Tag Archives: Québec

What’s new in Old Quebec Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

As I’ve shared before, I’m a big fan of la ville de Québec. Most of my experiences though have revolved around the Old City. And while I still adore (adore … it’s a cognate!) the Chateau Frontenac, le Petit Champlain, and la Place Royale, on a recent trip to the city for a family event…

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French Culture – Canadian Style Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

While my taste in all things French tends to run to the France French, if you’ve read me before you know that I have family in Québec and I go there from time to time. I also like to keep up when I can with how the culture is evolving up there. This week I…

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Francophone language and culture – Finding an amazing meal in Québec Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

Sometimes the best things in life are surprises. The best meal I ever ate, was just such a surprise. Travelling through Québec on our way to viste la tante Rose, we found a marvelous meal, a wonderful souvenir (memory), and a story we still tell. All of these wonderful memories were brought back last week when ma tante…

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Bons baisers d’Amqui!* Posted by on Nov 15, 2016

Je vous écris cette semaine de chez ma tante Rose. (I’m writing to you this week from my Aunt Rose’s) After last week, it seemed like a little escape to Canada was in order. Have no fear though, by the time you read this, I’ll actually already be back in the US. Tante Rose est…

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Quoi de neuf?* Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

It’s not always easy to keep up with the news, but a number of recent stories out of France and Canada caught my eyes and I thought I’d share some of them with you this week. Up first, some exciting news about one of the world’s great villes francophones (French-speaking cities). Québec has just been…

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A Brazilian Sings “La Nuit de mon Amour” (“The Night of My Love”) Posted by on Jul 9, 2011

Do you think that learning and mastering French from scratch is next to impossible? Well, think again mes amis ! Here’s a shinning example of une fille Brésilienne (a Brazilian girl), who -it’s hard in this case not to think of Linda de Souza and her “Valise en carton“ (“Cardboard Suitcase”)- was forced to travel a lot during her childhood, mainly because of the political situation that dominated her…

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Brave Native Canadian Rap – en Français! Posted by on Feb 13, 2011

We have seen recently that the word brave is actually a native “Gaulois“ term which made its way into today’s French. But how about “la paix des braves”? Way before the failed attempt of le General de Gaulle at quelling the Algerian Revolution, the term “Paix des Braves” (“Peace of the Braves”) was used to…

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