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Journée internationale des femmes Posted by on Mar 12, 2021

Journée internationale des femmes – International Women’s Day March 8th was Journée internationale des femmes which is widely celebrated in France. Men will gift the women in their life bright yellow mimosas to show their appreciation! In celebration, I wanted to share a poem by the 19th century French poet Anaïs Ségalas. In 1847, Ségalas published…

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French Building Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 9, 2021

Last week’s post got me thinking about French building vocabulary. The buildings people live in, the lives they live there. This week let’s look at the language of building. French Building Vocabulary Les immeubles le bâtiment the building, also construction la tour the tower  le gratte-ciel the skyscraper le bureau the office, also the desk…

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Ever-changing Paris Posted by on Mar 2, 2021

Paris, like most big cities, is ever changing. And with the JO de 2024 on the horizon, ever-changing Paris is getting ready to change again! A remarkably unified city… For all of its history of change, Paris is really a truly remarkably harmonious and unified city. Much of that can be attributed to the work…

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Le béret français Posted by on Feb 26, 2021

Bonjour mes amis, When you envision the look of a French man stéréotypé, what is it that you imagine? Probably une marinière (striped shirt), une cigarette, une moustache, et…. un béret. First, I have to admit where this blog inspiration came from. J’ai acheté un béret de Laulhere cette semaine ! I bought a béret…

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Goals for sustainable development Posted by on Feb 23, 2021

There are an estimated 7.8 billion people in the world today, almost double what it was just 50 years ago. Ensuring that the world is ready for even more growth requires goals for sustainable development. 17 objectifs pour sauver le monde In order to help focus the global response to population growth, climate change, and…

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Mardi Gras Posted by on Feb 16, 2021

Today is Fat Tuesday … or as it is more commonly know Mardi gras! Mardi gras in French, of course, literally means ‘fat Tuesday’. While this year’s Mardi gras won’t be the same due to Covid, it’s still a day for celebration. Mardi Gras Mardi Gras marks the beginning of the Easter season for Catholics…

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La Saint Valentin Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Salut tout le monde! Le 14 février, c’est La Saint Valentin en France : la fête de l’amour et des amoureux. February 14th is St. Valentine’s day in France: the holiday of love and lovers. There are many stories and traditions linked to Valentine’s day, from both Ancient Rome to more recent modern Christianity. The most…

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