Little dictation, from Le Petit Prince

Here is a small dictation in French to test your oral comprehension and your written expression. This is an excerpt from the book Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Note Translated into over 350 languages, Le Petit Prince is…

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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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Mediterranean food for a French picnic

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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Authentic homestay in Montpellier

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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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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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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