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

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

Les Flâneries de Reims

The regal medieval city of Reims plays host to one of the largest classical festivals in northern France. The event is organized by a not-for-profit association that has at its heart the larger mission...

Le Dernier Mot: La Carte de Fidélité

While waiting in the checkout line at le supermarché, I listen to the man in front of me flirt with la caissière. "Non, je ne suis jamais fidèle!" he chuckles, and his eyes brighten like...

Speed Vocabulaire

The linguistic equivalent to "speed dating" is a great way to master the art of French conversation.

French Accents

French Accents began as an exploration of the age-old questions: What is French style and how can one achieve this seemingly effortless but impeccably chic look at home? To find the answer, I traveled...

French Word of the Week: Allure

A nuanced characteristic that embodies far more than "magnetism."

French Word of the Week: Tenir

A verb that can lift your soul to the heavens or put you down to the lowest depths of disdain.

French Word of the Week: Épanouissement

Épanouissement is the French word for "bloom," but this literal botanical sense is only one of the many uses of the word. It also comes closest to that elusive concept that the Declaration of...

French Word of the Week: L’Esprit

The "mind" and "spirit" of a fabulous French mot.

French Word of the Week: Le Foyer

From feu ("fire") to the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles...