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I have some French friends whom I refer to as the linguist police.  They never miss an opportunity to correct my pronunciation of their...

Picture it: you’re sitting in your living room, MacBook on your lap, and a glass of sauvignon blanc on the coffee table in front...

Amour.  Those who daydream about France envision lovers strolling along the Seine holding hands, or perhaps stealing a kiss over an espresso at a...

Going to Paris? Don’t speak French? No Problem. No. Really! Relax. Most of the preparation is about attitude adjustment. Attitude is very French and is the same word in...

In a burst of positive “can-do” thinking, I registered for a two-week French immersion language course in Sancerre, a delightful wine town two hours...

In France, as in many other countries, some organ meats "les abats" are considered a delicacy. If some offal are reserved for cats (like...

Waiter at les Deux Magots, Paris 6th. Photo by crayolasue. French Lesson: Au restaurant—Part 1 Arriving at a Restaurant & Addressing Your Server Here are some...

Antique postcard with images of Saint Nicolas de Myre, patron saint of Lorraine, France. This is the second of two lessons. Please read Part 1...

La crêperie des Canettes, Paris 6th. Photo by patrianova. It’s easy to get blasé about crêpes in Paris. If you’re anything like me, after a brief but...

Upon arriving in France, I lamented my handicap of learning French as an adult. Previous experiences color everything; adults make too many assumptions. Children,...

Reasons why I love Paris: the accent. Ponder that a moment. Why are we all enthralled with that sexy French accent that native-French-speakers have...

I was ambling down the aisle of the local Casino (a small supermarche not a gambling establishment), surveying the shelves of confiture....