Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Condom – What’s in a name?

A website about living in France has an article about the town of Condom, located in Gascony. The author notes the notoriety of the name, comparing it other names such as Intercourse, PA, and Poo in Spain. The article goes on to mention the town’s other interesting points, such as its fine dining establishment, its cathedral, and its medieval market. The article is accompanied by color photographs of various attractions, including statues of the Three Musketeers.

Key Takeaways:

  • French city of condom amuses foreign tourists but the French don’t seem to care
  • The language barrier between French and English resulted in a museum of contraceptives that was later closed
  • Condom, France is more than just a name with many classic French culinary experiences and architecture for tourists to enjoy

“Taking advantage of the incidental relationship between Condom’s name and the English word for a prophylactic, in the late nineties, a local initiative led to the opening of a museum of contraceptives.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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