A Visit to the French Overseas Departments at the Paris International Agriculture Show — Part II

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The city of Paris hosted its 51st International Agriculture Show this year from February 22 to March 2. I showed up on the mornings of the third and fourth days with camera in hand to see what would be interesting to photograph. And I found a lot!

Aurelia - Paoline -Gwen

Aurelia – Paoline – Gwen
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

Florence and Christ-Laur

Florence and Christ-Laur
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

I met five lovely ladies at two different stands that represented French Guiana, a French overseas department located on the north Atlantic coast of South America. All five women hail from Guiana and live in Paris.

Marie-Hélène

Marie-Hélène
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

Marie-Hélène, from New Caledonia, represented that French territory, which is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean east of Australia. She is currently a student in the town of Limoges in central France.

Naoilou Yahaya

Naoilou Yahaya
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

Naoilou Yahaya is manager of fruit promotion at the Chamber of Agriculture in Mayotte, a French overseas department located in the Indian Ocean between the African continent and Madagascar.

Thierry Elie and Babette de Rozières

Thierry Elie and Babette de Rozières
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

And over at the cooking stand, Thierry Elie, president of Les Toques Blanches de Martinique, and Babette de Rozières, popular television chef and author of several cookbooks, were engaged in animated conversation about the dishes that Chef Elie and his staff were preparing. Chef Elie hails from Martinique and Babette, who moved to Paris at the age of 17, from Guadeloupe.

To be continued…

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