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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/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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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 are […]

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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 . ParisParis: perfect for any time of the yearWhen is […]

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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 give […]

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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

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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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10 French Films that Men Would Love

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 Who says French cinema only has romantic chick flicks and weepy dramas to offer? That’s definitely not the case.  In fact, there are so many top notch French films that dudes of all kinds would surely enjoy. From hilarious comedies, gritty gangster films, crime thrillers, kickass action, and prison-set dramas—take your pick! Your newest favorite […]

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20 Places to Go for the Best Views in Paris

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 Tourists troop to Paris each year to get an eyeful of the most famous sights. A common complaint, however, is the huge crowd. On this list, I try to come up with a good mix of popular and not-so-popular places. So whether you like quiet parks, lively rooftop bars, trendy restaurants, famous landmarks, museums, or […]

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The French Cuisine and When to Pronounce the s in “plus”

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 Salut, ça va?  If you have already subscribed to the weekly Talk in French newsletter, you’ll know that in every issue that comes out on Sundays, I feature a Question of the Week.  These questions are sent by different subscribers and covers everything from French language, culture, and even random questions. (If you’re not yet […]

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The Quick Guide to Making Small Talk in French

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   Small talk is the polite (sometimes dreadfully awkward) conversation usually shared between people who are strangers or mere acquaintances.  Though it may sound simple enough, it’s not as easy to pull off as one would think, with some people claiming that there is a special “art” to it.  But whether you’re fond of it or […]

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