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June 2018 Events

Publié le 22 May 2018

We have found these great deals for various festivals, exhibitions and celebrations in Paris and beyond this June! … Read More

Metro-Expo-Resto #18

Publié le 22 May 2018

Served by line 7 of the Parisian metro, Pont Neuf is a bustling station on the northern side of the Seine, next to the Pont … Read More

Fête Saint-Jean

Publié le 22 May 2018

The Fête Saint-Jean is an annual celebration that always falls on 24 June. The celebration commemorates the birth of John the Baptist and nearly coincides … Read More

Salmon Rillettes

Publié le 22 May 2018

Have a go at making your own salmon rillettes from scratch with our quick and easy recipe. Read More

Le 1er mai (1st May)

Publié le 23 April 2018

1st May in France, commonly known as May Day, is a public holiday associated with the lily of the valley flower, which dates back to … Read More

May 2018 Events

Publié le 23 April 2018

We have found these great deals for various festivals, exhibitions and celebrations in Paris and beyond this May! … Read More

Discover… Bayeux

Publié le 23 April 2018

Why not explore Bayeux, a small city in the north of France and home of the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry. Read More

Niçoise Salad

Publié le 23 April 2018

Have a go at making your own salade niçoise from scratch with our quick and healthy recipe. Read More

Metro-Expo-Resto #17

Publié le 23 April 2018

Served by line 12 of the Parisian metro, Abbesses is a bustling station on the western side of the butte (hill) of Montmartre in the … Read More

Baby Blague #1 – French Joke

Publié le 3 April 2018

Baby blagues are a collection of jokes aimed at French children, chosen by Babylangues. Although they are childish jokes, they still make the French laugh! … Read More

April Events

Publié le 22 March 2018

We have found these great deals for various festivals, exhibitions and celebrations in Paris and beyond this April! … Read More

Day Trip to the Loire Valley

Publié le 22 March 2018

Why not take the opportunity to explore a discover a new area of France by going to the Loire Valley, complete with stunning châteux and … Read More

Discover… Avignon

Publié le 22 March 2018

Why not explore Avignon, a town in the south of France filled with stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites. Read More

Intraduisible #21 Dizaine

Publié le 22 March 2018

The French noun une dizaine is modified by the suffix ‘-aine’, which is used to convey the idea of an approximation in quantity. Read More

Blagues Carambar #9 – French Joke

Publié le 22 March 2018

The Carambar is a quintessentially French sweet. This chewy caramel candy has almost become a national image of France. The Carambar is a quintessentially French … Read More

Metro-Expo-Resto #16

Publié le 22 March 2018

Served by lines 3 and 11 of the Parisian metro, Arts et Métiers station is a quiet stop tucked away in the pleasant streets of … Read More

Easter in Martinique

Publié le 22 March 2018

In Martinique, Easter is very different to the traditional European holiday. Be prepared to eat curry and watch crab racing! … Read More

French song – Soulman

Publié le 22 March 2018

Soulman is the second track on the eponymous album by Ben l’Oncle Soul. It’s a simple, catchy song about Ben declaring himself as a ‘soulman’. Read More

Macarons

Publié le 22 March 2018

French macarons have a reputation for being difficult to make; follow our recipe to enjoy macarons at home and you'll see it's not so hard! … Read More

March events

Publié le 26 February 2018

Discover the unusual festivals, exhibitions and celebrations in Paris and beyond this March. Read More

Intraduisible #20

Publié le 26 February 2018

The verb mitonner, which means ‘to cook up slowly’, can also be used in an informal context to talk about someone who is preparing or … Read More

La Fête du Citron

Publié le 23 February 2018

The theme of this year’s Fête du Citron is Bollywood, so if you take a trip to the town of Menton, you might see colourful … Read More

Sole Meunière

Publié le 23 February 2018

Follow this simple recipe for Sole Meunière - a delicious rustic French dish consisting of fish cooked in butter and lemon.  … Read More

French Film: Potiche

Publié le 23 February 2018

François Ozon’s 2010 film Potiche is an amusing and elegantly told story of a woman and her fight to shake off the role that society, … Read More

WEEK-END EN BELGIQUE

Publié le 23 February 2018

Why not take the opportunity to explore a different French-speaking culture by joining this weekend trip to Belgium, complete with canals, chocolate and beer! … Read More

French Film: Le Mépris

Publié le 26 January 2018

Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film Le Mépris was one of the first cinematic works to focus on the beauty of the filmmaking process itself, and not … Read More

Tarte Flambée

Publié le 23 January 2018

Tarte flambée, or flàmmeküeche in the Alsatian dialect, is a speciality of the region of Alsace. The dish is quite like a strange version of … Read More

Intraduisible #19

Publié le 23 January 2018

Derived from the noun nombril, meaning ‘navel’ or ‘belly button’, and the adjectival suffix -iste, the term nombriliste refers to someone who thinks only of … Read More

Le Carnaval de Paris

Publié le 23 January 2018

You have probably heard of Rio Carnival in Brazil, and Notting Hill Carnival in London, but what you may not know is that every year, … Read More

Metro-Expo-Resto #14

Publié le 23 January 2018

Connecting the lines 1, 5 and 8 of the Parisian métro system, Bastille is a busy and important station which saw a massive 13,706,765 passengers … Read More

Discover … Tours

Publié le 23 January 2018

Located in Western France, on the banks of the Rivers Loire and Cher, Tours is a city which, through the years, has withstood much conflict … Read More

Le tourbillon de la vie

Publié le 23 January 2018

The song ‘Le Tourbillon de la vie’, sung by actress Jeanne Moreau in famous Nouvelle Vague film Jules et Jim, tells the story of a … Read More

February events

Publié le 22 January 2018

This month, communities, customs and cultures from all over the world come together in Paris in a collection of festivals, markets, parades and exhibitions. Read More

WEEK-END EN NORMANDIE

Publié le 22 January 2018

Coming to France is one thing, but getting a true insight into its heritage is another! Join us for a weekend away to the Normandy … Read More

Toolkit: Le Marché aux Puces

Publié le 22 January 2018

As well as being a world capital of haute couture, playing host to a multiplicity of stylish designer brands, Paris is also a great place … Read More