France Through Its Words: 10 of the Best Literary Settings

In France, you are never too far from the setting of a novel. Dominic Bliss picks out 10 locations forever associated with some of the greatest stories ever told. ROUEN Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Flaubert’s scathing...

Learn French at the Sorbonne Summer University 2018

Welcome to the Sorbonne! Our summer programme is intended for students and anyone wanting to come and experience French culture and education in one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. It is a chance...

Le Dernier Mot: Autumn’s Delights, A Ramble

"It looks like we will have tomatoes up into November!” I tell my husband, who has just pedalled back from the beach. I am excited by the findings in our garden, and motivated to do better each year....

Au Marché, At the Market: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com pops down to the farmer’s market with her mother for a spot of shopping... FRANÇOISE: Bonjour Monsieur. LE MARCHAND: Bonjour Mademoiselle, je peux vous aider? FRANÇOISE: Oui. Je voudrais acheter des fruits de...

Le Dernier Mot: A New Life in La Ciotat

After 10 years of living in the country, we may soon be moving to the city! Sometime last year my husband said adieu to the strenuous, uncertain life of the vigneron. Yet, while he...

Le Dernier Mot: Aching Bones and Sagging French

When my husband’s pal, Nicolas, invited us to une crémaillère to celebrate his move back to Marseille, I expected to see friends I’ve known for decades. But I never imagined that I’d have difficulty understanding them! What happened to...

Inflexyon in Lyon: More than a Language School

Inflexyon offers an innovative and dynamic teaching program that is adapted to each student. Small-sized classes, (around 15-18 students for the “general French course” and 12-15 for the skill development workshops), diversified approaches to the French...

Le Dernier Mot: The Sky is Falling!

Yesterday I darted back and forth like a chicken beneath a falling sky. A violent wind caused my hair to fly up, twirling around me as I retrieved scattered laundry near the base of my clothesline. I snatched...

IDIOM: Immersive French Lessons for Adults in Nice

Learn French with a group of other adults in the spectacular setting of the French Riviera. IDIOM is a training institute with over 20 years of experience in teaching French to foreign adults. They...
The River Nive weaves its way through Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in Pays Basque

Great Travel Destinations: French Basque Country

Europe’s best surfing, the chic coastal town of Biarritz, the proud Basque culture and language, the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, even a ski resort… the French Pays Basque is one of France’s most varied and distinct...