"Toute ma vie, je me suis fait une certaine idée de la France."
—Charles de Gaulle
"Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity)
—The French Republic's motto
The French Republic and its predecessors.
- Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys (a common stereotype)
- French Films
- French Literature
- Les Grandes Ecoles
- Snails and So On
- The City of Light (Paris)
- Le Métropolitain (Paris's transit system)
- Departemental Issues (Administrative divisions of France)
History and Politics
- Le Cops Sportif (French police)
- L Etat Cest Moi (Louis XIV and the other Louises)
- The French Revolution
- Vive La Revolution (timeline of the Revolution)
- Napoleon Bonaparte ('cause The Napoleon is a different trope)
- The French Colonial Empire
- French Political System
- Gauls With Grenades
- The Ultimate Resistance (French nuclear weapons)
- World War I
- World War II
the French national anthem
Allons enfants de la patrie
Aux armes, citoyens
Let us go, children of the motherland
To arms, citizens
It was written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle as a military song during the 1792 war against European royalist forces. The "impure blood" is a topic of contreversy: one interpretation is that it designates the blood of the patriots who sacrifice themselves for freedom, opposed to the self-proclaimed "pure blood" of the nobles. Another, opposite one, is that it is the blood of the enemy.
This is the first verse of seven (in the final version). Rest assured: they are all equally violent.
- Translation: "All my life I have had a certain idea of France."