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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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Hugs & Kisses from France Posted by on Nov 2, 2021

I went down a little bit of a rabbit hole this week after I realized that the French word embrasser – which I’ve always known to mean kiss – literally means to take in one’s arms (see the word bras/arm right there in the word!). And when you dig in a bit, there’s a lot more to hugs &…

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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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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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France is … Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

France, and especially Paris, holds a very special place in my heart. Most people just accept it when I gush about some new discovery from across the sea. But others are always asking me why I love France so much. “What’s so great?” They say. Well while it’s hard to narrow down, for me, France…

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Its just too nice to work Posted by on Jun 8, 2021

After a few too many weekends pluvieux, I was thrilled to wake up this Saturday to un beau ciel tout bleu et un grand soleil. On a day like that its hard to get anything done because its just too nice to work! Il fait trop beau pour travailler The weather got me thinking about…

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