Candlemas, French Pancake Day

French Pancake Day, the whole history Where does Candlemas come from ? On  February 2,  we celebrate Candlemas and traditionally eat crepes. The date of February 2nd corresponds to 40 days after Christmas, the date of Christ's presentation to the…

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Happy new year !

Each country has its own tradition to celebrate the good year. In France, it is customary to take twelve good resolutions at the 12 strokes of midnight. So what are your good resolutions for this new year? What will be…

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The french way of life – 3

Le coucher de soleil sur la mer était magnifique : on bénéficiait de soir là d'une  vue si dégagée que l'on pouvait apercevoir le pic du Canigou,  le haut sommet oriental de la chaîne des Pyrénées qui borde la France…

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The french way of life – 2

Aïe[7] ! Déjà 19h20 quand elle raccrocha. pas étonnant qu'elles ne s'appelassent[8] pas souvent :elles étaient aussi pipelettes[9] l'une que l'autre et leur temps libre n'était pas extensible. Lise passa un coup de brosse sur ses cheveux tout en envoyant…

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The french way of life – 1

This story is inspired from  my immersive homestays at Montpellier but is, by no means, real. Punctuated with anecdotes, the story tells the stays of Francophile clients in Montpellier. This novel is aimed at all French-speaking readers: the French will discover other ways of life and foreigners will be able to learn vocabulary and refine their knowledge of our culture.

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Champagne For July 14 or July 15 ?

As you certainly know, 14 July is France's national holiday. Instituted by the law of July 6, 1880 which establishes an annual national holiday, it is not then specified, if it commemorates the Feast of the Federation of 1790, symbol…

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In Montpellier, a resuscitation team has heart !

No wonder. A rescutitation team from Montpellier has heart ! Pas de doute. L' équipe de réanimation de l'hôpital Lapeyronie de Montpellier a du cœur ! Comme  leur patient, ils ont su garder leur sang-froid. Explications de cette prouesse médicale…

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Do you have your travel guide ?

The Michelin Guide is a reference in France. To visit each region of France or important city, you can buy, among other guides, the famous green book. Each site is rated with a number of stars of 1, 2 or…

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French film festivals

French cinema in the spotlight There are several French film festivals around the world. The most prestigious is the French film festival created in 1990 by the Alliance Française and organized in New Zealand. It is deployed in several Australian…

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Jacques COEUR, historical figure of Montpellier

  An historical person, Jacques Cœur opens his heart (cœur in French ! ) Jacques Coeur (about 1400-1456)... Montpellier remembers this businessman from the beginning of the Renaissance with a Romanesque life: he was the first French merchant to negotiate…

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