Nine-year old Camille is a distant ancestor of American Revolutionary hero Lafayette, and the family lives on a historic Beaujolais vineyard where the soil yields many fossils! Dad runs the guesthouse and Mom has a job in Lyon, where she works for a technology company. At Camille’s school, students recite Moliere and a local restaurant caters lunch. As the family celebrates “Three Kings Day” and attends catechism class, we learn a little about how the Catholic religion influences their lives.
Ten-year old Emilien lives with his sisters and father in the large city of Lyon. Emilien and his family enjoy a breakfast of fresh bread and chocolate, and then, it’s off to school on the city bus with his younger sister. Dad commutes via scooter and train to his job. Emilien’s mom is a professional musician and the kids enjoy music with her at her apartment. We see Emilien and his sister at school, practicing basketball with a city league team, shopping for organic produce and singing folk songs with their cousins. We catch a look at wider French society as their routine takes them across the path of a worker’s strike. Little sister Lucie even practices counting out Euros on her toy cash register.