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Arts + Culture |

Interview: Heather Hartley

I take my cue from Dr. Seuss who was a poet, philosopher and humorist rolled up into one wonderful writer: “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”


Vie Française |

The Best Way To Study French For Listening and Understanding

If understanding French people speaking full speed is your goal, then by no means is listening to the French radio or watching movies in French the right path to get there. It’s as if you gave a first grader Shakespeare to read. It’s only going to lead to failure, loss of confidence and frustration.


Escapades |

Interview: Gary Lee Kraut

Interview with travel writer, web-master and tour guide Gary Lee Kraut. Including: What is your connection to France? “We’ve been together a long time but have always had an open relationship.”


Escapades |

Interview: Heather Stimmler-Hall

Naughty Paris has everything you’d find in a regular travel guide for women – hotels, shopping, spas, restaurants, culture – but there’s also a bit of information about the adults-only scene in Paris, from fetish parties to erotic art tours.


Vie Française |

Interview: Mary Kay Bosshart

It’s about whatever is happening in Paris or whatever I’m doing on any given day. One post may be about sampling hot chocolate at Jean-Paul Hevin and another may be about Pere Lachaise cemetery. I guess that it’s just a potpourri of topics that I find interesting.


Escapades |

Le Musée Grévin

We visited most of the approximately 300 models. Some of them looked uncannily real, others looked more like a toddler had made them out of play dough. My favourites included Ray Charles (who was belting out a tune at a piano), Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, (a young, thin) Gérard Depardieu and Napoléon


Gastronomie |

Interview: Ann Mah

I’ve been lucky enough to live in Paris for four years because of my husband’s work (he’s a diplomat and we move often). My time in France isn’t permanent, but it will always be one of my spiritual homes. I love the sense of continuity here, the connection to land, terroir, food and history.


Mode + Beauté Interviews |

Profile Mode: Kenza Sadoun-El Glaoui

La France est une source d’inspiration malgré moi. J’y suis née, y ai grandi et y vit. Notre vocabulaire, notre cuisine, notre histoire, nos grands Hommes… Toutes ces choses que l’on m’a inculquées et dont je m’imprègne sans cesse, sans même m’en rendre compte ont forcément un impact sur moi.


Vie Française |

Review: French Today Products

Here we review ‘A Moi Paris’ and ‘Secrets of pronunciation’. These materials are from FrenchToday.com, a website that useful to French learners of any level.


Arts + Culture |

Paris street art

In the side streets of Paris, around the corner from La Tour Eiffel, behind La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, down the road from l’Arc de Triomphe is some great street art. Here’s some I found the last time I was there.