2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter

Do you enjoy French films? Panel discussion on current events? Exchanging ideas? Cultural performances? If so, check out these two (mostly) free events happening in January and February online or in a city near you! My French Film Festival.com My French Film Festival.com is the "world's first online French film festival." With a favorite mobile … Continue reading 2 (Mostly) Free French Events You Can’t Miss This Winter

16 Music Videos That Were Filmed in Paris

Bonjour! Did you know? These 16 music videos for songs in English were filmed in the French capital! Watch the music videos below for a virtual trip to Paris and take in famous Parisian sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Cœur, the Louvre, the bridges along the Seine River, and more... [Disclaimer: All images belong to … Continue reading 16 Music Videos That Were Filmed in Paris

French-Canadian Film: Modified

I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about "a food lover's journey into GMOs," or genetically modified/engineered organisms. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it's for everyone! In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers … Continue reading French-Canadian Film: Modified

Organic and Vegan Makeup: French Girl Le Lip Tint in Claire

My sensitive skin makes it impossible to wear makeup without me wanting to scratch my face off. As a result, I don’t wear a lot of it. When I want a little color, I usually pinch my cheeks like ladies from the Victorian era were known to do! Most days, I wear tinted moisturizer and … Continue reading Organic and Vegan Makeup: French Girl Le Lip Tint in Claire

If You’re Learning French, Read These 3 Books

When my daughter's French teacher recently asked for donations of new or gently used French-language books to add to her classroom’s library, these three books immediately came to mind: Ourika by Claire de Duras Mes parents by Hervé Guibert Paroles by Jacques Prévert I had to read these books for my French classes and I … Continue reading If You’re Learning French, Read These 3 Books

How Do You Say Blueberry in French? It Depends on the Region

How languages, dialects, and accents develop over time is fascinating to me. It’s proof that a language is living because it constantly moves around and grows. In school, I studied the mechanics of French. But as with any language, the best way to learn how to speak and develop fluency in français is to immerse … Continue reading How Do You Say Blueberry in French? It Depends on the Region

French Perfume

As I walked to my bus stop, someone outside the Alma-Marceau métro station in Paris handed me a perfume sample. I thought: For how many people will it become their favorite or maybe even their signature scent? For how many people will this fragrance be life-changing?