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QUIZ: Are You A Real French History Buff?

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French History Quiz

Fancy yourself a french history enthusiast? Let’s put that claim to the test with this quiz!

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How to Learn French with Movies in Seven Easy Steps

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Learn French Cinema

Ever wondered how to learn French with movies?  Or… if you could really use movies to learn French?My answer is a resounding oui ! This guide will teach you some tips on how you can effectively use French movies to improve your French and point you to a lot of good French movie recommendations. Quick Navigation […]

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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

Witty French Puns

 As Alfred Hitchcock once said, « puns are the highest form of literature ». In French, this witty play on words is called “calembour” and it takes a certain level of expertise in the language to be able to pull it off. Calembours make use of homophony (words that sound the same) to inject humour into […]

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Must-try French Specialties from Every Region of France

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Best French Food per Region

France has so many types of cheese, wine, and specialties from all over the French regions that it’s hard to keep up!  Where do you go to try the ratatouille… or the famous frog legs, if you’re feeling adventurous? Don’t fret, I prepared a culinary Tour de France for you to enjoy. I even added […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your French-obsessed Friends

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holidays gifts for you french-obsessed friends

 Do you need ideas on what to give someone who is crazy about France and anything French?  Whether it’s for a friend, family, a special someone, or even for yourself, here’s a list of 15 delightful gifts any self-confessed francophile would truly enjoy. Gifts for foodiesOyster knife When the winter months roll in and oysters are in […]

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French Podcast Ep# 17: Les blagues (French Jokes)

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Le Podcast en francais

 Have you ever found yourself wondering what kind of humor the French people have… or if indeed the French joke at all? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing with you one episode from the all-new Talk in French advanced level podcast. And the topic is all about…. Les blagues! French jokes! Yes, the French do […]

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How to Visit Paris with a Disability: Essential Tips

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how to visit paris with a disability

 Ah, Paris, the City of Lights and a haven for tourists… except for disabled travelers sometimes. How can guests with disabilities visit this wonderful city with its romantic cobblestone streets, underground metro and flights of stairs everywhere without it turning into a nightmare?  Well actually, the city of Paris tried to make a lot of […]

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10 French Movies to Take Lessons in Style

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best french movies french movies style inspiration

Many French films have achieved cult status for one reason or another, but some also made history because they launched timeless trends and style icons. Let’s do a tour of French cinema, with movies from the Nouvelle Vague and take serious lessons in style with iconic designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin or Coco Chanel!1) A bout de […]

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12 Best Ways to Explore Paris

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getting around in paris

 While Paris doesn’t even come close to the biggest cities in the World, ‘size, isn’t everything’. Don’t spend time dilly-dallying, get where you need to be in a flash with Paris’ numerous transport options.1 . WalkingThe easiest (and cheapest) option—walking around the Capital— is not only a great way to familiarise yourself with its streets, […]

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Eating Out in France: The Ultimate Guide to Ordering Food Like A Local

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how to order food like a local

The French have a particular way of doing things, eating out included!  Fret not; we’re here to explain complicated menus, French customs and useful phrases to get you ordering food like a local! Usual Food Vocabulary/PhrasesWherever you decide to eat or drink, it’s best to brush up on some phrases first to make your experience […]

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7 Open Air Markets in France You Shouldn’t Miss

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best open air markets in france

It’s such a pleasure to stroll along and enjoy the flavours and colours of the open-air markets of France. To pick up some food for the apéro and lunch, it’s best if you will get up early in the morning! I’ll be your guide today and let’s discover the hidden gems of the most beautiful […]

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Cult One-liners: Famous Lines from French Movies

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famous french movie lines

 French movie culture is full of emotional and funny films, and are overflowing with cult one-liners—amazingly crafted pieces of dialogue that still look killer today and would sound great to quote in conversations. Let’s list those gems to show off your French 7th art skills, with a mix of timeless classics and comedy movies that are […]

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