Basilica Saint Sernin, in Toulouse, France (my hometown) Roman Catholic. Year consecrated:1180 - As well as Saint Saturnin, Saint Honoratus is also buried here.The crypt contains the relics of many other saints. It is said to include a thorn that used to belong to the "Crown of Thorns" Jesus wore during his crucifixion. The Basilica of St. Sernin was designated in 1998 a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.
Creme de violette (France). 'Crème de Violette, also known as liqueur de violette, is a generic term for a liqueur with natural and/or artificial violet flower flavoring and coloring with either a brandy base, a neutral spirit base, or a combination of the two. The taste profile and aroma are distinctly floral and sweet.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france
Toulouse, France: Toulouse located in southwestern France, near the Pyrenees exists half way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, after Paris, Marseille and Lyon.