If you’re wondering how to open a French bank account as an American, you’ll want to read on. It’s not as difficult as you may think! Here’s my experience along with a few tips.
Even on an overcast day, Rochefort-en-Terre is spectacular. The Brittany village located in the Morbihan department was voted “Le Village…
No one wants to embarrass themselves at a multicultural Christmas dinner (or ever)…. but if you’re not careful, that’s exactly what you might do. Let me tell you my story about eating soup in France.
Does French food make you weak in the knees? Check out this interactive gourmet food map to discover your favorites and a few new dishes!
When you’re in France and need to converse face-to-face with French people, all your classroom learning gets very real. Here’s how to use context when speaking French.
I’ve always loved grocery shopping and my outings to French grocery stores delight me even 5 years in. There’s always something new to be discovered. I respect the fact that people have their own eating habits and preferences but I can’t say you’ll ever see me willingly ingest any of the meat at French grocery stores you see below.
I have the pleasure of introducing Emily Durand of Your Private Provence to you today. Until she wrote this post for my readers below, I had no idea that Provence is such a major player in France’s apple scene or that Emily and her family has acres and acres of apple orchards!
This might come as a surprise to those who know me well, but the version of Diane who now lives in France does a lot more observing than actual talking. I like to watch those around me, see how they act and speak and then do my best to adapt to the French way of life. Over the past couple of years, I’ve picked up on some French personality traits and habits of French people that I find quite endearing.
The French post office is a necessary part of life if you ever want to mail anything. Sometimes it’s fun. Usually it’s pretty pain free. I am patient. But I have my limits. Silly me, trying to save a few centimes, went online to take advantage of their discount for buying postage on their website. Long story short, I’m out 70 euros with no stamps in sight. Customer service in France is as helpful as you’d expect. I need to rant.
As 2016 comes to a close, I’d like to take you on a walk down memory lane. Maybe you missed…
Hello there, today I have a yummy guest post coming at you from Molly Wilkinson of Toffee Bits & Chocolate Chips. She’s sharing her Christmas bûche recipe tips and telling us all about this must-have holiday dessert. I’ve never made one before but this might be the year!
Hi guys, the most popular question I get from readers is about how to move to France. People write me looking for advice, reassurance and encouragement, all of which I’m happy to give.
Life isn’t easy for anyone, but if you keep a level head and can laugh at yourself, the everyday stresses seem to roll off your back that much more easily. Here are 7 things that are personally more difficult for me in France than they were in the USA.
The longer you live in France, the more you realize how certain things just make more sense. Here’s my list of things that make more sense in France.
You’re just in time for the next installment all about our canal cruise trip in Alsace. Today I’m talking destinations and be sure to scroll to the end to watch a fun video I put together of the entire trip!
Moving to suburban France introduced me to things I’d never seen with my own eyes. Some strange, some just different and some completely and mind-blowingly awesome. Cheers to new experiences! Here are 11 things I’d never done until I moved to France.
What are locks, how do they work, and what are some tips for operating one? Read on and be sure to scroll to the end for a video I made all about going through canal locks!
Seeing a new-to-us region of France from a different vantage point sounded exciting, so Tom, Dagny and my in-laws set off for our Nicols canal boating experience in Alsace.
In the coming weeks, I plan on giving you all the details of our canal boating experience along with a few videos, but today’s post is a little intro to canal cruising in France.
We took our very first hot air balloon ride above the town of Chinon and I’d recommend it to anyone. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a fun video I made of our ride. Let me tell you all about our hot air balloon experience in the Loire Valley!