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A most incredible art event for 2019 | Lille3000 is weird, whacky and wonderful

Written by on January 11, 2019 in Art and Artists, Nord-Pas de Calais
A most incredible art event for 2019 | Lille3000 is weird, whacky and wonderful

In 2015 I went to the Lille for the opening parade of Lille3000. I had no idea what to expect. I’d heard from friends that it was a quirky and incredible art “event” but nothing prepared me for the reality. Held every few years, Lille3000 is a huge event with what seems like a strange […]

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Who was Jean Jaurès | History of France

Written by on December 18, 2018 in French Icons
Who was Jean Jaurès | History of France

Wherever you go in France you’re sure to come across a Place Jean Jaurès, a rue Jean Jaurès, Avenue Jean Jaurès, schools and even metro stations of that name in Paris and Lyon. Every French school child will learn about Jean Jaurès. He is one of the most well-known figures of French history, though he […]

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A Soap story from Marseille | Savon de Marseille

Written by on December 18, 2018 in French Icons, French Style
A Soap story from Marseille | Savon de Marseille

Genuine Marseille soap is made by artisans with the provenance, passion and long-standing tradition in their blood to lay claim to makers of genuine Marseilles soap. A bar that contains 72% olive oil – and once tried, you will always be loyal to its soapy concoction. History of Marseille Soap In 1688 Louis IV passed […]

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Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

Written by on December 17, 2018 in Learn French, Provence-Alpes
Fantastic French Immersion Courses in Provence

What could be more special and memorable than learning French on a truly exceptional authentic residential immersion course where you stay with a French teacher in her home in lovely Provence. Cassis, Sanary-Sur-Mer, Bandol, Les Calanques, La Ciotat – the names trip of your tongue to conjure up images of the most beautiful of Provence’s […]

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Take Cues From French Interior Design Trends For A Stunning French Home

Written by on December 17, 2018 in French Style
Take Cues From French Interior Design Trends For A Stunning French Home

Typing the hashtag #interiordesign into Instagram will yield over 14 million results, with vintage and post-modernism coming in as the top two styles for people all over the world. While not necessarily a part of either category, French style combines a little bit of everything that makes interior design so beautiful and intriguing. Whether you’ve just […]

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Mastering the dreaded French R sound

Written by on December 15, 2018 in Courses
Mastering the dreaded French R sound

The French R is the most notorious of sounds in French pronunciation. There are multitudes of tutorials on the French R and yet it still eludes many non-native speakers. Well, today I’m going to demystify the French R and show you a simple trick that will get you on your way to mastering this infamous […]

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Le Mot Juste: How to Impress Tout le Monde with Your French

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Le Mot Juste: How to Impress Tout le Monde with Your French

Le Mot Juste: How to Impress Tout le Monde with Your French A tiny but fabulous book of words – French words. The sort of words that roll of the tongue and sound delicious, romantic and so… well French! Imogen Fortes has pulled together a list of fabulous French words that are used in every […]

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French Immersion course in Provence

Written by on October 22, 2018 in Courses, French Language, Learn French
French Immersion course in Provence

If you really want to improve your French, then a total immersion course in France is the very best way to do it. It’s also a lot of fun when you join Goût et Voyage, the taste and travel company, on their fabulous week long cultural and gastronomic full French immersion course in the heart […]

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A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct Aveyron France

Written by on October 21, 2018 in French Icons, Midi-Pyrénées
A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct  Aveyron France

The river and gorges of the Tarn are well known and undoubtedly it’s worth losing yourself for a while here in what is the deepest canyon in France. But this really is a place where the vastness of nature meets the enormity of human creation. And, if the Pont du Gard transports you back to […]

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Why do an Immersion course in France?

Written by on October 1, 2018 in Learn French, Tours in France
Why do an Immersion course in France?

Do you speak a little French but want to learn how to speak with a real French accent and increase your knowledge of both the language and France whilst having a brilliant time? Or perhaps you’re a beginner and you would love to start your journey of learning French in a fun and authentic atmosphere. […]

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