What is "la Toussaint" and what is Halloween to the French?
French culture · 29. octobre 2021
On November 1st, the French will be marking "la Toussaint" or All Saints' Day, widely known as a day for remembering the dead...

Beware of French "faux amis"!
French language · 16. octobre 2021
Watch out for wolves in sheep's clothing! When it comes to French vocabulary, things are not always as they seem and a familiar-looking word can often mean something quite different in French...

It's the wine talking!
French language · 06. septembre 2021
With the September wine fairs about to start up all over France, we dust off our wine vocabulary...

C'est la Rentrée!
French culture · 02. septembre 2021
More than just "back to school", la Rentrée is a major event in the French calendar that affects the whole of French society, not just school children and students.

How green are the French?
French culture · 17. août 2021
At a time when we are all questioning our green credentials, we take a look at some of the measures the French are taking to fight the climate crisis...

How to talk about extreme weather in French
French language · 28. juillet 2021
With frequent reports of extreme weather events and natural disasters from around the world, we look at how to talk about them in French...

What is Bastille Day really about?
French culture · 14. juillet 2021
Simply known in France as "le 14 juillet" or "la fête nationale", this is arguably the most important holiday in "la République's" calendar...

Know your onions...
French culture · 01. juillet 2021
One of the best known stereotypes we have of the Frenchman is the Onion Johnny. But where does it come from?

C'est la fête de la musique !
French culture · 17. juin 2021
Every 21 June, music takes to the streets all over France! We take a look at why...

Let's talk about money... in French
French language · 01. juin 2021
Rummage for the right change and not the right words!

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