Pondicherry, connections with France

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India: Pondicherry, annexed to France
If there is still a certain scent of France in India, it is in Pondicherry. France remains present in the busy streets of this city in the southeast of the country.
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If there is still a certain scent of France in India, it is in Pondicherry. France remains present in the busy streets of this city in the southeast of the country.

8,000 kilometers from Paris lies Pondicherry, the former French trading post in India. A little piece of paradise that could remind you of Provence with its colorful flowers, its characteristic blue enamel street signs or its terraces. HAS In Pondicherry it's easy to grab a coffee, find a baguette or a croissant. Before Pondicherry was ceded to India 70 years ago, it was French.

Despite the city's cession to India, relations between Pondicherry and France never weakened. Traces of French colonization are still clearly visible. For the 5,000 French people, this state of mind will not change. There is also the so-called White City district. A very French place that is particularly popular with tourists. A French affection and influence that will not be erased anytime soon.