I recall as a teen my sister was an exchange student in France and since then I have always wanted to visit the historical country.

I have plans to attend the upcoming Lille Metropole GospelFest. And I am now studying the city, country and language for the tour.

The French are known to be vibrant and experts in the field of art. It is the foremost tourist destination of the world. Paris is called a place for lovers. France is known as the French Republic located in western Europe. Notre Dame Cathedral is in Paris which is the capital.
The history and culture are beautiful so is the the architecture. Paris is still a city with crowds, busy streets and many tourists. Parks and gardens, big and small, place worth reflecting from what could be an overwhelming

Food is an experience of its own. Each area of France has its own distinct cooking style and cuisine. The coastal areas are famous for their seafood's, prepared using sea bass, scallops, herrings, sole, etc. Similarly Normandy is famous for "moules a la creme Normande". Brittany is famous for mussels, lobster, and crayfish preparations. The cauliflower thickened stews are popular attraction of North France. These stews are served with rich artichoke side-dishes. Also you can enjoy delicious "Salade Nioise" at Cote d' Azura. This salad is prepared using ingredients like tuna and black olives.

The French desserts are also famous for their unique tastes and creative distinct styles. Crepe is one such pancake, which is prepared from wheat flour and filled with ingredients like berries, cinnamon, nuts, bananas, jellies, ice cream, chocolate sauce, maple syrup, and jams to soft fruits and powdered sugar. The other popular French desserts like choux a la creme, tarts, chocolate mousse, and pastries also ooze the same richness and taste as the Crepe.

There is artisanal bakery or boulangerie for fast food. Wonderful sandwiches on an array of breads. I saw on a favorite soap opera Thousands of locks decorate the Pont Des Arts. Chewy baguettes as well as flaky croissants and pain au chocolate are to die for.
Ville de Croix:

Cross is a city that houses Croix which is a town situated in (Nord-Pas-de-Calais region). The town of Croix belongs to the canton of Roubaix-Ouest and the district of Lille. The inhabitants of Croix are called Croisiens.
As a author and promoter I'm heading to a lovely destination. In other words with great anticipation, I long to pack my bags and bring a group of friends with me for the french encounter.

Author's Bio: 

Director of Operations for FVRD2WIN, LLC. is considered an innovative marketer and event organizer which has added publicist under her belt.LaVerne states she has been selling since she was a Brownie GirlScout which she was 6 y/o.
This newly discovered star maintained unpublished writings since the age of twelve. She wrote a brochure called “He Sent His Word” and co-authored a training marketing manual. Five years ago, she wrote a poem, a play, & a song called “The Attributes of the Man of God” that debuted in her church. LaVerne is an award winning Community Service Leader, founder of the Campaign for Christ, Sunday School program, Community Service Youth Council II, and Kidzpluz+a childhood obesity program, just to name a few of her accomplishments. Her first anthology book written with eight friends was released January 2009 with the subtitle It’s Your Timeand an e-book 2008 New Diet.
LaVerne grew up in Vidalia GA and graduated from high school in Blytheville AR. She attended college at Aenon Bible College and Cuyahoga Community College. LaVerne graduated from MCCC and US Career Institute as a Certified Fitness Instructor & Nutrition Specialist.

This woman is creative and inspiring. Another idea she conceived and brought to reality is the World’s first Bridal & Beauty Brands under the umbrella of La DivaPillows LLC., which she founded February 2007. LaVerne has partnered to produce a project for TV called, The Pastors’ Wives’ Club & sponsored Discovering Our Mothers Movie May 2012. She debuted her own talk show called LaVerne Make It or Break It which is a product informercial show and two reality shows in progress.

LaVerne received a commendation from past President Bill Clinton. In addition, she’s been recognized for serving a term in Gen. Colin Powell’s program America’s Promise. LaVerne served as the Promise Fellow contact person for the State of Arkansas. She has been an honored guest at many events and featured as a Motivational Speaker and noted for Event Organizing. Travel is one of her joys and some of her most impressive experiences have been in Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. From childhood to adulthood, LaVerne has been involved in numerous community services and ministry organizations. However, visiting the world is one of her passions. View LaVerne personal site Here.

LaVerne is an interesting story having survived an extremely abusive relationship that sent her underground for a while has emerged determined to be mentally free and to become a successful entrepreneur. She is well on her way. LaVerne speaks to domestic violence survivors across the country and gives a percentage of her profits to numerous non-profits. LaVerne has a new release mid January 2011 called The World’s Luckiest Journal including a new expansion Fvrd2Win Global and la Expose’ LaVerne new journal earned her an award with the 2011 International Book Award in the Journal Category. She has been featured in magazines and the cover girl for Speak Loud Magazine summer 2011, Equanimity Magazine and You Magazine during the winter editions 2012.