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French Vocabulary: At the Museum or Art Gallery

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So you’re a fan of les arts? We’ve got the perfect French vocabulary for visiting an art museum or gallery. Visit the world-class museums in France and use these phrases to sound like a local and get a new appreciation for art! Quick Navigation Art in FranceAt the receptionTypes of ArtDescribing artFrench Museum Vocabulary Art in […]

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A Guide to the Different Kinds of Dining Establishments in France

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France is world-famous for its cuisine and wines, so it’s no surprise that there is a very wide variety of dining establishments available to choose from. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices or not sure where to begin – don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Here’s a breakdown of the most common dining establishments found […]

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French Easter Traditions: How to Celebrate Easter in France

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Joyeuses Pâques ! That’s what you’ll hear for the entire Easter weekend in France as the holiday celebrations commence. Easter in France is a festive time filled with fun for kids and symbolism of the religious significance of the holiday. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter in France, and it varies across different regions. […]

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How to Fake a French Accent

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The French accent is a significant way to distinguish between native speakers and those still learning the language. There are ways, however, to fake a French accent so you can fit right in with the locals. The accent is very distinct as compared to other languages – speaking with the accent also helps for improving your […]

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French Pick-up Lines that May or May Not Work But are Worth a Try

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Pick-up lines are a dime a dozen and there all kinds of French pick-up lines as well. From the absolute charming to cheesy and quite bold, these pick-up lines may work for you with that lovely French accent of yours.Or you might fail miserably.Whatever the case is, there are all kinds that are worth trying […]

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7 Things to Remember When Dating in France

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From country to country it’s fascinating to look for similarities in cultures only to see vast differences.  For example, while we can see similarities between France and other countries with certain social behaviours, there are some big differences when it comes to dating.It’s unlike what we see in movies when it comes to dating in […]

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10 Classic French Breads You’ll Find in Boulangeries Across France

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Bread is one of the first things that come to mind when you think about typical French food. Most French people eat bread every day and almost at every meal, from breakfast to apéro and dinner. Therefore, you will find bakeries everywhere across the country, including in tiny villages.  Your trip to France would not […]

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The Best Way to Enjoy Christmas in France

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Christmas in France is first and foremost a family holiday, with people traveling from all over the country to reunite with their loved ones for the Réveillon.  ​Festivities start in early December and last until early January. Furthermost, each region has its unique traditions. If you are lucky enough to spend Christmas in France, here […]

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French Resume: How to Write a Curriculum Vitae in French

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So, you want to get a job or internship in a French-speaking country. How exciting! However, before you find yourself in front of the recruiters, you will need to send an eye-catching resume to convince them you are the right fit for the job. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as popping your trusted resume into […]

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A Guide to Shopping in France: Tips and Vocabulary

There are few places where shopping is more iconic than France. From the charming farmers’ markets in tucked away villages to the glorious glitz of the ultra-luxe flagship stores on the Champs-Elysées, there is something for everyone. Shopping is one of those cultural experiences everybody should experience when traveling in a new country, and even more […]

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All About Bastille Day: History, Traditions, and Vocabulary

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Bastille day celebration

As you may already know, the 14th of July is France’s national holiday. However, the French may be very surprised if you wish them a happy Bastille Day as it is locally known as “La Fête Nationale” or more simply, “le quatorze juillet” (the fourteenth of July).  It is a bank holiday, and as it […]

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10 Best French Documentary Films of All Time

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Documentary films have long been popular in France. Since the first movies shot by the Lumière brothers, like Sortie de l’usine Lumière à Lyon (1895), there has been a steady stream of high-quality French documentaries.  If you are ready to deepen your knowledge of the French language and your favorite subject, we gathered a list of […]

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