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Is Paris really overrated?

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Paris for some is all shiny, minty and romantic. When the word Paris (pronounced as Puh-ree, with the s thrown out the pavements) is left out in the open, people think of fashionable girls and lads with baguettes on their Vespas, women on power dresses and designer shoes, men in equally flamboyant and handsome suits. […]

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What Really Makes the French Depressed?

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Much has been said about that certain mélancolie common to the French, but let’s take a look at the 9 other  highly probable reasons behind it. (Note: Take this list with a huge grain of salt!)

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10 Myths About French Women

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It would seem as though the rest of the world is deeply fascinated with French women. Think: ageless beauty glamorously wrapped in haute couture,  exuding an alluring sophistication and je ne sais quoi while drawling seductively in rich melodious tones. What’s not to be fascinated about? There are a lot of myths that pop up […]

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19 Awesome Conversation Starters About France

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What’s worse than being stuck in a conversation where you simply couldn’t rack your brains hard enough to come up with something brilliant to break the ice? Well, that’s right: nothing. Nothing could be more awkward or nerve-racking than just sitting there looking like an idiot. The longer the silence, the sweatier your palms get, […]

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45 Things You Need to Know About French Taboos

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FAUX PAS (fo-pa): noun. A social blunder, indiscretion, or tactless act that violates social norms, customs, or etiquette. Literally means “false step” in French.  Just reading the definition is enough to make you feel embarrassed to the core, am I right? How much more if you’re the one stuck in an actual socially awkward scenario? […]

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A Guide to French Food Habits

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Heaven is where: The French are the chefs, The Italians are the lovers, The British are the police, The Germans are the mechanics, And the Swiss make everything run on time. You have probably heard this description of heaven before. French chefs are renowned all over the world for creating the best kinds of gourmet […]

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