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Birthday Traditions in France: How do the French Celebrate Birthdays?

If you grew up in a western country like Europe or North America, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that French birthday traditions are not very different from the ones you are familiar with. A good French birthday celebration involves a party, some cake, blowing candles and presents. However, here are some small differences […]

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Newsletter Q&A: Christmas in France

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 Bonjour ! Every week on the Talk in French Newsletter, I answer questions sent by subscribers. The questions could be anything about France: language, culture, tourism, etc. And I try my best to answer each and every question sent my way.  By the way— you can ask me anything, too! Just send me an email at […]

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The ABCs of French Christmas and New Year Celebrations

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  Christmas is considered by many as the best time of the year. And why shouldn’t it be? The food, the lights, the festive air, the gifts, the carols, more gifts, shopping, more shopping, family, friends, more gifts under the Christmas tree… It’s got everything wonderful all crammed into a few weeks of celebration. Wonderful, isn’t it? (If […]

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