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Reportage + Société |

L’aïkido: un art martial pratiqué en France

L’aïkido est un art martial japonais développé dans les années 1950 pour Maître Ueshiba. Basé sur un principe de paix et d’harmonie, l’aïkido ne se pratique pas contre un adversaire mais avec un partenaire. L’absence de compétition a permis à cette discipline de rester un art martial et de conserver son esprit de non violence.


Mode + Beauté |

Interview: Mélanie Aussandon

Mon magasin est un appartement-boutique chaleureux situé au 1 er étage de la boutique / atelier de mes parents , mes clients sont ou deviennent souvent des amis car mon magasin n’est pas uniquement un lieu de commerce , c’est aussi un endroit d’échange et de partage.



Vie Française |

Advice for struggling French language students – 1

Episode 1: Camille’s evaluation of group classes and private tutors. Many people learned some French in High school, college, or even through an adult education class. But how can you continue to learn French once the structured grammar classes have been completed? How can you learn conversational French? How can you become fluent?


Arts + Culture |

Architects of the State: Rise and Fall of the Beaux Arts – 1

1814 – 1872: Solid Foundations. The 19th century was a watershed for French Architecture. The catacombs were fully excavated. The controversial architect Viollet le Duc restored Notre Dame Cathedral. And Napoleon III commissioned Baron Hausmann to tear apart the city’s narrow alleyways and pave grand boulevards.


Arts + Culture |

Interview: Nicolas Grenier

La poésie, c’est jouer avec le langage, les mots et les sons. C’est un hobby, comme faire un footing au bois de Boulogne, ou se rendre à la messe le dimanche matin avec les grands-parents.


Arts + Culture |

Interview: Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen

I hardly knew anything about France before moving here, other than the obvious things—they eat snails and other interesting foods, the Eiffel Tower is here, it’s gorgeous, it’s fashionable, etc. I didn’t expect that the French would be so different in terms of personality, outlook, bureaucracy, temperament, well, everything.


Escapades |

Interview: Juliette Sobanet – 2

Parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement is a gorgeous park with rolling hills, a sparkly lake, a tree-lined walking path… and lots of men jogging in obscenely small shorts!


Escapades |

Interview: Juliette Sobanet – 1

Sleeping with Paris is a story about mending broken hearts, making a few bad decisions along the way and ultimately following your dreams, with or without a man by your side.


Gastronomie |

Interview: Daniëlle Todd

The story behind Paris Pastry is that I had began baking a lot during one lazy summer. Browsing online for recipes I stumbled upon various baking-blogs… I was immediately inspired to write down and photograph the things that I had baked. After a while I made the decision to start a blog so my friends, family and maybe a few baking-enthusiasts could see what I had been making.