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Les Vacances de Rêve – Experiencing Summer Holidays the French Way Posted by on Jul 31, 2011

If you’ve ever heard the stereotype about the French lifestyle being much more décontracté (laid back) and tranquille (easy going) than life in other parts of the world, the French’s summer habits will likely come as no surprise. For most Frenchmen and women, heading to the south of the country or abroad is a ritual…

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Joyeuse Fête Nationale! See Sarkozy, Fireworks, and More! Posted by on Jul 15, 2011

What do the Champs Élysées, the Armed Forces of France, and fireworks have to do with each other? On July 14th, all of those things mean it is Bastille Day, known as the Fête Nationale (National Holiday) or 14 Juillet in French. The French capital has a long history of celebrating the country’s national holiday…

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Shopaholics: Are You Ready to “Faire Les Soldes?” Posted by on Jul 11, 2011

If you are a diehard accro du shopping (shopaholic), a trip to a French shopping center could prove rather dangerous presently. “And why is that?” you may be wondering to yourself. Well, my friends, that would be because the SOLDES are on at the moment! If you’ve never heard of the soldes, it’s hard to…

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Bienvenue Adam! Posted by on May 9, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through the quaint cobblestoned streets of Paris, pausing to savor an exquisite cafe gourmand at one of the city’s many celebrated neighborhood cafes? My name is Adam, and I have the incredible opportunity to do just that…every single day! Originally hailing from small town Iowa, I’ve called Paris home…

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