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The pitfalls of driving in France

Listen to Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Hear the beeping horns? Feel the frenetic tempo? A perfect anthem for drivers in the City of Light. …

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France is running out of mustard…

There’s a crisis in France.  It’s running out of mustard.  Says so in the Washington Post.  Empty shelves, rationing, black market intrigue — they’re all part of the …

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A whirlwind tour de France!

Carrie Meyer from New Jersey, USA and her family wanted to see as much as France as possible on their 10-day holiday. Here’s how the …

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The circuit of the Grand Prix de Monaco

The Grand Prix de Monaco is perhaps the most glamorous and famous automobile race in the world. It is one of three comprising the Triple …

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The French love of bread

One of Victor Hugo’s famous citations is “le théâtre doit faire de la pensée, le pain de la foule” – theatre must be to the …

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A cultural night at the Opera, Paris

Want to measure your cultural coefficient?  Take this simple opera quiz. (Answers below). 1 In “Night at the Opera,” what does Groucho say when the …

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What to see on a day trip from Nice to Monaco

The Principauté de Monaco (the Principality of Monaco) is a world, literally, unto itself: An independent microstate, with, among other things, its own license plate …

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Fun at the French flea markets

We bought a sadly furnished home east of Bordeaux three years ago. Then Covid hit. So, we stayed away. Now we’re back. And this is …

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Red tape – blue shutters | c’est la vie in France

Every country has red tape. That’s the price of modern living. In the U.S., it’s the Department of Motor Vehicles, in the U.K., it’s the …

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Learning French in France is fun and efficient!

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn French. After three years of listening to and working with training books and CDs, I …

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