mardi 21 juillet 2015

Carambar

franceinfo.fr
Carambar is a popular sweet in France which has been around for years, as far back as 1954. It's about 6 cm long and comes in differents flavours.

mercredi 10 juin 2015

French prime minister under fire for taking business aircraft to be at the Champions League final

la vie quercynoise
The French prime minister Manuel Valls came under fire on Tuesday for taking a government Falcon jet to watch the UEFA Champions League footbll finals over the weekend in Berlin, accompanied by his two sons.

dimanche 31 mai 2015

Paris Love Locks is going down !

Paris will be removing today love padlocks on the "Pont des Arts", the bridge which crosses over the River Seine in Paris. It is said that the bridge's fences will have be removed because of the weight of the padlocks put by tourist to ensure everlasting love.

jeudi 28 mai 2015

Different types of restaurants in France

dubaifurniture
By now you know that food businees is big business in France. The French don't joke with their meal time, although their petit dejeuner is light, their déjeuner and dîner is always complete with a three-course meal.

They eat déjeuner at 12pm and dîner is starts between 6 & 8pm and can last a couple of hours. The French eat out a lot and so have lots of restaurants. The different types of restaurants in France are :

lundi 25 mai 2015

Marina Kaye, English-singing French Star

chartsinfrance.net
Marina Kaye is French, from Marseille. Her real name is Marina Dalmas. She chose to sing in English because she believes that she cannot go international by singing in French.

What to say in French when someone sneezes !

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What do the French say when someone sneezes ?

In France, people respond to sneezing by saying often "à tes souhaits" to people they use "tu" with and "à vos souhaits" to people they use "vous" with. And the person who sneezed replies "merci".

lundi 18 mai 2015

C'est quoi covoiturage ?

routard.com
Le Covoiturage in English means car sharing. In America it's known as carpooling or ride-sharing.

In France, covoiturage is very common, it is when more than one person travels in a car during a short or long journy. The French authorities actually encourage this practice because it is economic and ecologic. 

Les mots du verlan

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Parlez-vous verlan?

What is verlan? Verlan is an argot in French. it is known as the French vernacular.

Words in verlan are formed by switching the order in which syllables from the original word are pronounced. Today, several words in verlan are used as slangs by young people in France.

dimanche 17 mai 2015

Rosé Miraval by Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

The Rosé Miraval was named best Rosé in the world in 2013 after being ranked number 84 on the annual Top 100 Wines of the Year 2012 by Wine Spectator.

lundi 11 mai 2015

French Christian Songs 2

Find below a new selection of my favourite French christian songs. If you know any that isn't in the last post or in this, please leave the title in the comment section;

samedi 2 mai 2015

Stromae's first African tour dates

Belgian singer of Rwandan origin has annouced dates for his Tournée Africaine in eight capitals on the continent. There will be four concerts in May and five in June. The concert will start begin in Dakar (Senegal) and end in Kigali (Rwanda), the homeland of Stromae’s father.

vendredi 17 avril 2015

How to apply for French Student Visa !

1. Once you get the admission, and at least one month before the intended starting date of your course, you must prepare a file for the student visa.

100% of women have been harassed in French public transport

According to a French government study, 100 percent of women have experienced sexual harassment or worse on public transport.

France mourns after the rape and murder of a 9-year-old schoolgirl

Chloé ©Daily Mail
A nine-year-old French girl named Chloé was abducted while playing with a friend near her home in the French town of Calais.

jeudi 16 avril 2015

A Fashion Tour in Paris at La Fabrique Summer School

Are into fashion, la mode as the French call it? Then this summer school Fashion Tourin the City of Lights is for you.

mercredi 15 avril 2015

An Édith Piaf exhibition in Paris till August 23

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Are you visiting Paris anytime between now and August 23?

Known as "The Little Sparrow", Édith Piaf would have turned 100 this year, and to honour the French diva, the BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) brings more than 400 different objects from Piaf’s life together under one roof at France’s national library.

mardi 7 avril 2015

Ugo Mozie : Paris is a place where you can come and get so much inspiration

Le 21éme 
Listen to Ugo Mozie talk about himself, Paris, fashion and his Nigerian heritage.

Ugo Mozie is 23 year old fashion designer, stylist and creative director who started his career some 6 years ago in New York city.

vendredi 3 avril 2015

C’est quoi, un point Godwin ?

Men's Rights Sydney
The expression le "point Godwin" appeared in the US in 1990, it is also known as a loi de Godwin, in English, it is called the "Godwin's Law."

jeudi 2 avril 2015

Carmen - Stromae Critiques Social Media Addicts

Un artwork du clip «Carmen» réalisé par Sylvain Chomet. - INSTAGRAM/STROMAE
It's official, Stromae is a genius and a legend !

Belgian artist has released the video for his single Carmen, which is from his second studio album "Racine carrée" released in 2013.