of france

The Signs as French Words

ARIES:

- heat, flames


TAURUS:

-depth


GEMINI:

- spark, light


CANCER:

- kindness, compassion


LEO:

- greatness, nobility


VIRGO:

wisdom, foresight


LIBRA:

- faith, belief


SCORPIO:

- magnetism, attraction


SAGITTARIUS: 

- freedom


CAPRICORN:

- fog, darkness


AQUARIUS:

- coolness, reserve


PISCES:

- dream, imagination

Pyrenean view (France) by sir20

Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819) was the first female balloonist in the world. She made more than 60 ascents in hot air balloons, and was given the title of “Aeronaut of Official Festivals” by Napoleon Bonaparte.

She made her first ascent in 1804, and even though she was not the first woman to ride in a hot air balloon, she was the first to pilot one on her own, and to make a career out of it. She continued to perform remarkable stunts – such as crossing the Alps in a balloon – until her death in an accident in 1819.