara’s favourite lingerie shops in Paris.

French Crown Jewels: Empress Eugénie, by Barbara Redmond who writes about of the pieces from Eugénie’s private collection and the French Crown Jewels that were split up by the national assembly and sold at public auction. Stories of Empress Eugénie’s famous Bow Brooch, Pearl and Diamond Tiara, and private jewels. Including Barbara’s favorite book about the jewels in the Louvre, Paris.

French Empress Eugénie and her diamonds, by Barbara Redmond who shares the story of Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III, who lusted after diamonds — the most bejeweled clotheshorse and stylish woman of her day. Stories of Empress Eugénie’s famous Eugénue Diamond, Great Diamond Cluster, Consort Crown, and “Regent” Diamonds. Including Barbara’s favorite book about the jewels in the Louvre, Pairs.

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