French Language Blog

Tag Archives: Paris

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Monumental Updates Posted by on Jul 20, 2021

It’s a big week for some of the world’s most recognized monuments. After last week’s celebrations commemorating Bastille Day/le 14 juillet, there’s more big news this week concerning the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Let’s check out these monumental updates. Monumental Updates Let’s start at the top … or as close to the…

Continue Reading

Spotlight on Le Grand Paris Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

I’ve shared bits and pieces about the ongoing travaux taking place in and around Paris to get ready not just for les JO 2024 but for the future in general. This week I found a little video that – in addition to including lots of great vocabulary – puts a spotlight on Le Grand Paris…

Continue Reading

French Culture – Paris’s new Metro line Posted by on Jan 5, 2021

Paris’s new metro line adds 4 nouvelles stations between la gare Saint-Lazare and la Mairie de Saint-Ouen. Originally planned for 2017, la ville de Paris and the RATP finally made things easier for people to get around the city and suburbs with the prolongement vers le nord de la ligne 14. Paris s’élargit This next phase…

Continue Reading

French Culture – A New Day Posted by on May 12, 2020

As of Monday, France has started the slow process of opening up for business. And while travel within 100 kms of home is now permitted, foreign visitors will still need to quarantine for 14 days if they travel to France. So no trips for me anytime soon … but the news did get me thinking…

Continue Reading

La Place Dauphine – Paris Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

I’ve been to Paris so often that sometimes I think I must have seen it all (even though I know I have so much more to discover!) On my recent trip, I got to discover one of those little hidden gems that make Paris so wonderful … and I had been walking right by it…

Continue Reading

Older posts