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

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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 […]

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How to Visit Paris with a Disability: Essential Tips

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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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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 […]

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12 Best Ways to Explore Paris

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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 . Walking The easiest (and cheapest) option—walking around the Capital— is not only a great way to familiarise yourself with […]

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

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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/Phrases Wherever you decide to eat or drink, it’s best to brush up on some phrases first to make […]

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7 Open Air Markets in France You Shouldn’t Miss

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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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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 […]

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Autumn in France: Where to go?

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When schools re-start at “la rentrée” and the tourists leave, it’s autumn in France. Summer vacation is over and France returns authentically to the French. It’s the perfect time to visit! Here are places in France that will make you “fall” in love with autumn! 1 . Paris Paris: perfect for any time of the […]

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10 Insanely Good Parisian Cocktails You Can Make at Home Today

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Paris is known for its wonderful wines, but its alcoholic offerings by no means end there.  Home to some of the best bars in the world, it’s no wonder this city’s cocktails are such a hit among locals and tourists alike. From timeless classics to modern mixes, here’s a list of 10 Parisian Cocktails to […]

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Summer in Paris: 20 Things to Do

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As crowds flock to Paris in summer, the city transforms into a bustling haven for tourists. Some would say that it is by this time that Paris becomes very un-Parisian, with the city slowing down its pace to welcome in sunny days, longer nights, and lots of fun festivals and special events. But summer in […]

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French for Chocolate Lovers: Useful Words and Tips

French for Chocolate Lovers

Are you a chocolate fanatic who may or may not have a plan to explore France’s chocolate scene soon? Whether you simply want to learn everything about chocolates or you’re planning to trudge to French-speaking parts to sample some delicious chocolat, here is a list of chocolate-related vocabulary to help you out. Also, don’t leave […]

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Paris for Choco Lovers: 15 Must-Visit Chocolate Shops

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Paris is known for many things—one of which is a chocolate lover’s paradise. With a wide selection of expert chocolatiers and excellent artisan boutiques scattered all around the city, Paris is truly a chocoholic’s haven. Today, let’s take a look at 15 of the most exciting and must-visit chocolate shops in Paris. Ready to take a bite […]

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