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Jardins de la Francesa

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Jardins de la Francesa
Jardins de la Francesa

This park is one of the most emblematic places in Girona

The Jardins de la Francesa feature a restored space with garden in front of the former home of its one-time owner, Madame Matieu. According to legend, one day the local archbishop saw the young French woman and became infatuated with her, so invited her to dine with him and try some typical Catalan food; when she arrived, the clergyman asked his cook to prepare a 'botifarra' sausage. The maid, who didn't agree with the soirée taking place in the first place, prepared the botifarra but instead of salt added sugar to it. While the archbishop was outraged, the French woman was delighted by the delicious sweet dish. Still today you can find sweet botifarras in Girona that, like the archbishop and Madame Matieu, have their opponents and supporters!


Venue name: Jardins de la Francesa

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