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A daily look at the countries, culture and cuisine

SOUVENIR OF THE DAY

Michelle Farmer bangles are solid 18-karat gold with diamonds, available with a variety of semi-precious stones. Michelle Farmer stores are located in East Hampton, N.Y.; St. Barths; and Palm Beach, Fla., and currently at booth No. 210 at the Trade Show Village at the Horse Park. Shop online at Michellefarmer.com.

Cost: Bangles start at $2,800.

COUNTRY OF THE DAY: FRANCE

Capital: Paris

Official language: French

Government: Republic

Population: 65,447,374

Time: Six hours ahead of Lexington

Fast fact: The largest country in Western Europe, France is the most visited country in the world. It leads the world in wine production.

WEG athletes: Thirty-six athletes from France are competing, in all eight disciplines.

FOOD OF THE DAY

Isigny Ste.-Mère Mimolette cheese from the Normandy pavilion. The cheese comes in a pumpkinlike shape and tastes like a cross between strong Cheddar and Parmesan. The French developed this cheese to decrease imports of Dutch Gouda. The holes in the rind are from mites; the longer it ages, the more mite bites in the rind.

Cost: $7 for a hefty slice

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