Things seemingly don’t make any sense to my confused American brain. Including the location of potato chips in the grocery store. But to the French? All of this makes perfect sense.
I’ve been in France for 4.5 years now and there are definitely a few reasons why I do NOT miss living in the USA.
The small town of Clisson in the Loire-Atlantique is one that comes to mind for me, and Tom, Dagny and I booked a hotel last Saturday night as home base while we explored the town.
Today I have a special post for you! A link up, to be more specific. Phoebe of Lou Messugo has given me the reins for the August All About France link up and I’m hosting for her while she’s on vacation.
Even if you consider yourself fluent in French or pretty close to it, certain situations will still send shivers down your spine (or maybe it’s just me). Situations like what, you ask? Here’s when the French language makes you want to run and hide.
Normandy, oh Normandy. How nice it was to see you again! The last time I was in Normandy was about…
Thinking of moving abroad? You may want to read on for things to know before you move to France.
A place I visit weekly called Noz is a store that’s all about the deals on everything from food to housewares to wine and more.
Tom’s not working today so we took advantage of a local farmers’ market not far from where we live. Places like this make me happy.
Last month, Tom and I cruised from Paris to Honfleur aboard the CroisiEurope ship the Seine Princess. First stop? Paris and Versailles.
Learning another language to the point of being self-sufficient in a country where that language is spoken can be one of the most rewarding — yet frustrating — challenges of life abroad. Here are some frustrations of living in another language.
Next time you’re having a conversation with someone in French and one of these words below comes up, use the shortened form. Here are French words you can shorten.
Now, after being the newbie myself as a foreigner in France, I’ve majorly changed how I act toward other newcomers I encounter in daily life. And going to a Pure Barre class in Florida last month made that clear to me.
French words can sometimes sound the same but be sure to know the difference with Provence vs. province. They’re very different!
Tom’s back and since it’s the Euro 2016, he’s talking about sports fans in the USA and France.
When you think of Americans and the French, who seems more relaxed overall? For me, it’s a tossup and here are 7 things the French are more relaxed about than Americans.
As a foreigner learning French, I’ve picked a few of these little things along the way and am sharing these tips to make your French sound more natural.
If you just can’t bear recycling your French glass yogurt jars and want to flex your DIY muscles, then this is the post for you.
When learning a new language, it can be difficult to find language partners with whom to practice — especially if you don’t live in a country where that language is spoken. So if you need a language speaking partner in English/French, read on.
If you spend any time near France’s Loire River, you’ll notice a variety of animal life and vessels including small…