L’International des Feux Loto-Québec (The Montreal Fireworks Festival)

Posted on 27. Jul, 2015 by in Uncategorized, Vocabulary

  The summer is the season of fireworks. Some years my family has been lucky: We get to see Fourth of July fireworks in the US before heading out to Paris for our annual pilgrimage and watching the spectacular fireworks for la fête nationale. This year, however, we are not traveling and I am stuck […]

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A Beach in the Heart of Paris

Posted on 23. Jul, 2015 by in Culture

  With the return of summer comes beach season. Volleyball, bikinis, and ice cream… Because France is surrounded by water on 3 of 5 sides, you’re bound to find a beach you’ll like. Tu veux faire un petit plouf (want to make a splash) in the Atlantic? Try a beach at Les Sables d’Olonne, a […]

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How To Find A Hardware Store in French

Posted on 22. Jul, 2015 by in Vocabulary

My computer problems quickly led to hardware problems, which meant finding a hardware store. Les problèmes were that my hardware vocabulary isn’t very good in English never mind in French, and that it was still incredibly hot. I needed a very small screwdriver to take off the screws on the bottom of my laptop and […]

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