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Looking for more information about French language and culture? We have compiled a list of resources for you to check out: useful apps and language tools to aid you on your learning, twitter accounts to give you your daily dose of French culture, and all kinds of fantastic sites and blogs to feed your appetite for French culture.
- ARTS & MEDIA
- LANGUAGE/VOCABULARIES/ APPS& SERVICES
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FACE Council – French American Culture Exchange website.
France Daily Photo – Experience life in France by photos.
Francofile – Keeping an eye on France’s media, culture and politics.
French Art Colony – regional multi-arts center, dedicated to supporting arts education and cultural enrichment in our communities.
French Art Network – a website that features French arts.
H-France – possible fictional materials to assign in a French history course.
Kadist – Kadist’s collections and productions reflect the global scope of contemporary art, and its programs develop collaborations between Kadist’s local contexts (Paris, San Francisco) and artists, curators and art institutions worldwide.
@Kadist_AF official twitter account.
Time Out – Your critical guide to the arts, culture and going out in Paris.
Web in France Magazine – French online magazine.
@LaFrenchTV – cultural web TV channel for French-American audience.
@parisART – Site internet (cultures contemporaines): ART, PHOTO, DESIGN, DANSE, LIVRES
@fubiz – a daily dose of inspiration anything French.
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America Center France – the hub for American-Franco exchange.
CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE FRENCH EMBASSY – division of the French Embassy in the United States.
Everything You Need to Know to be a Real French – A blog that gives you an insight into French culture.
France in San Diego – San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce .
France Today – a magazine written for a truly international audience of educated Francophiles interested in French travel, culture, gastronomy, shopping & entertainment, art & design, society & politics, real estate for sale and vacation rentals.
Francophilia – a fresh take on French and francophone cultures.
French About.Com – a section in About.com for everyone who wants know about France and its language, culture, etc.
French Connections – helping people to find great holiday accommodation in France since 1996.
French Cultural Center – a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an authentic French cultural and social experience for the purpose of personal enrichment and greater understanding of the diverse peoples of the French-speaking world.
French Culture for Visitors – an insight about France before you travel.
French Culture Nights – French Culture/Events in New York
French-Word-A-Day – A blog about life in France.
The Good Life France – Everything you want know about France and more.
Paul on French – Paul shares his experiences learning the language of Molière. A blog about learning French.
The bab.la Weekly – a curate of Language and Culture Stories.
@AllianceChicago – French art, culture, fashion, cinema… news and info.
@CultureFrance – French art, culture, fashion, cinema… news and info.
@franceinnyc – The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
@FranceLocalSD – official twitter account of French culture in San Diego, California.
@francelovers – twitter account of French Connections.
@FranceToday – France Today, The Magazine of French Travel and Culture, offers expert reporting & insightful info on French travel, culture, fashion, restaurants & much more!
@FrenchNightsNYC – official twitter account of French Culture Nights .
@ifru_london – official French government centre of language and culture in London,.
@WeKnowFrance – food, wine, culture, travel and life.
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AF French Film Festival – independent, local, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to promoting the spread of French language and culture around the world.
UniFrance – French films website.
French Film club of Palo Alto – French films website.
French Flicks – first website to list all the French movies released and shown in the US.
Focus on French Cinema – is a FILM FESTIVAL dedicated to the international cultural identity of French and Francophone cinema honoring the achievement of French language film.
My French Film Festival – website dedicated for French films in festivals.
Rendezvous with French Cinema – a website about French films and industry.
@colcoa – A week of French film premieres in Hollywood.
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Cuisinequotidienne – a personal blog on cooking.
French Cooking for Dummies – French cuisine for everybody who wants to try. @French_Cooking
French Revolution – a personal blog about recipes, and memories, of the kind of French-American fusion
La Fourchette S’est Emballée – is brought to us by Leslie Ray from the lavender fields of Provence, South of France. Fork in hand, Leslie guides us through her world of fabulous recipes, classical music and images from her quaint surroundings.
Mslimalicious – A healthy lifestyle inspired by French culture. @MSlimalicious
@FranceDiner – We love good cuisine and good wine: French, Chinese, Indian, Italian, American, Oriental. Give them a try in casual to chic restaurants in France.
@haute_cuisine – The best of La Haute Cuisine, with a French twist
@frenchfoodie – French food & wine news from around the web.
@FrenchFlavour official twitter of frenchflavour.co.uk
@FrenchRev – French Food for the au courant American kitchen
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Association for French Language Studies – Promoting French language teaching and research into French linguistics in Higher Education.
Azur Lingua – language school in France.
Babbel.com – Learn French online with downloadable mobile app.
Baby Bilingual – Profiles of bilingual and multilingual familles, resource recommendations, storytime suggestions, book reviews, discussions, descriptions of games and language learning activities, and–of course–stories about our petits bouts de choux!
BBC – French Language – BBC’s French language section with free online lessons.
Bonjour.com – premium services for French language course.
Bonjour de France – a ” cyber-magazine “free education with exercises, tests and games to learn French as well as worksheets to the attention of teachers of French as a foreign language (FLE).
Busuu – Free online French language lessons.
Click on French – premium services of French language lessons with real teachers online.
Cours de France – French online lessons.
Daily FrenchPod – premium French training service from Paris with free 7-day trial.
eTools for For Language teachers – a blogsite of core French for 8 – 11 year old students in Canada.
French Assistant – free online French language courses.
Francais Facile – Free French courses and exercises.
French by French – a free website to learn French.
French Crazy – a blog with free French lessons.
French Education in the Bay Area – French for children K -12.
French Learner – free individual audio lessons to help you learn French fast!
French-Spanish Online – online French lessons.
French-Spanish LS Online – Learn French online for free.
ie Languages – Free language tutorials including French.
La Guinguette – French language online courses.
LanguageGuide – online French lessons with simple graphics.
Lexique FLE – Courses to learn French with downloadable courses.
Lexophiles – a free website where you can learn different languages including French.
Listen to French – provides listening practice in French at an advanced level for English speakers.
Loquella – French lessons with mobile application with subscription option.
Love to Know French – online media company that owns and operates a family of websites dedicated to providing high quality, useful information to Internet users.
Open Culture – a directory of French language lessons, podcasts, etc.
Oui C’est Ca – a blogsite of a French teacher for adults.
Pimsleur – language lessons with free and premium services.
The Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning – produces and disseminates Open Educational Resources (OERs) for the Internet public.
The French Experiment – French lessons, stories, reviews, and cats.
The French Tutorial – s a web-based step by step lesson covering basics, pronunciation, but also grammar, vocabulary and everyday French.
Tres Bien – Dynamic lessons for learning French.
TV5 – French language section of TV5 Monde with free lessons and exercises.
YouTube Videos – learn French language with videos.
@FranceDC – A French language and cultural center.
@French_LKL – Free lessons on every aspect of French grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, plus quizzes, sound files, study tips, and so much more.
@French_forkids – RESOURCES FOR TEACHING CHILDREN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.
@LL_French – Learn French with words of the day and more!
@frenchlanguage – official twitter account for Transparent Language French.
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AngloInfo – Everything you need for life on the Côte d’Azur – local information you can trust.
Complete France – a French lifestyle magazine.
French Crazy – a personal blog of an American college student who is absolutely crazy about French.
French Essence – an Australian writer who lives between London and Saint Rémy de Provence in southern France. The author adores everything to do with life in France and especially the olive farm she calls home.
French Moments – a website about lifestyle, culture, and experiences in France.
Le Best of Paris – Your guide to Paris’ best restaurants, gourmet shops, boutiques, events, exhibitions, activities for kids, bars, cafes, museums, and more…
My French Country Home – a reflection of the way we live in France
Oh Sacre Blue – a personal blog about France, the French language, travel and anything else that inspires the author.
The French District – Everything French in New York.
The French Life – From sampling wine and French cuisine to sneaking onto the yachts in Monaco.
This French Life – THIS French Life provides many interesting nuggets of information and is of service to people who are keen to move to France, or those already living there.
@shoesupmag – French Magazine about street culture & sneakers
@Becausefrench – An insider look on how we live, some cooking, health or beauty tips, and lot of fun!
@Frenchicshabby – French style and inspiration for the home.Topic Host for FrenchEntree online.
@LivingFrance – The UK magazine about French culture, property and lifestyle
@LeBestofParis – Your guide to Paris’ best restaurants, gourmet shops, boutiques, events, exhibitions, activities for kids, bars, cafes, museums, and more…
@MessageParis – A full parenting resource for English-speaking families in Ile de France. Where you belong.
@HowardinFrance – Happy Chap that loves France; especially Paris, Cote d’Azur & the Alps. I love French food & competitions. Trying to network Francophiles around the world.
@bcinfrance – EFL teaching, travel, Aveyron, France, food, wine, music, media, my family, and so forth…
French Essence – Writer, blogger and author of MY FRENCH LIFE and FRENCH ESSENCE… For a daily French fix…
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Great French Songs – a hub portal of French songs and music.
Famous French Music – a website about French music , its culture, and its success all over the world for more than fifty years.
French Music Blog – spotlights the best in modern French music.
French Touch Music – the first blog that covers only French House and Electronic Music news.
French Music Org – French music portal.
@LaMusicRadio – Keeping Cajun French Music and Culture Alive on the Web!
@FmsFrenchMusic -popular French songs and French artists of past, present and future.
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1jour1actu– A great website for beginner and intermediate level if you want to improve your reading.
France 24 – 24/7 international news channel
French Football Weekly – Football weekly news
Get Football News – Your home of French Football and 1st for French Football Transfer News: Get Football News France. All the latest news, scores and analysis.
Le Monde diplomatique – English Edition
Rude Baguette – France’s Start Up Blog
The Connexion – France’s English Language Newspaper
The Local – French News in English @TheLocalFrance
@FranceJournal – French news headlines, in English.
@FranceExpat – News, info, gossip… for expats in France (and francophiles everywhere!)
@France24_en – French international news channel
@BreakingF24 – Get in real time the latest Breaking News
@LMDiplo – English edition
@FrenchFtWeekly We are an English language French football website
@FFW_LIVE Live game updates
@GFN_France – Your home of French Football and 1st for French Football Transfer News: Get Football News France. All the latest news, scores and analysis.
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French Meet Up – a social networking site.
Skyrock – Top French Social networking.
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Best French Camp Sites – Campsites in France.
Bonjour La France – a travel portal to France.
France This Way – Guide to travel France and all things French.
France Guide – Official Website of French Tourism Office
French at a Touch – Free Travel Tools + Resources – Worldwide Travel at your Fingertips!
France Voyage – travel guide to France.
France Revisited – magazine for savvy readers and experienced travelers.
France Tourism – French Tourist Authority for France Travel & Tourism
Secrets of Paris – An alternative insider’s guide to the French capital.
Understand France – get an insider’s view of the Franco – American scene : working in Paris, tips about food, what’s new, etc..
Your French Holidays – French Holidays has been developed by French and British nationals, with the aim of helping you plan and make the most of your holidays in France.
@FranceExplorer – France-related travel news and tips.
@UK_Franceguide – The official website of tourism in France.
@french_ally – Travel advice, travel experience guide, freelance writer.
@FranceSouth – Bringing you sunshine everyday! Discover the South of France – Your guide with travel, photos, videos, info, art, wine & more.
@BookParisHotel – Founded in 1996, Paris Hotels .com aims to offer travelers a select list of hotels in the city of lights.
@france_images – Editor of a taste of . Regular visitor to France,love the food and life style Travel – Photo – French property.