Learning French in Utah USA: Better known for vast open spaces & beautiful national parks, kids are chattering away in foreign languages.
A TOUR: The historic Richelieu site of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) located in the centre of Paris has just reopened to the public after 12 years of work.
With each new country comes inexplicable or unexpected customs. They're things you might never have thought of, but are still useful to know. Ever wondered what New Year's is like in France? Or, are you hoping to look in-the-know this year?
But I think my most memorable celebration was the first year I went to live in the city of Paris. Being in the 1st arrondissement, just near the Louvre, we thought the best plan was to go to the Pont des Arts, devoid of love locks at the time, and watch the Eiffel Tower shimmer and shake at midnight.
Don't be the turkey this year! I overheard some great advice on spending Christmas in France
Learn 15 new French festive phrases for your Christmas en français!
Santa but not as you know him: introducing ‘Père Noël’ the French Santa Claus.
One day... I noticed a small square of graph paper taped to Pool Keeper’s ticket window. The handwritten lines indicated a verse of poetry followed by the words “Identifiez le poète et obtenez une entrée gratuite.” If you guessed correctly, you would receive a free pass for the day.
The French, many believe, wouldn’t accept Halloween as their own holiday, as they’re much too protective of their culture - we could be in for a drastic change...
Apollinaire (1880 –1918) was a well-known French poet, writer and art critic. He was one of the first artists to represent a new movement of visual art and literature - surrealism. The goal of this movement was to rise above the normal vision of the world and to reach its essence.