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French Cheese Etiquette: How to Enjoy Cheese like the French

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It’s safe to say that the French have a love affair with their cheese. Cheese plays such an important part of French culinary culture – that it’s hard for them to imagine life without it. It’s estimated that 96 percent of French people eat cheese, and almost half of them eat it daily. There are so […]

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A Quick Guide to French Table Etiquette

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France is world-famous for its cuisine and fine wines. Whether you’re dining in a restaurant or at a friend’s house, it’s important to be aware of French Table Etiquette. Being aware can help you to avoid offending your host and save you from any social faux pas. Here is a list of good French dining etiquette […]

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A Guide to Driving in France: Do’s and Don’ts

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Driving around France is a great way to see the country. Not only can you travel in your own time, but it’ll get you off the beaten track and to the more hidden areas.There are some things you need to know before driving in France, but if you come prepared there will be nothing to […]

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French Vocabulary: At the Museum or Art Gallery

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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