By Karen Henrich
Cimetière Père-Lachaise, one of the world's most famous cemeteries, attracts many Paris visitors, including some surprised to learn the historic cemetery opened in the 18th century still holds several burials weekly. Traveler Karen Henrich here writes about her experience attending a funeral in the middle of one of the top tourist destinations in Paris.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 October 2011 )
By Stephanie Dayle
Which Francophile among us hasn't had daydreams of moving to France and taking any job available simply to live in France? Perhaps you've been tempted by classified ads for English-speaking nannies wanted in France? Stephanie Dayle just completed a stint working abroad as a French au pair and she's got practical tips for finding an au pair job in France.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 January 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
Living far away from your family often means coping with guilt for leaving them behind. After entertaining her visiting family in Paris, Karen Fawcett reflects on the universal expat's dilemma. How do those of you who live away from family handle it? We hope you'll post your comments below.Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 August 2011 )
By Erica Hewins
Ah, Paris, City of Light, Love and bridges bearing inscribed "love locks." Erica Hewins explains you have an important decision to make before affixing your lock... or locks. So tell us: how do you celebrate your love in the City of Light, with one lock or two?Last Updated ( Friday, 20 January 2012 )
By Breda Burke-Richards
Breda Burke-Richards couldn't have planned for all that went wrong when she moved to France: a deadly heatwave, inept movers and sellers who wouldn't vacate the house she purchased. With lessons learned, she's written a guide with links to help you plan your international move. She says yes, move to France but not in August!Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 December 2011 )
By Thomas Samph
Ever wonder what it's like to work on the other side of a boulangerie counter? Thomas Wentworth Samph knows; he spends his weekends baking croissants, pain au chocolat and petite brioche au chocolat et au sucre. Here's his review of a day spent tempted by sugary icebergs and caramel icicles at Gontran Cherrier Artisan Boulanger in Montmartre.Last Updated ( Monday, 23 January 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
If sex is on your mind and you’re feeling experimental, France is undoubtedly the place to go. There are more than 400 clubs échangistes and don’t assume that a door marked Club Privé in one of Paris’ tonier neighborhoods is reserved for members who want to discuss philosophy. Natives and tourists mix without a language barrier.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 April 2012 )
By Karen Fawcett
What the French don't know about marketing could fill a million books. You have to wonder whether or not they were born without a service gene in their DNA or the concept is so new, they're going to hit their stride sooner than later. In the meantime ...Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 July 2011 )
By Autumn Kuei
Unless you have a natural flair for languages, learning French as a grande personne can be overwhelming. Alas, learning to read Le Petit Prince in French is less useful than the ability to read a French menu. Autumn Kuei shares practical tips and memorization rules for learning this beautiful but complicated language.Last Updated ( Monday, 28 November 2011 )
By Barbara Redmond
In Paris, I sketch and paint with a theme in mind that I’ve studied for months in advance. My first theme was the opera Carmen, by the French composer Georges Bizet. Exhausted from visiting museums, I discovered a young, precocious ”Carmen” embodied by a sixteen-year-old girl who was not enjoying tea with her parents and brother at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée.Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 May 2011 )
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