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Metro-expo-resto #10

Publié le 11 August 2017

Corvisart, in the 13ème arrondissement in Paris, serves the Parisian metro line 6. This station takes its namesake from la rue Corvisart that can be … Read More

September Events

Publié le 11 August 2017

While the summer may be technically coming to a close, events and good deals around France are certainly starting to heat up. The French may … Read More

Discover … Dijon

Publié le 11 August 2017

While we may all know about Dijon for its mustard, the town has a lot more to offer. Do not miss the covered market, otherwise … Read More

Visitez le nord

Publié le 11 August 2017

Join in on this Erasmus weekend to discover Normandy and Brittany. Warning: crepes, galettes, cider, lighthouses, seafood and breton fun included! … Read More

LA PHARMACIE

Publié le 11 August 2017

Although you may not think it, la pharmacie in France is completely different to our anglophone pharmacy. Find out all about la pharmacie in France. Read More

Journées du patrimoine

Publié le 11 August 2017

For more than 30 years, the third weekend of September has been dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Read More

UNE COMPTINE

Publié le 11 August 2017

For this month's French song of the month we look at a traditional French nursery rhyme. This is typically sung in the playground and practically … Read More

La rentrée

Publié le 11 August 2017

The month of September is undoubtedly synonymous with la rentrée, especially for all those working with Babylangues, but for the whole of France too. Read More

Tarte aux fraises

Publié le 11 August 2017

This strawberry tart is a classic French dish that you will find in almost every boulangerie across the entirety of France. Although it may look … Read More

Best films for la rentrée

Publié le 11 August 2017

Here are some great classic French films about or based around school in France to get you in the mood for la rentrée this September. Read More

Journée en Normandie

Publié le 28 July 2017

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

Verlan

Publié le 28 July 2017

Verlan is a form of slang or ‘argot’ using the inversion of syllables of a word to say the same thing. If you thought the … Read More

August Events

Publié le 28 July 2017

France certainly heats up in August and so too do the events and good deals on offer! From folk concerts under the Eiffel Tower, to … Read More

Discover La Rochelle

Publié le 28 July 2017

La Rochelle, otherwise known as the La Ville Blanche or the White City, in recognition of its white limestone facades, is noted for having arguably … Read More

Quiche Lorraine

Publié le 28 July 2017

You will find this French classic on the menu of practically every single bistro or brasserie in France. The majority, if not all, French people … Read More

LAISSE BETON

Publié le 28 July 2017

This 1977 hit by Renaud cemented the introduction of verlan, or French slang, into mainstream popular culture. This showed a mark in the acceptance of … Read More

Les Festivals d’Été

Publié le 28 July 2017

The month of August in France sees various towns, big and small, across the entirety of the country transformed into sites of festivities and summer … Read More

Train Travel in France

Publié le 28 July 2017

While it may seem like any other country, train travel in France has a long respected tradition and history to be aware of. Make sure … Read More

Metro-expo-resto #9

Publié le 28 July 2017

Père Lachaise metro station is located on the border of the 11th and 20th arrondissements in Paris. Opened officially on the 31st January 1903 as … Read More

Metro-expo-resto #8

Publié le 29 June 2017

Charles de Gaulle Étoile metro station borders the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements and connects the lines 1, 2 and 6, in addition to the … Read More

BEST BEACHES IN FRANCE

Publié le 29 June 2017

As the temperature begins to rise and the sun begins to shine, it is hard not to think of anywhere you would rather be but … Read More

Week-end en Normandie

Publié le 29 June 2017

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

Moules Marinières

Publié le 29 June 2017

The scrumptious combination of fresh seafood, wine and a large hunk of crusty baguette is a match made in heaven, and whilst this recipe is … Read More

LA MER

Publié le 29 June 2017

As the month of July is so often spent by the sea, what could be a more appropriate song for the month of July than … Read More

Tour de France

Publié le 29 June 2017

The first ever Tour de France took place on the 1st July 1903. Organised and orchestrated by one man alone, this was to become one … Read More

Faire la bise

Publié le 29 June 2017

The French greeting is almost always complemented with ‘la bise’. Integral to French society, system and values you must know the rules and regulations to … Read More

July Events

Publié le 29 June 2017

There are many great events in July in France; from the opening of Paris Plages, outdoor cinema events and music festivals galore you really are … Read More

Discover Aix-en-Provence

Publié le 29 June 2017

Often referred to as Aix-en-Provence’s equivalent to Le Marais in Paris, this area was built on a previous marshland just outside the old walls of … Read More

Focus on … Louis

Publié le 29 June 2017

Some of the eager eyed amongst you may have noticed that we have a new recruit to the Babylangues Team… our mascot, Louis la Grenouille! … Read More

Asperges en chemise

Publié le 23 May 2017

As we near the end of Spring and start to get ready for Summer, fresh asparagus can still be found in abundance at your local … Read More

Journée à Giverny

Publié le 23 May 2017

Take a trip out of Paris to the historic stomping ground of renowned painter Claude Monet. As seen in his works, Monet was passionate about … Read More

Roland Garros

Publié le 23 May 2017

Roland Garros, otherwise known as the French Open has undoubtedly become part of French heritage, and is a fantastic event to follow in June in … Read More

Mon Coeur, Mon Amour

Publié le 23 May 2017

This month we have chosen the song 'Mon coeur, mon amour', a French pop classic by Anaïs from the early millennium. The video takes place … Read More

Café culture

Publié le 23 May 2017

The French have a distinct café culture, that brings with it some basic rules. Once you know the ins and outs of going to a … Read More

Metro-expo-resto #7

Publié le 23 May 2017

Located in the 7th arrondissement, Invalides metro stop takes its namesake from the nearby Hôtel des Invalides, an area of buildings and museums dedicated to … Read More

Running in Paris

Publié le 23 May 2017

One of the best ways to explore a city is undoubtedly by foot, and what could be better than discovering more of Paris whilst also … Read More

Discover Strasbourg

Publié le 23 May 2017

La Petite France sits at the western end of la Grande Ile, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the very heart of Strasbourg’s old town. Read More

June Events

Publié le 23 May 2017

Looking for things to do in Paris and in France throughout June? Don't miss out on these special events in June in France!  … Read More

Focus on … Sarah

Publié le 23 May 2017

A natural talent, by the age of 10, Sarah was already playing competitively after having sailed her way through the traditional training ranks. Read More

Journée en Champagne

Publié le 28 April 2017

Enjoy a day of luxury, tasting the fine champagnes of the Champagne region, with our partner To Be Erasmus! … Read More

Metro-expo-resto #6

Publié le 28 April 2017

Taking its name from the nearby Théâtre de l’Odéon, this metro station was opened on 9th January 1910 - making it a grand old age … Read More

Chez le dentiste

Publié le 28 April 2017

Much like a trip to the doctors, the thought of going to see a dentist in France may seem a little intimidating at first. To … Read More

The French Election

Publié le 28 April 2017

The French Election - With this years French election coming up in May, we thought it only fitting to explain just quite how it works. Read More

May Events

Publié le 28 April 2017

Discover our selection of good deals for events in May in France. Ateliers d'artistes, European festivals, museum openings, Jazz concerts and many more! … Read More

Discover Nice

Publié le 28 April 2017

For many people, the main attraction in Nice is undoubtedly the beach! However, behind the Promenade des Anglais there is much more to discover to … Read More

Aux armes et caetera

Publié le 28 April 2017

This song is Serge Gainsbourg’s take on the French National Anthem. The title is taken from the first line of the chorus in the national … Read More

Tarte à la rhubarbe

Publié le 28 April 2017

Here is our quick and easy recipe for Tarte à la Rhubarbe, or Rhubarb Tart in English. Why not try and make this delicious Spring … Read More

Parks in Paris

Publié le 31 March 2017

Here we present you with our selection of the best parks in Paris, perfect for a roam around in search of a chocolate egg or … Read More

Saint-Germain en Laye

Publié le 31 March 2017

Experience the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and its beautiful park. This guided tour takes you just 20 minutes out of Paris to a most idyllic setting. Read More

Discover Marseille

Publié le 31 March 2017

Nestled behind the Vieux Port de Marseille, the Noailles neighbourhood sits right in the centre of the city and is located in the 1er arrondissement. Read More

PÂQUES

Publié le 31 March 2017

Pâques or Easter in English is a religious festival and is one of the most important holidays in France, it has now become a traditional … Read More

GETTING A HAIRCUT

Publié le 31 March 2017

For many people, a trip to the hairdressers can seem like a daunting prospect. Not to worry - we have put together this handy guide … Read More

The Rabbit Song

Publié le 31 March 2017

This month, somewhat fitting with our Easter theme, we have chosen the song ‘Un Lapin’ sung by French icon Chantal Goya. Read More

Oeufs cocotte

Publié le 31 March 2017

When we think of Easter eggs we tend to think of chocolate eggs. This recipe is thus a slightly different take on an Easter egg. Read More

April Events

Publié le 31 March 2017

Discover our selection of good deals for events in April in France. Film Festivals, Yoga, Jazz concerts and this years Color Run! … Read More

Weekend à Bordeaux

Publié le 31 March 2017

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

Metro-expo-resto #5

Publié le 8 March 2017

Don't be fooled by the latter half of the station name - "Bienvenüe" doesn't mean "welcome to Montparnasse", as might be commonly mistaken. Read More

Château de la Loire

Publié le 8 March 2017

CIJP: CHÂTEAU DE LA LOIRE Saturday 18th March to Sunday 19th March  After setting off from Paris you will head straight to Cheverny … Read More

Discover Montpellier

Publié le 7 March 2017

Nestled in the very heart of Montpellier’s historic centre is the area known locally as 'le quartier de l’Ecusson’. Read More

LA FRANCOPHONIE

Publié le 7 March 2017

Each year on 20th March the Journée internationale de la Francophonie is celebrated across France. Read More

Les Blagues Carambar

Publié le 7 March 2017

The French have even created the expression 'les blagues Carambar' to refer to a bad or childish joke! However these jokes still make the French … Read More

Tongue Twisters

Publié le 7 March 2017

This article on Tongue Twisters will come in particularly handy, not just to impress your French friends but also to improve pronunciation and grammar in … Read More

Easy Artichauts

Publié le 7 March 2017

Artichokes are such beautiful vegetables that always draw attention at the market. The thought of cooking them is, however, a little daunting. Where do you … Read More

March Events

Publié le 7 March 2017

Discover our selection of good deals for events in March in France. Poetry and Design festivals, International Women's Day and even a Dictée! … Read More

Paris Half Marathon

Publié le 1 February 2017

PARIS HALF MARATHON Congratulations to Laura, Shaun and Tessa for successfully taking part in the Paris Half Marathon on Sunday 5th March! Despite the challenging … Read More

Week-end en Belgique

Publié le 1 February 2017

Week-end en Belgique - Coming to France is one thing, but getting a true insight into its heritage is another! Get out of Paris for … Read More

February Events

Publié le 1 February 2017

Discover our selection of events in January in Paris. Exhibitions, concerts, carnavals and many other exciting good deals. Read More

Charlotte Chante

Publié le 1 February 2017

Get to grips with some colloquial language with this humorous song by up-and-coming French singer, Charlotte Chante Charlotte!  … Read More