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Get cozy Posted by on Feb 1, 2022

February may be the shortest month (thank goodness!) and meteorological spring might be just 28 days away, but with its cieux gris, neige, and froid, it can feel like the longest! For me, there is no better month to get cozy than février! Ça caille toujours … The weather hasn’t gotten any warmer since DjeuhDhoah…

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So cold it’s hot Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

January is doing what January does. Days may be getting longer, but the holidays are behind us, le ciel est gris, et il fait froid. For those of you, like me, who are tired of the cold and grey, here’s a fun little virtual escape in the form of a song from. Ça caille ……

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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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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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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Posted by on Sep 21, 2021

A dream almost 60 years in the making is finally a reality. Last Thursday – on the eve of the Journées Européennes du Patrimoines – President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated l’Arc de Triomphe empaqueté de Christo. Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Thursday’s ceremony celebrated a project that Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude first imagined in 1962, “une…

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Vacation Time Tunes Posted by on Aug 3, 2021

I’m taking a little vacation this week. The timing is right, since in France, August is traditionally the start of the période des grandes vacances. But it’s still a strange time to be travelling, so I’m staying close to home. But whether travelling near or far, nothing makes me feel more “in the mood for…

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