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Last Minute Paris Musings & Our Personal Paris Travel Packets Provided
September 24, 2009
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Froggys Bar Area
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Versailles - Jardins du Château de Versailles - Bassin et parterre de Latone
French Frog Facts
Frenchmen, properly Parisians. So called from their ancient heraldic device, which was three frogs or three toads. “ Qu'en disent les grenouilles? ”—What will the frogs (people of Paris) say?—was in 1791 a common court phrase at Versailles. There was a point in the pleasantry when Paris was a quagmire, called Lutetia (mud-land) because, like frogs or toads, they lived in mud, but now it is quite an anomaly. (See Crapaud.)