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Do You Want a French Mustache—Or an Austrian Beard?! Posted by on May 9, 2014

In less than 24 hours, the 2014 Eurovision grande finale will be taking place. Six pays (six countries) are en lice (battling it out) for la première place. What does France has to offer this time, you may reluctantly wonder? A group whose chanson (song) seems to hint at the general zeitgeist reigning a bit everywhere in the world: the “I-got-many-things-but-I-still-want-more” kind of syndrome. Of course, without reading…

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Happy “Premier Mai” (First of May)! Posted by on May 1, 2014

Today is la fête du travail (International Workers’ Day), a celebration that, as everyone is aware, takes place in almost every country in the world… But did you know that le premier mai (the First of May) is also the special date of another celebration in France? It’s called la fête du Muguet (the Lily of the Valley Celebration), ans it is estimated to be…

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