Depending on how long you’ve been in France and who you socialize with, French people have probably asked you some strange questions. And a bunch of normal ones as well. Here are the top questions French people ask me.
For those of us in relationships with someone from another country, meeting the family can be quite an experience. That goes double when your partner’s native language differs from your own. Here are some tips for when the foreign in-laws meet. Take a deep breath.
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.
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.
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 of France to discover your favorites and a few new dishes!
When you’re in France and need to converse 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. Customer service in France is as helpful as you’d expect. I need to rant.
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.
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 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.