a vintage postcard from the Paris Puces

My Life in Paris: Lost in Translation

It was summertime and the learning was easy in the tiny classroom in the village-like Paris neighbourhood of Butte-aux-Cailles. Everything felt possible – not only conversing with my grouchy neighbourhood fromager, but also winning him over with some fluent...

Say It With Flowers

Since in France your flowers send a message, you need to know what you're saying

Le Dernier Mot: France Isn’t All That Bad!

Kristin Espinasse gets to the bottom of her daughter’s change of heart about La Belle France On the last day of our two-week holiday to the US, we huddled around the breakfast table in my...

À La Plage, At the Beach: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com heads to the beach with friends to beat the summer heat, and makes plans to celebrate Bastille Day in style... Chez Françoise... FRANÇOISE: Je vais préparer une grosse salade de tomates avec...

Feel at Home “Au Café”: How To Order Coffee Like a French Native

Géraldine Lepère is the founder of Comme une Française, where she delivers French language and culture lessons to expats, visitors, and worldwide francophiles. So you’re in France and you don’t want to feel like a...

Le Tour du Web: What We’re Reading This Week

Some not-to-miss stories coming out of France this week.

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...

Book Reviews: Other Cats to Whip

No matter the level of our French expertise, we’ve doubtless all committed linguistic faux pas, the effects of which range from mild embarrassment to hilarity. The authors of this super little book decided to capitalise...

Langue Onze: Fantastic French Courses in Toulouse

Quality, professionalism, creative teaching... This language school is highly recommended.

Leaping Lizards! Fun French Words About Animals

We use lots of different words to describe groups of animals. It’s a flock of sheep but a herd of cattle. A pride of lions but a gaggle of geese. A litter of puppies...