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French News Update Current Events Posted by on Apr 19, 2022

In this “between two tours” time, a lot of the news coming out of France is related to the upcoming Presidential run-off scheduled for le dimanche 24 avril. But that’s not the only thing happening! So this week, in addition to a presidential update, we’ll look at the recent holidays and get an update on the…

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Celebrations Posted by on Mar 1, 2022

Today is mardi, le 1er mars … et c’est Mardi Gras! In honor of the day, today we look at a few different types of celebrations … Mardi Gras It’s traditional to feast on this last day before Lent, and for many the day’s eating isn’t complete without a local fried dough. Around France, each…

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A French song for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 15, 2022

Ok, I’m a day late … le jour de la Saint-Valentin est passé pour cette année … but this close, love is still in the air. In honor of the official day of l’amour, let’s enjoy a new song from Clara Luciani. Love Hurts Even when it’s good, being in love is complicated. I think…

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A French New Year Posted by on Dec 31, 2021

Bonne année! Happy New Year! 2022 is almost here and I am chanceuse (lucky) to be spending it amongst friends in France. I wanted to share a poem with you so you can celebrate à la française (French style) as well: _______________________________ Bonne année Tristan Derème Voici la nouvelle année Souriante, enrubannée, Qui pour notre…

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10 … 9 … 8 … Posted by on Dec 28, 2021

Christmas has come and gone and the new year is at hand. Sadly this December 31st’s festivities in Paris will be muted again à cause de Covid. “Il y aura une interdiction des rassemblements festifs ainsi qu’une interdiction des concerts et feux d’artifice [… et] la vente et la consommation d’alcool sera aussi prohibée.” The…

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An Alternative French Christmas Song Posted by on Dec 14, 2021

It’s become a bit of a tradition at this time of year for me to share une chanson de Noël française un peu different. Just in time I discovered a fun one from the Québécoise singer Cœur de Pirate … so without further ado, I hope you enjoy this alternative French Christmas song! Parfait Noël J’ai vu…

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Shorts Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

The quartier de Gobelins in the heart of the 13th arrondissement on the left bank of the Seine river is not only the historic center of tapestry-making in the capital but the modern day home of the École de l’image where digital artists weave together sounds and images to create beautiful stories and more. École de…

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