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Stromae est de retour Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

⚠ Warning: The song shared below talks about struggles with mental illness and suicide ideation and may be upsetting to some.  Stromae vient de dévoiler son nouveau single “L’enfer” – Stromae has just unveiled his new single “Hell”. Il est de retour – he is back! It’s a somber song, and perhaps a sentiment a…

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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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Coming Home Posted by on Nov 9, 2021

As I write this (lundi 8 novembre), French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is on his way home from the International Space Station. As he journeys from space to the earth, let’s look at his journey. From space to the earth Back in April the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and three other astronauts left Cape Canaveral in…

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At the French zoo Posted by on Oct 12, 2021

Not everyone is down with zoos these days. But for some people, a well-run local parc zoologiqueis the closest that they will ever come to seeing and learning about different animaux. Since 1934, Parisians have been able to experience a variety of animaux sauvages by visiting the Parc Zoologique de Vincennes (commonly known as the zoo de…

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Fallen for France Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

Once again, the calendar has turned towards l’automne. Days are getting cooler (and shorter!) and soon les feuilles vont commencer à tomber des arbres. Before we leave l’été completely behind though, let’s revisit one more great summer song. Fallen for France I’ve said it before, Étienne Daho’s Tombé pour la France is “the first French…

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I wanna have a French mustache Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

One of the reasons I’ve always loved the Eurovision Song Contest is because of just how odd it can be. This year’s competition may already be dans le rétroviseur but I just had to share this little gem from 2014 by the rock-pop-hip-hop French trio Twin Twin. Moustache Earning only 2 points, the song finished a disappointing…

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Josephine Baker Posted by on Aug 24, 2021

Connaissez-vous Josephine Baker? Born in 1906 into a poor family in Mississippi, she would grow up to conquer France … and to help conquer the Nazis. And now this woman of many firsts, is about to conquer one more first. Osez Joséphine Thanks to the writer Laurent Kupferman and his Osez Joséphine petition, Josephine Baker…

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