You Are Here – Perpignan

With the addition of this very nice looking Starbucks You Are Here Perpignan mug to my collection, I conclude the French mugs series for now. For now, because I heard rumors that there could be more, coming later this year. Stay tuned for updates!

Perpignan, the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, boasts a rich and diverse history. Founded in the 10th century, it became the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries, which significantly shaped its architectural and cultural landscape.… Read more

You Are Here – Le Havre

Yet another French mug is coming to the stores, with even more cities to join the collection! Starbucks You Are Here – Le Havre is dedicated to the city located in the Normandy region of France. Founded in 1517 by King Francis I and originally established as a port to facilitate trade and exploration, the city quickly became important. During the 19th century, Le Havre became a significant hub for transatlantic travel and commerce. World War II had a profound impact on the city, with much of it being destroyed during the Allied bombings in 1944.… Read more

You Are Here – Haguenau

Brand new release from France! Starbucks You Are Here – Haguenau is a mug for a picturesque city nestled in the Grand Est region of northeastern France. Founded in the 12th century by Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, the city quickly rose to prominence as a strategic military and commercial hub. Its fortified walls and imposing castle, remnants of which can still be seen today, served as bulwarks against invasions during turbulent times. Haguenau’s significance continued through the centuries, particularly during the Thirty Years’ War and the Franco-Prussian War, where it played pivotal roles.… Read more

You Are Here – Albi

Starbucks You Are Here – Albi is a mug for a city located in the Occitanie region of southern France. Dating back to the Roman times, Albi has witnessed the rise and fall of several civilizations, leaving behind a rich tapestry of history. However, it was during the Middle Ages that Albi truly flourished. In the 13th century, the city became a major center of the Cathar movement, a religious sect that challenged the authority of the Catholic Church. This led to the Albigensian Crusade, a brutal conflict that ravaged the region.… Read more

You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence

Here’s the beautiful mug from southern France, You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence. It joins the big family of French releases, with more to come! Stay tuned for further updates.

Aix-en-Provence, often simply referred to as Aix, was founded in 123 BCE by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who named it Aquae Sextiae, meaning “the waters of Sextius,” due to the thermal springs in the area. It became a significant Roman colony and a strategic urban center and spa, serving as a stepping stone between Italy and Spain.… Read more

You Are Here – Avignon

Starbucks You Are Here – Avignon is a mug for a city nestled in the sun-kissed Provence region of southeastern France. Avignon holds a significant place in European history. Its name finds its roots in the Celtic tribe of Avii who once inhabited the area. Established as a settlement around the 6th century BCE, Avignon’s strategic location along the Rhône River facilitated its growth into a bustling Roman town known as Avenio. The city witnessed various rulers and conquerors throughout the centuries, from the Romans to the Visigoths and later the Franks.… Read more

You Are Here – Rouen

Starbucks You Are Here – Rouen is a mug for a city nestled in the heart of Normandy (France) which boasts a rich tapestry of history woven through its cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals. Its name is believed to have originated from the Gaulish word “Ratumacos,” meaning “ford of the river,” owing to its strategic location on the Seine River. Renowned as the capital of the Duchy of Normandy in the Middle Ages, Rouen witnessed significant events such as the trial and execution of Joan of Arc in 1431, which left an indelible mark on its cultural identity.… Read more

You Are Here – Clermont-Ferrand

Starbucks You Are Here – Clermont-Ferrand is a mug for a vibrant city nestled in the heart of France, a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its rich heritage and unique charm, it has become a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Clermont-Ferrand is its historical significance. The city dates back to ancient times, with evidence of human presence dating back to prehistoric eras. It was the capital of the Arverni Gauls and was later conquered by the Romans, who named it “Augustonemetum.” The city played a crucial role during the Middle Ages and was a center of trade and culture.… Read more

You Are Here – Reims

Starbucks You Are Here – Reims mug is now available in stores around Reims, a city located in the Marne department of the Grand Est region in northeastern France. It lies east-northeast of Paris and is situated in a vine-growing region known for producing champagne wine. Reims is overlooked by the Montagne de Reims from the southwest and is traversed by the Vesle River and the Marne-Aisne canal.

The city of Reims has a rich and diverse history. It was founded by the Gauls and later became a major city in the Roman Empire.… Read more

You Are Here – Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

Starbucks You Are Here – Paris 2024 Summer Olympics mug is unique in a sense that it is dedicated to an event and not a place. As you probably know, France is welcoming the Olympic Games this year. The 2024 Summer Olympics will be primarily centered in Paris, with additional events taking place in 16 other cities across metropolitan France, as well as one subsite in Tahitian island within the French overseas country and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. Does it mean that Starbucks could potentially release more 2024 Olympics mugs?… Read more

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