Culture & Language

Only in Paris a brilliant guide book by Duncan JD Smith

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Only in Paris a brilliant guide book by Duncan JD Smith

If you love Paris and fascinating facts about the world’s most popular city – you’ll love this book, it’s not a guide book like all the others. It’s not like your average guide book with details you can find anywhere on line for free – this book is written by someone who has walked its […]

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The Paris Effect by K S R Burns

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The Paris Effect by K S R Burns

The Paris Effect: What a story, it will make you smile and it will make you sad, plus every emotion in-between! The main character is Amy from Arizona USA. She has had a lot to contend with, for a start she’s struggling to come to terms with the sad death of her long-time friend and […]

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Queen Marie Antoinette and her adopted children

Written by on January 6, 2017 in Culture & Language
Queen Marie Antoinette and her adopted children

“Let them eat cake” – the most famous line that Marie Antoinette never said. It was first written about someone else, before Marie Antoinette ever set foot in France. She’s often portrayed as a selfish Queen spending the country’s money on her lavish lifestyle, unconcerned about the suffering all around her. But this queen had […]

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Itinéraire en Provence : Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye by Susan Knapp

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Itinéraire en Provence : Haut-Var, Verdon, Ubaye by Susan Knapp

Beautiful things are lovely to own, and this little book is certainly a gem. The author originally trained as a fashion and textile designer in the UK. 25 years ago she decided move to the Haut-Var region of France and to work freelance. In this wonderful country of opportunity she expanded her talents as many […]

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The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through he history of France from  First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, catastrophic wars and period of stability and hope. “The definitive guide to understanding France”. With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries […]

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On trying to become a French Paysan by Garry Holding

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
On trying to become a French Paysan by Garry Holding

Review of: On Trying to become a French Paysan: Find out what living in France is really like, by Garry Holding. As an expat living in France for over ten years, I have to say this book is really excellent. Before moving here, and indeed since, I have enjoyed devouring every book I can find, […]

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Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

Written by on November 14, 2016 in French Language, Learn French, Tours in France
Best French Language Immersion Courses in France

There can be no better way to learn the French language than by living, breathing and immersing yourself in the culture and essence of France. Learning from classes, books and online works well, but for truly appreciating and understanding the nuances of real French by getting to know and chat to the locals, enjoying the […]

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Dining Out In Paris by Tom Reeves

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Dining Out In Paris by Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves is an American who has lived in Paris for some 24 years, during which time he has studied its culture, history and especially its cuisine. He’s pounded the streets, visiting museums and lots of restaurants. He’s observed and tasted his way from one end of the city to the other. Combine this with […]

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5 Easy French Expressions That Help You Sound Like A Local

Written by on November 9, 2016 in French Language, Learn French
5 Easy French Expressions That Help You Sound Like A Local

5 easy expressions that will help you sound truly French! Grammar and French lessons in books are useful, but Geraldine Lepere wants to help you go the extra mile with her 5 minute French video lessons. French Expressions in every day use In this video, she covers some sentences that the French really use in […]

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How to drink wine like the French

How to drink wine like the French

Wine, cheese and bread are the 3 symbols of French food. But the French don’t drink wine, buy bread and eat cheese like in the movies set in Paris. So, if you want to learn how to drink wine like the French do and look like a local and not a tourist when you’re in […]

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