Next to the most formidable wine, excellent food, the existentialist’s breakfast of “gauloises et café”, beautiful castles, art and literature, France has one great achievement: Les Chansons! I picked four, at this time of the day best taken with a nice cup of coffee, the cigarette is optional.
The “grand seigneur” Charles Trenet – La Mer:
The greatest of them all, Edith Piaf – Padam Padam:
The ironic Yves Montant – Le chat de la voisine:
The Intellectual Juliette Greco – Les feuilles mortes: