This is me reflecting on 5 years in France. Truth be told, this post has been in my drafts folder for months. I kept starting it and then deleting what i’d written not sure what I should say or how I should say it.
If you ask me what my favorite store in France is, Picard would quickly come to mind. The frozen food giant is like nothing I’d ever experienced in the USA, and I make weekly visits (or as often as my little freezer will allow). Why is Picard in France so special and what do they sell?
Starbucks are pretty similar when it comes to branding no matter where you are, but there are some marked differences between Starbucks in France versus the USA.
Sometimes Mother Nature likes to tease us with glimpses of an early spring. This weekend was gorgeous, in the 50s out and sunny. We headed west to a Loire-Atlantique beach.
Here are 7 weird French pharmacy products that I’ve come across. But hey, they’re all in the name of beauty and health.
My post on things you can do in France that you can’t in the USA was a hit, so here’s the reverse: Things you can do in the USA that you can’t in France.
From silly mistakes and misunderstandings to general “good to know” posts for those of you coming to France, I delight in writing about French cultural differences. As I near my 5th year of blogging at Oui In France, I’m rounding up a big list of my favorite posts on French culture. Some are old and have gotten buried in the archives and some are more recent.
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 of France to discover your favorites and a few new dishes!
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.
Tom, Dagny, my in-laws and I just got back from a long weekend in Brittany (birthday gift to me) and yes, it still has that special sparkle. Here’s a quick recap.
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.
Hello and happy New Year! Sometimes certain aspects of French culture will leave foreigners scratching their heads. La Poste, anyone?…
Bonsoir! This is a special weekend for 2 reasons: 1) It’s my birthday tomorrow and 2) I’m now offering Francophile tote bags in the Oui In France shop!
Here are some of the most popular posts on Oui In France in 2016. Read on for French culture, language and more about living abroad in France.
I’ve been married for 5 years now and my husband is still full of surprises! Sometimes they’re funny.
Do you know how to open milk? Of course you do. Small children know how to open a container of milk… but not all containers are created equal! Give a French person a carton of milk (American style) to open and let hilarity ensue. We just had a laugh over how to open milk. Seriously. Milk.
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.