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When I first came to France my husband and I lived in Paris. It was a dream come true for me. My in-laws had a wonderful home in Toulouse and we would fly down...

  Visiting a neighborhood Paris marché is not to be missed, especially if you want to experience real life in Paris. Everyone is there: very early in the morning, chefs from restaurants get just what...

  Riddling Champagne Long ago Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was not happy with the cloudy appearance of the Champagne she and her husband produced. So in her own kitchen, she cut holes in her dining table to create...

Dominique Strauss Kahn: And the beat goes on and on: The New York City trial has now been postponed from August 1st until August 23rd. DSK’s lawyers are hoping the trial will be dismissed before then;...

France’s love of art and literature makes it logical for Paris to be a living monument to generations of writers whose works continue to inspire. The city is rife with museums and monuments dedicated to the memory...

Unit 6 Encore et Encore des Exercices sur la conversation entre M. Dubois et M. Moreau (More and More Drills on the conversation between M. Dubois and M. Moreau)PRESQUE LA FIN ( Almost the...

The mistake we made in Dijon was trying to follow the owl’s trail. It seemed like a good idea at first. We picked up an English-language copy of the little booklet,  “Dijon...

The great white Basilica with its ovoid  void Dome atop Montmarte (“The Balcony of Paris”) offers one of the best views Paris. Once on top you have free access to one of the...

When friends envy us for living in the south of France I sometimes feel like telling them that it is not all roses down here. (There--that should make them feel better). And a...

This beautiful city in France once housed Emperors and famous people. Today it is a UNESCO commercial center. with two flowing rivers passing through hills, cathedrals, beautiful homes and Roman relics. It’s a city...

Unit 2 - Dialogue: Dans un Petit Hôtel (cont'd)A few days later (quelques jours plus tard)Receptionist (R) - Is there something you need, sir?(Désirez-vous quelque chose, monsieur?)Mr. Lafarge - I would like to change...

My little misshapen cherry tree has not brought me any more fruit this summer, but the marchés of Toulouse have been abundant. Last weekend while visiting our Sunday market, we found the most gorgeous black...