Fête du pain?

I came back from my outing today via Metro 4 to the Cité stop close to Notre Dame. I started walking to my apartment and saw this. As of now it is just a large tent on the parvis Notre Dame and nothing more. It has construction fences all around it and is being built.

I looked it up later and you can visit the web site Fête du pain if you wish. The fête will be next week. I will see what I can see when it becomes active.

It is sponsored by the Confédération Nationale de la Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Française. This year’s theme is « Bougez avec le pain ! ». That means “move with the bread!”. It is a for-your-health theme. Be active.

But, the verb bouger (to move) can have “lan” inserted into it and become boulanger, which is baker. Boulangerie (bakery) is just one further step. I think someone is having fun with words.

It is being celebrated in many locations in France. I will post an update when I actually experience it.

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