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January 12, 2014

Ceramic Cicadas from France

Filed under: France — by @ 4:01 pm

A co-worker went to France, and brought me back some cicada souvenirs! Cicada salt & pepper shakers, and a refrigerator magnet!

Ceramic Cicadas

Ceramic Cicada Magnet

They love cicadas in France.

December 25, 2012

Ceramic Singing Cicadas from France

Filed under: France,Pop Culture,Video — by @ 10:44 pm

I received a pair of ceramic singing cicadas for Christmas. Here’s a video of what they look and sound like. They are made in France, and were obtained from a restaurant in Westfield, NJ called Chez Catherine.

Cicadas are called cigale in France.

Here’s the cicada Keychain mentioned in the video.

October 5, 2008

French cicada site

Filed under: France — by @ 8:44 am

Someone asked me for photos of cicadas from the south of France; my curiosity peaked, I did a search. Cigales is the French word for cicadas, and sud is the French word for south. I took fives years of French in school; I’ve forgotten a lot of it due to lack of use, but I remember those words. Searching sites written in French using Google I came across: Cigale à Porquerolles, insecte de provence, sur la côte méditerranéenne.

Considering the large number of illustrations, photos and information Cigale à Porquerolles, insecte de provence, sur la côte méditerranéenne is essentially the French Cicada Mania — in fact, it’s better than that. It’s the French Massachusetts Cicadas.

Check the site out. Even if you can’t read French, the photos and illustrations speak for themselves, and you’ll get a chance to see what cicadas look like in France.