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La Fête des Rois Posted by on Dec 30, 2020

Bonjour! J’espère que vous avez passé un bel noël! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. La nouvelle année is soon upon us and I am more than ready to say adieu to 2020. Speaking of saying goodbye to this year, have you seen Tim’s recent post summarizing the French blog posts of 2020? It’s a…

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French Culture – Oh what a year bis Posted by on Dec 29, 2020

This time last year I shared a post called “Oh what a year!” … after les gilet jaunes and l’incendie de Notre-Dame it seemed surely 2020 would be a better year. And like 2019, 2020 has had des hauts et des bas, but « Oh quelle année ! » once again seems like a fitting…

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French Christmas – To fill your shoes Posted by on Dec 22, 2020

Despite the current pandemic, people around the world are preparing to celebrate Noël. For many enfants in France, that preparation includes leaving une chaussure ou une paire de souliers au peid du sapin on Christmas eve. Chaussures, bottes, ou chaussettes … The custom of leaving shoes, boots, or stockings/socks beneath the Christmas tree (or by…

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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame – Notre-Dame de Paris Bonjour tout le monde!  One of my favorite passe-temps during l’hiver is me mettre à l’aise and reading a captivating book. Even better when that book is in French and I get to practice, and faire d’une pierre deux coups. I am sure the majority of you are familiar with the story…

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French Music – A song for Christmas Posted by on Dec 15, 2020

Christmas is a time for joy and the season is full decorations, songs, and festive treats to remind us of that fact. But la Noël et la Saint-Sylvestre can also be melancolie. While les souvenirs des fêtes passées can keep us warm, they can also, as in this song, remind us of missed opportunities. Le dernier…

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French Culture – A Covid Christmas Posted by on Dec 8, 2020

Life’s celebrations, the big and small alike, are especially important to the French. I’ve rarely met anyone who takes the art of celebration as seriously … especially Noël. Sadly, this year, due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, like many of us, les Franç are having to rethink les fêtes de fin d’année. Comment les Français…

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La Révolution Posted by on Dec 3, 2020

La Révolution  Salut mes amis! Hi friends! Maintenant que l’hiver approche et la pandémie se poursuit, c’est le moment idéal pour démarrer une nouvelle série télé sur Netflix. Voilà ma recommandation… La Révolution.  Now that winter is approaching and the pandemic goes on, it is the ideal moment to start up a new TV series on…

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