The France / USA connection is everywhere
Everyone knows the phrase an American in Paris, and when you go there, you run into a lot of American ex-pats (hey Patty from L.A. at the wine store!). Of course, the histories of the two countries have long been intertwined. Where did the American’s get the colors for their flag? The all-American Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French. You can see smaller versions of it in Paris.
Not being a big history student I was intrigued to see the plaque on the building where the treaty was signed between England and the United States recognizing the legitimacy of the states. Why in Paris? Neutral territory to say nothing of the money and guns that France had supplied the Americans in their war for freedom from the British. Read about Benjamin Franklin’s years in Paris to learn more. Franklin was a Francofile. Fitting!